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Porto Carvoeiro

District: Aveiro | County: Santa Maria da Feira | Parish: Canedo

The view over the Inha river will immediately strike you when you arrive in Porto Carvoeiro. Situated on the banks of the river, it is part of Canedo Parish, in Santa Maria da Feira Municipality, and was once an important trading hub in the municipality. Here, salt arrived from the south, coal from the interior, as well as passengers and boats transporting Port Wine. Rabelo boats sailed from here, carrying a variety of goods to Porto, such as timbers, firewood and coal.

Due to its proximity to the water, fishing also developed here and, to this day, lamprey, shad, twaite shad, mullet and barbel are still fished here. It is worth walking around this village nestled between the river and a dense eucalyptus and pine forest. When walking along the streets of Porto Carvoeiro, take a closer look at the unique architecture of the two manor style houses. One of them has a private chapel that is particularly beautiful. There are two special times to visit the village: during the International Teatro de Rua Imaginarius Festival, which usually holds at least one event, and during the festivities dedicated to São Lourenço, during the first weekend in August. If you enjoy water sports, be sure to take one of the canoeing routes in the small vessels that pass through the area. In the village tradition, there are several products to savour, in addition to those that come from the river. The honey and regional flavours, such as mixed roast meats on a bed of rice, roast potatoes with thyme and, for dessert, fogaça with pumpkin jam and walnuts, laden with honey and accompanied with port wine are good bets, as are the almendrados, amanteigados, areados and caladinhos.

As for handicrafts, it is easy to find artefacts made from cork, marble, metal and tin, as well as ceramics, fine narrow lace and even wire, net, wood and leather items (strainers, sieves, drums and tambourines) in this region. Other common objects are blankets (liteiros), yokes for oxen, baskets, wooden clogs, brooms, brushes and mops, and surprisingly, violins.

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  • Passeio pelas Margens do Douro
    Passadiço de madeira muito agradável para passear à beira-rio.

  • Marginal do Douro
    Em Melres há a possibilidade de passear numa zona florestal bem perto do rio.

  • Capela de São Paio

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    Passeio pelas Margens do Douro
    Porto | Gondomar
    Marginal do Douro
    Porto | Gondomar
    Capela de São Paio
    Aveiro | Santa Maria da Feira
    Castro de Romariz
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    Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira
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    Convento dos Lóios - S. M. Feira
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    Solar Conde do Fijó/Orfeão - S. M. Feira
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    Museu do Papel
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    Museu da Cortiça
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    Capela Nossa Senhora da Piedade – Canedo
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    Igreja Paroquial – Canedo - S. M. Feira
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    Termas Caldas S. Jorge – Caldas São Jorge
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    Castro de Fiães
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    Mamoa da Quinta da Laje – Pigeiros
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    Rio Douro
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