The tower was built in the last quarter of the fourteenth century by the Countess Isabel, Lady of Viseu (2 October 1377), the king’s natural daughter Ferdinand I. According to a sustained little tradition, there would have been born King Duarte, 31 October 1391. With the death of Prince Henry, Duke of Viseu, the November […]
The King Christ in Gondomar, provides a unique overview of Tarouca, which still reaches land Lamego and Vila Real, as well as the horizons of the Serra do Marão.
The Alcofra Tower is located in the Village of Cape town, parish Alcofra, Vouzela municipality, Viseu district of Portugal. In a dominant position on the western slope of the Caramulo mountains, this is one of three stately towers still exist in the county, and that is in a better condition. The early human occupation of […]
It is located in Arouca municipalities, Cinfães, Resende and Castro Daire and Lamego (Viseu district) and between regions of Douro Litoral and Beira Alta. The average altitude is 838 meters. Is from the Douro river to the north and the river Paiva, to the south, bordering the city of Lamego. The highest point of the […]
The Dolmen of Arquinha da Moira is a single copy megaliths. In addition to its excellent condition, the pillars that support the mound we can still find cave paintings. Built in Neo-Chalcolithic in the III millennium BC, this dolmen apparently was only discovered in 1990. But since then, has received much attention. It is said […]
The Church of San Pedro de Tarouca located in Tarouca municipality in Portugal. Your first document dated 1163. In the structure of the church, are visible details of the Romanesque style, the transition to the Gothic.
The Cascade of Misarela is a beautiful place that the popular imagination filled with tales and legends. If you want to better observe this natural monument, the better down the county road that connects the seat of the municipality S. Joaninho and Vacalar. This waterfall is located in full rock granite and is fed by […]
Castle of Penedono, also referred to as Castle Gaunt, Beira Alta, located in the village, parish and Penedono municipality in the district of Viseu, Portugal. In a dominant position on the town, this small medieval structure is in a mix of defensive fortification and residential place. During the eleventh century, at the mercy of the […]
The Monastery of Santa Maria de Salzedas is located in Salzedas parish, Tarouca municipality, Portugal. Belonging to the Cistercian Order, date from the twelfth century, and its space was donated by the wife of D. Egas Moniz. Suffered expansion works in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, particularly in terms of the facade and the […]
The Ucanha Tower is located in Ucanha parish, Tarouca municipality, Viseu district of Portugal. It is classified by IPPAR a National Monument in 1910. Its existence has been documented in the nineteenth century. D. Afonso Henriques donated in 1163, the widow of Egas Moniz, Teresa Alfonso the couto of Algeriz, adding the territory of Ucanha. […]