In the heart of Alto Minho, the locality of Ponte Barca, owns its name to the “barca” which connected the two margins of the River Lima, used many times by pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela, having the “bridge/ ponte" been built in mid-century. XIV (1450).
Rich noble soil of aired feature, the Lands of Nóbrega which witnessed the birth by the bucolic Lima poets of sightseeing, of fountains and nostalgia.
But Ponte da Barca, is salso “vila morena”, of granite set, full of palace like buildings with chapels and boarder walls, castellated and emblazoned XVI and XVII centuries , the Town Hall , the Pelourinho, the portico shelter, the parish dedicated to St. John the Baptist with risk Vilalobos.
And, a long side all this historical and monumental estate , in harmony lines and arch centerings , a new village smelling of progress, an attractive and modern Ponte da Barca.
Discover for yourself.
Pickup is made where you are accomodated (hotel or other accommodations) in the city of Braga.
Minimum 5 adults
advance reservations at least 8 days
With a beautiful historical town center, the whole village is embellished with many beautiful churches and monuments such as its peculiar market.
Tasting session of green wine, unique in the world, and craft shows of the leading craftsmen of the region.
The Portuguese stew, “cozido à portuguesa” one of the most typical dishes from Portugal , is something taken very seriously in these parts.
The largest collection of quartz crystals in the country with different sizes, shapes and colours.
National monument of the XIII century, took in the past an important role in defending the border against the Spanish invasions.
The Ahlmo Tours is a tour operator that offers " cultural trips " that go beyond knowing, discover and explore a region.
We believe that the grandeur of the origins of the villages, the ancestral traditions of its people, the gastronomy, the monuments and the green countryside will arose your senses in an unparalleled manner which will most assuredly transform your experiences into unforgettable moments.
Rua Manuel Barbosa Brito
nº 75 3º Esq.
4730-769 Vila Verde - Portugal