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Granja do Tedo

District: Viseu | County: Tabuaço | Parish: Granja do Tedo

When you arrive at the picturesque Granja do Tedo Village in Tabuaço and experience its breathtaking beauty, you will find it hard to believe the bloody origins of this land. Situated on a hillside on the banks of the river, the village owes its name to a knight, Dom Thedon Ramires, who conquered several territories from the Moors and founded his house here in the 10th century, with a farm and an extensive olive grove. The heroic knight had seduced Princess Ardínia (daughter of the Moorish king of Lamego, who wanted her to marry a Moor), who had also fallen in love with him. The princess eventually converted to Christianity so that she could marry Tedo, but her father, on discovering this sacrilege that went against his religion, killed his own daughter and then fiercely pursued Tedo. He eventually found the knight near a stream, where he killed him. The stream was stained with blood to such an extent that it was renamed the Tedo stream. Thus Granja do Tedo was born. Nowadays, it is a quiet place of rare beauty which is worth exploring in depth. You can start by visiting the Historical Garden, where several poems painted on tiles recount the ancient legend of the Moorish princess, Ardínia.

Then, move on to the village centre, where you’ll find various buildings with their original features, with typical wooden balconies, Oliveira Cardoso House, dating back to the 18th century, the Parish Church and the Community oven. Take some time to walk through the village since it is also really worth discovering the Chapel of Senhora do Socorro, the Fountain and the Pillory as well as the local mills, which are famous all over the region. There are several walking routes, organised by the local association, which will allow you explore all the details of the village and its green surroundings. Enjoy also the large expanse of elder trees planted all over the village, giving it a unique image, which is also celebrated at the Festival of the Elders in Bloom, in May. If you’re feeling hot, enjoy a swim at the river beach, where there is also a pleasant picnic park.

Although the Moors are somehow linked to the foundation of the village, Catholic traditions carry more weight here: on Good Friday, a procession is held at night and the entire village is lit with oil lamps. But there are other religious celebrations: in honour of Nossa Senhora das Neves, on 5 August; Nossa Senhora do Socorro, 15 August and São Faustino and São Jovita, on 15 February. To enjoy all these festivities, remember that you can stay at Maria Coroada House, in Quinta de Silvares, which is 3 kilometres away, or even at Quinta da Moita, an agricultural tourism unit that is 2 kilometres away from Granja do Tedo. Wicker baskets are the most typical objects in the area so why not take one home with you as a souvenir of your visit.

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  • Cruzeiro de Granja do Tedo

  • Ponte Romana de Granja do Tedo
    Ponte que apresenta arquitetura civil romana. Tem arco centralizado, sem talha-mares, c...

  • Fontanário no Largo da Praça

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  • Adega Típica A Tarraxa
    Restaurante de ambiente familiar com comida caseira e gastronomia típica de Trás-os-Mon...

  • Pelourinho de Goujoim
    Viseu | Armamar
    Percurso Pedestre Vale do Tedo (PR1)
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Parque de Merendas de Granja do Tedo
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Jardim Histórico da Granja do Tedo
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Pelourinho de Granja do Tedo
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Cruzeiro de Granja do Tedo
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Ponte Romana de Granja do Tedo
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Fontanário no Largo da Praça
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Pelourinho de Chavães
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Cruzeiro do Largo da Praça
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Capela das Chagas de São Francisco
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Solar de Granja do Tedo
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Solar Oliveira Rebelo / Solar Oliveira Veloso
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Casa Seiscentista na Carreira de Santo António
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Antigos Casa da Câmara e Tribunal de Granja do Tedo
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Casa Seiscentista na Rua de Maria Coroada
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Casa de Maria Coroada / Casa dos Santos Custódios / Arca da Aliança
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Casa da antiga Câmara de Longa / Casa seiscentista no Largo da Praça
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Chalet Oitocentista no Largo da Praça
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Igreja Matriz de Granja do Tedo / Igreja de São Faustino e São Jovita
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Casa no Largo da Praça
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Praia Fluvial de Granja do Tedo
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Adega Típica A Tarraxa
    Viseu | Tabuaço
    Capela da Senhora do Socorro
    Viseu | Tabuaço