Cultural in Ponte de Lima

Vaca das Cordas & Corpus Christi

The ninth Friday after Easter is the date for a tradition that probably dates back at least to Roman times and possibly has Phoenician origins. It features a kind of bull-running in which young men goad a hapless bu…
Cultural in Ponte de Lima

Feiras Novas

Held here since 1125, this is one of Portugal’s oldest ongoing events. Stretching over three days during the third week of September, it centres on the riverfront, with a massive market and fair, and features folk d…
Cultural in Ponte de Lima

Feiras do Cavalo

Held annually in the third week of June, this horse fair is one of the town’s most raucous festivals, when the Expo Lima (the riverside fairgrounds) becomes a race track and stage for horses, carriages and musicians…