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AMARANTE TOURISM GUIDE

An attractive riverside town


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Goncalo Convent Amarante is a pleasant and picturesque small town located on the banks of the Tâmega River, crossed by São Gonçalo Bridge. Built in 1790, the bridge leads to the imposing São Gonçalo Convent, named after the local patron saint, protector of marriages. It was begun in 1540 and completed in 1620, with an elaborate Renaissance portal and topped with a red cupola. Inside is a finely gilded Baroque altar and pulpits, an organ with a carved case, and São Gonçalo's tomb. Tradition has it that those in search of a mate will have their wish granted within a year if they touch the statue on the tomb.

In one of the cloisters is a museum of contemporary art, the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Museum, with an eclectic collection that includes sketches and paintings by Cubist painter Souza-Cardoso, who was born in the town.

Another church to visit is the 18th-century São Pedro Church, with a Baroque façade decorated with statues of Saint Peter and Saint Paul. Inside, the nave is decorated with 17th-century blue and yellow tiles, and there is a chestnut wood ceiling with elegant carving in the sacristy.

The old part of town has a number of fine 16th and 18th-century houses, most of them surrounded by wooden balconies, and there are several cafes and restaurants, many overlooking the river where visitors can also rent boats for peaceful rowing or paddling.

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Places Nearby

Porto - Atmospheric port city; baroque splendor; monumental bridges; port wine
Lamego - Baroque sanctuary; vineyards by the Douro
Vila Real - A delightful baroque palace
Guimarães - A medieval World Heritage center; a fascinating Celtic archeological site
Braga - The city of Baroque; the Portuguese Episcopal capital; a monumental staircase



CITIES, TOWNS AND VILLAGES IN PORTUGAL
AROUND LISBON
AND TAGUS VALLEY
Alcobaça
Arrábida
Azeitão
Batalha
Cascais
Ericeira
Estoril
Fatima
Leiria
Mafra
Nazaré
Obidos
Palmela
Peniche
Queluz
Santarém
Sesimbra
Setubal
Sintra
Tomar
ALENTEJO
Beja
Castelo de Vide
Elvas
Estremoz
Evora
Marvão
Mértola
Monsaraz
Vila Viçosa

ALGARVE
Albufeira
Faro
Lagos
Sagres
Silves
Tavira
Vila Real de Santo António
Vilamoura
BEIRAS (CENTRAL PORTUGAL)
Aveiro
Belmonte
Buçaco
Coimbra
Conimbriga
Figueira da Foz
Guarda
Monsanto
Piodão
Serra da Estrela
Viseu

PORTO AND DOURO
Amarante
Lamego
Porto
MINHO
Barcelos
Braga
Gerês National Park
Guimarães
Ponte de Lima
Ponte da Barca
Viana do Castelo

TRAS-OS-MONTES
Bragança
Chaves
Vila Real

THE ISLANDS
Azores
Madeira