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Almofrela

District: Porto | County: Baião | Parish: Campelo

Almofrela, a village in Capelo Parish, in Baião Municipality is on the slope of Aboboreira mountain, at an altitude of about 750 metres. Through the agricultural mosaic of meadows and fields, dotted with trees and flowers, there peers a small cluster of houses in traditional architecture, threshing floors, granaries and water channels. But as is usual in these kinds of mountain villages the cuisine, feasts, festivals and the people are the main points of interest for visitors to Almofrela. As to the tastes, whether summer or winter, the Tasquinha do Fumo is the place to go.

The old tavern has been restored and transformed into a restaurant. It owes its success to the quality of its typical dishes, prepared with ingredients grown locally in a traditional way. Indulge yourself with the bazulaque and the roast lamb with baked rice or sit back in an armchair by the fireplace while enjoying bread made from corn and other cereals, fresh out of the wood-burning oven, or the unique taste of fresh coffee made in a clay coffee pot. Be sure to visit the Chapel of São Brás dos Bugalhos, a simple, whitewashed church in the village centre where the Feast of São Brás is held during the first weekend in February. There is a small hostel in the village, in the old primary school building, which has been adapted to accommodate some of the many tourists and mountaineers who pass through there.

Indeed Almofrela is included in the walking trail called “Stones, Mills and Aromas of Santiago”, a 15-kilometre-long trail that brings thousands of hikers interested in the rural environment, traditions, flora, fauna and geology of Aboboreira to the village each year. And remember, in the immediate vicinity of the village, within a five-kilometre radius, it is worth taking a close look at the archaeological site in Aboboreira mountain and its important set of megalithic monuments, of note being Chã de Parada, a national monument. An outdoor history lesson!

Parque da Fraga do Rio
Porto | Baião
Parque de Merendas da Praia Fluvial
Porto | Baião
Anta de Meninas do Crasto 3
Porto | Baião
Fonte de Almofrela
Porto | Baião
Núcleo Arqueológico de Outeiro de Gregos
Porto | Baião
Praia Fluvial da Fraga do Rio
Porto | Baião
Capela de S. Brás dos Bugalho
Porto | Baião
Capela da Sra. da Guia
Porto | Baião
Albergue Antiga escola primaria
Porto | Baião
A Tasquinha do Fumo
Porto | Baião