Areja

District: Porto | County: Gondomar | Parish: Lomba

Who knew that so close to Porto there is still a village filled with traditions and with a landscape of such rare beauty? One of the places in Lomba Parish, Areja, climbs up from the river to the top of the slope, breathing, the pure air there, higher and higher. Located in Gondomar, this village, so close to the city limits, is a natural haven and therefore worth a visit. The heritage scattered along the slope that descends to the river clearly shows how important the location, on the banks of the Douro river, has already been for trade and merchant transportation. Today it still has a harbour where pleasure craft can tie up.

Once dedicated to fishing and farming, which have become increasingly rare, its typical architecture is an example of such activities to this day. Spend some time strolling through the narrow streets and study the rural architecture of the traditional houses as well as the manors on the country estates. Count. D. Henrique, Lord of the County of Portugal, lived here. The slope of Areja, where it is worthwhile taking a leisurely stroll, stretches along the mountain and provides a breathtaking view.

The climb is steep but rewarding: the higher you go, the more breathtaking is the landscape. Down below, you can also enjoy the cool riverbanks. Life in the village continues to respect its history, maintaining its traditions and traditional crafts. When visiting Areja, be sure to visit the monument to Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes, the patron saint providing protection against storms and other dangers and, therefore, associated with the fishing communities at Areja Harbour.

Minas do Pejão
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Tapa de São Domingos
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Miradouro de Labercos
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Casa de Sante – Pé de Moura
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Restaurante D. Vicente - Labercos
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Restaurante Jardim D´Arca – Pé Durido
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Igreja Matriz da Lomba
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Capela Nossa Senhora Ó – Pé de Moura
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Quinta da Lomba
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Rio Douro
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Cais no Largo do Poço – Pé de Moura
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Capela de Santa Eufémia – Pé de Moura
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Praia Fluvial da Lomba
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