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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Hotel
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“There are some wonderful walks in the area. You can get details of the walks, which are very well signposted. They are available from the Tourist Office in Cinfaes, and there are also some leaflets in the cellar room”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pool
“Equipamentos de diversão disponíveis: » Piscina de Adultos » Piscina de Crianças » Aqualândia » Pistas Múltiplas ... » Pistas Rápidas » Tobogan » Caracol Serviços: » Snack Bar » Loja "Onda Shop" » Centro de Enfermaria » Estacionamento » Sistema de Vídeo Vigilância”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Restaurante disponível em TripAdvisor. Comida tradicional portuguesa, com requinte e modernidade. Espaço acolhedor, familiar e distinto. Destaca-se pelos seus habitantes de 4 patas.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“With superb landscapes, from mountain areas to breathtaking river beaches, castles churches, vineyards to cellars, Douro river presents us with unforgettable sights.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Theme Park
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
Neighbourhood
Establishment
“Tongobriga's main attraction are the archaeological vestiges of an ancient Roman city. Classified by IPPAR as a national monument, Freixo Archaeological Station is the proof that Tongobriga represented an important centre of attraction and decision at the end of the 1st century and beginning of the 2nd century. In an area of about 50 hectares, you can see the remains of the baths, of the forum, residential areas and a necropolis.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
Place of Worship
“Nowadays, the historical importance of Tarouquela is only shown in the remnant Church, which was part of one of the first female monasteries of the Benedictine Order built to the south of the Douro. Its origin, in the mid-12th century, associates this monastic house to a couple, Ramiro Gonçalves and his wife D. Ouruana Nunes, who acquired a property that used to belong to Egas Moniz, King Afonso Henriques' tutor, and his wife. Run by dynasties of abbesses, the history of this Monastery crosses its paths with the one of the region's most notable families. The influence of the Resendes ceased to be felt almost simultaneously in Tarouquela and in Cárquere (Resende), where Vasco Martins de Resende, the nephew of abbess D. Aldonça, was buried; she is mentioned in the transition from the 13th to the 14th century and was one of the most active abbesses with a long ruling period, which allowed her to make use of assets within her family circle. In the 15th century, the Monastery was already showing some signs of decline. In addition to its intrinsically family nature, its physical isolation and size, there were some noticeable signs of neglect by the Tarouquela nuns. The abbesses often broke their celibacy vows and acted according to their own personal interests. In 1535, the abbess of Arouca, D. Maria de Melo, moved to Tarouquela to calm the turmoil resulting from the royal will to extinguish the Monastery and prepare the transition to the Monastery of Benedict of Hail-Mary, in Porto, in 1536. This Monastery, founded in 1514 by King D. Manuel I (k. 1495-1521), was built to gather nuns from different female institutes, such as Tarouquela, in a single place.”
  • 1 local recommends
Museum
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
  • 1 local recommends