Casa da Eira

The Minho

Opposite the post office, the Casa da Eira has a handsome Manueline window somewhat marred by a horrendous corrugated tin room that peeks above the crenallated walls.

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1. Roman Milestone

0.04 MILES

This 1st-century Roman milestone inside the fortaleza is a remnant from the old Braga–Astorga road.

2. Igreja de Santo Estevão

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This 14th-century edifice inside the fortaleza, with its neoclassical facade, is one of Valença's best preserved churches.

3. Fortaleza de Valença

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Valença's fortaleza is in fact two fortresses, bristling with bastions, watchtowers, massive gateways and defensive bulwarks, connected by a single bridge…

4. Igreja de Santa Maria dos Anjos

0.13 MILES

Dating from 1276, this now-decrepit Romanesque parish church inside the fortaleza has a tiny chapel at the back with Romano-Gothic inscriptions on the…

5. Catedral de Santa Maria

1.05 MILES

The highlight of the old town is the fortress-like Catedral de Santa Maria. Begun in the 12th century, it reflects a stoic Romanesque style in most of its…

6. Centro de Interpretación

3.58 MILES

The Parque Natural Monte Aloia's visitors centre stands 5km up from the PO340 on the road to the top of the Monte Aloia.

7. Parque Natural Monte Aloia

3.97 MILES

This 746-sq-km protected area covers the forest-clothed hill Monte Aloia (631m) which has several panoramic viewpoints and well-marked, not-too-demanding…

8. Palácio da Brejoeira

7.76 MILES

On the N101, 5km south of Monção, this grand early 19th-century neoclassical palace has been open to the public since 2010. Visits are by guided tour only…