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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Gym
“An adventure park in a natural setting, complete with activities such as paintball, minigolf, water trekking, paddle board, etc.”
  • 4 locals recommend
General Contractor
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Point of Interest
“PT (english version further below): Galerias Romanas de exploração de ouro. Começando com uma caminhada por uma paisagem especial, pouco usual e terminando com uma incursão por uma mina cheia de surpresas e morcegos em hibernação. Observação da biodiversidade envolvente conjugado com uma paisagem deslumbrante. EN: Roman galleries of gold exploration. Beginning with a walk through a special, unusual landscape and ending with a foray into a mine full of surprises and bats in hibernation. Biodiversity observation combined with stunning scenery.”
  • 1 local recommends
Neighbourhood
Route
“If you want to try traditional local foods or just pizza this is your local place.”
  • 1 local recommends
Administrative Area Level 3
“The settlement of this region dates back to the 12th century and several ancient castros were discovered and other archaeological artefacts, including Byzantine coins, from the era of Emperor Ducas.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
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Route
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Establishment
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Establishment
“In the first century B.C. a Roman military fort was constructed to overlook the important roadway between Aquas Flavias (Chaves) and Lamecum (Lamego). At that time, the Romans were attracted to the region due to the presence of gold ore, silver and lead. In the following centuries, the region was successively occupied by Visigoths and Muslims until the eighth century. By the 11th century, following the Christian Reconquista of the territory, the Kings of León recovered and restructured the former Visigothic administrative center. Between the beginning of the 12th century and 13th century, this castle of Aguiar was constructed, and likely completed during the reign of Sancho I. At this time, the "castle" was an important strategic point in the Terra de Aguiar (the nucleus of municipality of Vila Pouca de Aguiar) and inhabited by partisans of D. Afonso Henriques (1112-1185), later referenced in a medieval hagiograph in Santa Senhorinha de Basto. An important event in the independence of Portugal, it was D. Gonçalo Mendes de Sousas, master of the dominions of Aguair and Panóis, and man-at-arms of the nascent King who quickly hastened to give aid to the forces at Pena de Aguiar. Later, during the reign of King D. Afonso III (1248-1279), the parish of Telões received its first Carta de Foral (Foral charter) on 10 July 1255. By the beginning of the 16th century, the village of Telões lost its administrative importance, and was integrated into the foral associated with Aguiar da Pena in 1515. The structure was finally abandoned in 1527, due to a progressive change in warfare dependent on gunpowder. On a 1804 report, there is evidence that the Province of Trás-os-Montes was unprotected, without fort or military fortifications, during the Spanish invasion of 1762, resulting in the assault of Chaves, Bragança and Miranda, and attacks on castles in the region.”
  • 1 local recommends
Natural Feature