Felgueiras is a small town in the north of Portugal. Full of charm, in this quiet city you will have rest away from the hustle and bustle of big cities. Our recommendation is to discover the center, full of history. Its historical heritage is huge, and it is even part of the Romanesque Route. We can highlight monuments such as: the Monastery “Santa Maria de Pombeiro”, the Church of “Salvador de Unhão”, the Church of “São Mamede de Vila Verde” ... Another advice is to contemplate the Brazilian architecture of "Casa das Torres", visit "Casa do Curral", historically associated with Júlio Dinis and Magalhães Lemos. You can also visit the Palaces of the province and stroll through their gardens where you will find the Bust of Magalhães Lemos. We invite you to discover by yourself this wonderful city!
At the same time, the city is well known for its footwear industry. The coolest national and international firms, such as Kikers, Pikolinos or Inditex, rely on the artisan know-how of the Portuguese locality to produce their shoes.
Our B&B Hotel Felgueiras is the perfect starting point to visit the North of Portugal. Located a few kilometers away from big cities as Oporto, Guimarães and Braga.
Oporto is only 45 minutes away from our hotel. You can spend a day here and discover its incredible cultural offer, as well as its most iconic monuments. We recommend you to walk along the Ribeira. It is a neighbourhood that borders the Douro River. Its charming streets will captivate you, as well as its colourful buildings. If you want to take some memorable pictures, we strongly recommend you to go to the bridge of Don Luis I, an architectural work that will impress you, and from where you can get incredible views of the city. Another of our suggestions is ending the day sailing along the Douro River in a “rabelo”: typical boats of the area that were formerly used to transport wine. If you want to make a romantic trip, this is the perfect plan!
On the other hand, the city of Guimarães is less than 30 minutes from the hotel. It is considered as the first city in Portugal. In short, the history of Portugal begins at this point of the country. Therefore, the city has many monuments recognized by UNESCO. We advise you to discover them, starting by the Castle of Guimaraes, a treasure of medieval times. Continue walking towards the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança, an austere 14th century palace. Finally, get lost in the small streets to discover the architecture of medieval times. You will travel in time!
If you are in Felgueiras, you will not resist and you will extend your stay to visit the wonderful city of Braga: a place that reflects more than 2,000 years of history. It is one of the oldest cities in the world. You will be able to visualize one of the biggest monuments of the north of Portugal: the Bom Jesus do Monte. It is a neoclassical church located on the top of a hill where you can get a plain view of the city. If you want to discover it in an original way, you can get there on the funicular. The journey is impressive!
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Food lovers will be delighted to know that there is a great variety in the gastronomy of Felgueiras. Indeed, the city is well known for its unique cuisine.
Its specialties are: fresh fish and seafood such as the famous “Bacalhau”. Our recommendation is to taste it with a "Vinho Verde", a local wine that you will love. For dessert, don't miss the "Pao-de-ló de Margaride", a cake made directly in Felgueiras, in an artisan way. You can visit the factory by reservation, from Monday to Sunday from 9.00 am to 11.45 am and from 2.00 pm to 6.30 pm. With this visit you will be able to know the fascinating history of this cake.
As we said, this cake has a long history as it is made since the early 18th century. Its taste is so irresistible and its interior so spongy, that in 1888 it received the designation of Supplier of the Portuguese Royal House.
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