Quinta Souto Chão
Ponte de Lima Area
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Great Things to Do Near Quinta Souto Chão
Have a coffee on the terrace in the central square from where you can admire the view across the river, which is spanned by the ancient medieval bridge from which the town takes its name.
Sample the local Vinho Verde wine...
Stock up with supplies at the wine co-operative in Ponte de Lima. The Adega Cooperativa is in Rua Conde Bertiandos (near the hospital).
Stroll along the riverbank in Ponte de Lima For those who like to keep their feet dry there are paths stretching up and down the riverbank...
Walk from the old Roman bridge down to the new crossing, cross and walk back into Ponte de Lima along the other river bank. Stop for tea before re-crossing the ancient bridge back to the car and home again.
Take a picnic down to the river in Ponte de Lima...
Have a leasurely lunch under the shady vines on the north bank. Here you can picnic, swim from the river beach and hire a canoe for a lazy paddle.
Mingle with the locals on market day...
Browse the colourful stalls that fill the sandy river banks every other Monday in Ponte de Lima.
Play Golf at the Axis Golf club, an 18 hole course in Ponte de Lima...
Afterwards, enjoy a meal in their on site restaurant.
Go to the opera in July, when the Ponte de Lima Summer Festival of Opera and Classical Music is held...
Something that is fast becoming one of Europe's top cultural events. Performances take place in several venues including historic manor houses, local churches and the Teatro Diogo Bernardes, a 19th century theatre in Ponte de Lima.
Join in the local festivities!
At the 'Ferias Novas', Ponte de Lima's main festival which takes place over the third weekend of September. Among the many attractions are a funfair, a local market and a religious procession.
Head to the coast for the day and discover the beautiful beaches stretching to the north and south of Viana do Castelo...
Just a 30 minute drive from the house, there are so many beautiful beaches in the area to be discovered.
Hire surfboards at Afife beach...
Spend a day in the water in what is a much sought after spot for keen surfers.
Laze on the sands on the beach of the chic coastal village of Moledo...
When you feel the need for some refreshment, a number a smart snack bars lie just behind the beach and form the ideal setting for having a drink whilst looking out to sea and watching the world go by.
For fantastic views across the ancient port of Viana do Castelo...
Take the funicular to the church of Santa Luzia, climb the dome and look out from the very very top. Then head into the town and wander around the fascinating embroidery shops for which the town is famous.
Spend a day exploring the southern coast of Spain...
Drive up the coast to the pretty waterside town of Caminha, from where a car ferry makes frequent trips across the small stretch of water that separates the north of Portugal from Galicia. This is a fun way to reach this beautiful corner of Spain, which boasts some superb beaches and is renowned for the quality of its seafood
Nothing but nature in the National Park of Peneda-Geres. Enjoy the many hiking trails and admire the wildlife...
Drive for miles through the largely undiscovered beautiful mountain scenery of this stunning area of natural beauty. Whilst you are unlikely to meet a car, watch out for the mountain goats, who have right of way!
Set aside a day to visit the World Heritage city of Porto...
Will a day be enough time to fit in visits to the Planetarium to plot some of those stars you have been watching, to walk down the steep higgledy piggledy tiny streets that tumble down to the River Douro, to walk across the iron bridge built by Monsieur Gustav Eiffel, to visit the port caves and try that famous drink and to then rest your feet and take the Open Top Tour bus for a fabulous view of all the best landmarks?
Visit the port wine lodges...
At Vila Nova de Gaia, just the other side of the Douro river from Porto. There are numerous lodges here, including Taylors, Sandeman's and Grahams
Shop for ceramics at the colourful Thursday market held in Barcelos...
This is the largest market in Portugal, and is held every Thursday in a vast open square in the centre of the town. The town is the birthplace of the 'Galo de Barcelos', the small cockeral, which is widely represented in traditional ceramic throughout the country and will no doubt be found on one of the stalls.
Visit historic Braga for historic architecture, great food and retail therapy...
The cathedral is the seat of the Primate of all Portugal and his magnificent palace is at the heart of the town. Wander the cobbled streets and stop for coffee and lunch in one of the many charming cafes surrounding the cathedral. For shoppers, head to the Braga Parc shopping centre.
Walk in the footsteps of the pilgrims up the steps of the Bom Jesus do Monte, 3kms east of Braga...
Set in the woods high above the city, this glorious ornamental stairway of granite is a monumental homage and is the object of devoted pilgrimage, where penitents climb up the steps on their knees.
|Ponte de Lima||14 mins|
|Ponte de Barca||17 mins|
|Arcos de Valdevez||25 mins|
|Viana do Castelo||35 mins|
|Praia da Âncora||40 mins|
|Santiago de Compostela||105 mins|