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Castro Laboreiro

District: Viana do Castelo | County: Melgaço | Parish: Castro Laboreiro

Castro Laboreiro is in Melgaço Municipality and is located in the Peneda-Gerês National Park.
Its prehistoric heritage is one of the richest in the country. There are rock carvings and paintings, 120 dolmens (dating back 5000 years) and cistas (megalithic funeral monuments). This village has a historical heritage of great wealth, of note being the fortified settlement-type constructions in Castro Laboreiro: Castro Laboreiro Castle, classified as a national monument, Castro Laboreiro Village Church, the Castro Laboreiro Pillory, dating from the 16th century, classified as a building of public interest, medieval churches, the community ovens, granaries and mills.

Visit the Castro Laboreiro Museum Centre and learn about the habits, customs and traditions of the people of the village. This is a region of great beauty which the Laboreiro River meanders through. It is spanned by numerous bridges from Roman or medieval times, of which Dorna Bridge, Capela Bridge, the New Bridge or Cava Velha Bridge and the Old Bridge are of note. Stay in one of the tourism units in Castro Laboreiro. Some of them are typical Castro-style houses that have been restored and invite you to enjoy a relaxed stay close to nature: there is no shortage of natural corners waiting to be discovered!

Set off on your discovery of the region by going along the Castro Laboreiro Interpretation Trail (3 kilometres). This can be done in an all-terrain vehicle or on foot. See the beauty of the landscape and get ready: with any luck you will be able to catch a glimpse of wild boar, deer, badgers and otters, golden eagles, wolves, roe deer and ponies! Castro Laboreiro is the original home of the internationally known breed of dog of the same name: the Castro Laboreiro dog. Visit the Castro Laboreiro Kennels, whose aim is to preserve and enhance the breed. Try the tasty typical Castro dishes, which include kid, cured ham steaks, regional sausages and rye bread and cornbread. Sweeten your palate with bucho doce and dry soup made with stale bread. The important handicrafts are wickerwork, clog making, linen and embroidery and even items made from pure wool, which are beautiful mementos to take home from Castro Laboreiro!

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  • Pelourinho de Castro Laboreiro
    Os fragmentos encontravam-se integrados numa construção, tendo sido recolocados no luga...

  • Moinhos de Castro Laboreiro
    Conjunto de sete moinhos, em bom estado de conservação, de planta retangular, organizad...

  • Biblioteca de Castro Laboreiro / Extensão da Biblioteca Municipal de Melgaço

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  • Restaurante da Albergaria Miracastro
    Restaurante inserido na Albergaria Miracastro, com uma excelente casa de cozinha region...

  • Miradouro do Castelo
    Restaurante com ambiente acolhedor, com diversos pratos regionais e bons vinhos, em esp...

  • Hotel Miracastro
    Este simpático hotel disponibiliza um vasto leque de serviços, com destaque para o rest...

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    Moinhos do Poço Verde
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    Hotel Castrum Villae
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    Casa João Alvo
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    Moinhos de Castro Laboreiro
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    Ponte Velha de Castro Laboreiro
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    Canil do Cão de Castro Laboreiro
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    Restaurante da Albergaria Miracastro
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    Miradouro do Castelo
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    Montes de Laboreiro - Animação Turística, Lda
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    Pelourinho de Castro Laboreiro
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    Igreja Matriz de Castro Laboreiro / Igreja de Santa Maria da Visitação
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    Castelo de Castro Laboreiro
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    Biblioteca de Castro Laboreiro / Extensão da Biblioteca Municipal de Melgaço
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    Miradouro de Castro Laboreiro
    Viana do Castelo | Melgaço
    Homenagem Padre Anibal Rodrigues
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    Núcleo Museológico de Castro Laboreiro
    Viana do Castelo | Melgaço
    Posto de Turismo de Castro Laboreiro
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    Portas de Lamas de Mouro - Centro Interpretativo do PNPG
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    Casa das Falagueiras
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    Recantos de Castro
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    Casa do Barreiro
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    Villas do Laboreiro
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