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Stº Aleixo Além-Tâmega

District: Vila Real | County: Ribeira de Pena | Parish: Santo Aleixo de Além-Tâmega

Santo Aleixo de Além Tâmega lies in the northern part of Ribeira de Pena Municipality, a fertile valley of the Tâmega River. The story goes that, for many years, the village was isolated from Salvador, the parish seat, due to the rising of the waters of the Tâmega. The communication problem was only solved in 1913, with the construction of the Arame Bridge, closed since 1963 and today one of the must-see tourist attractions. In addition to the ingenious and original structure, unique and exemplary in the country, the surroundings all around are captivating.

To conveniently enjoy all the town has to offer, it’s best on foot. Take the ancient rural paths where Camilo Castelo Branco probably walked on the way to his home in nearby Friúme. Walk down the trail along the side of the Santo Aleixo water channel and let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of the surrounds, from the slopes of Ribeira de Pena to the green valley of Tâmega, or the peaks of Alvão Mountain.

The architectural heritage also deserves all your attention. Be sure to visit the Church of Senhor de Santo Aleixo; the Shrine of Senhor dos Milagres; the stately homes such as Barroso House, Aldeia House or Fecha House, now used for rural tourism; big country houses like Eira House, Teixeira House, Outeiro House or Casal House. Enjoy the traditional granaries, the threshing floors, the typical houses with their porches, sundials and community mills. At the table, enjoy the traditional flavours of pork, kid, Portuguese cabbage and regional sausages. Weaving, clog making, and basket making are the most common arts among the local craftsmen. You will easily find the perfect souvenir.

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