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Portuguese in Ponte da Barca

Vai à Fava

A recently revamped spot with an upgraded menu and a repertoire of evening events, too. The terrace with the bridge view is a winner.
Portuguese in Ponte da Barca

Varanda do Lima

This is one of Barca’s grandest options, with fresh fish and all the traditional meat dishes served on pressed tablecloths. If you want something lighter, pop into the restaurant’s popular cafe next door.
Cultural in Ponte da Barca

Festa de São Bartolomeu

Held from 19 to 24 August, this festival sees folk music and dancing aplenty, not to mention parades and fireworks.