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Vila da Ponte

District: Vila Real | County: Montalegre | Parish: Vila da Ponte

Located between Minho and Trás-os-Montes, Vila da Ponte village brings together characteristics of both regions, which makes it a unique example of the peculiar regional traditions. Part of Montalegre Municipality, Vila da Ponte has a long history, which can be seen from the archaeological remains and heritage to be found along the Roman Road Walking Trail. The granite bridge that gives in the place its name, was the first bridge to be built over the Cabril River. Cross the bridge and linger on the Roman road, a walking trail where you can take a long, tranquil walk through the history and heritage of the village, such as the many funeral monuments, in castros (fortified settlements) and burial chambers, which attest to the presence of people many centuries ago.

Another old monument is the Vila da Ponte Church, which was used as a temple to worship other gods. Down throughout the ages, it welcomed the prevailing religion. Nowadays, it is an important Catholic Church, with a small Parish Museum. Vila da Ponte also has 26 mills, making it the village with the most mills in the country! In addition to these traditional granite structures, which you can see on the Mill Trail, and the small granaries and community oven which are on the Bread Route, close by you will also find two dams, where you can enjoy river beaches, 2 and 4 kilometres away.

You can stay in Vila da Ponte for a while, in the rural tourism unit. Whether you stay is short or long, take the opportunity to delight in the local products still produced here today, like Santa Maria biological honey, and for the main course, we suggest Barrosa veal, a native breed that is greatly appreciated.

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