Germil

District: Viana do Castelo | County: Ponte da Barca | Parish: Germil

Set in Amarela mountain, Germil is a typical mountain village located in the Peneda-Gerês National Park, which preserves the rural environment and community way of life from olden times.
Concentrated in two clusters of typical granite houses, with reddish brown doors and windows, Germil has narrow streets (covered by vines), stone pavements and water gushing from all corners. It's almost a rule that it should be visited on foot!

Worthy of note in the village are the old water mill, the church dating from 1880 and some granite granaries. Pay special attention to a sundial that stands out on top of one of them, a reminder of other times. Stay in one of the rural tourism units in the village and enjoy being close to nature. Germil is the ideal place to rest, enjoy pleasant moments of reflection and to let the mountain explorer in you run free.

In the vicinity of the village, pay a visit to Fojo do Lobo, which stretches for 1400 metres, on the western bank of the Germil river valley. On the same road, in the direction of the village, you'll see some silhas, circular stone constructions which once served to protect beehives from bear attacks.
Indulge in the typical flavours of the village: Germil style goat chanfana, cheese and honey.
Basket making (traditional and with reeds), linen and wool items, clog making and embroidery are the typical handicrafts in Germil Village.

Visita

Virtual

  • Relógio de Sol de Germil

  • Miradouro de Germil de Cima
    Local que “pinta” no horizonte as elevações e os vales verdejantes característicos do a...

  • Igreja Matriz de Germil

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    Relógio de Sol de Germil
    Viana do Castelo | Ponte da Barca
    Percurso no Parque Peneda-Gerês
    Viana do Castelo | Ponte da Barca
    Trilho da Ermida
    Viana do Castelo | Ponte da Barca
    Miradouro de Germil de Cima
    Viana do Castelo | Ponte da Barca
    Igreja Matriz de Germil
    Viana do Castelo | Ponte da Barca
    Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês
    Viana do Castelo | Ponte da Barca
    Casa Real Danaia
    Viana do Castelo | Ponte da Barca
    Casa da Eira
    Viana do Castelo | Ponte da Barca
    Casa José Dias
    Viana do Castelo | Ponte da Barca
    Casa Nova
    Viana do Castelo | Ponte da Barca