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Vila do Conde
Friday, 23 July 2021

Monastery and Church of Saint Clare

The institution of the Monastery of Saint Clare (Mosteiro de Santa Clara) dates from May 7th 1318, being its founders D. Afonso Sanches, illegitimate...

Sixteenth Century Carrack

The Sixteenth Century Carrack, a replica of a Portuguese ship from the early 1500s for North Atlantic routes, was designed by Admiral Rogério d'Oliveira...

Matrice Church

Vila do Conde's Matrice Church (Mother Church - Igreja Matriz), dedicated to St. John the Baptist, was started to be built in the last...

Royal Customs

The Royal Customs building - Museum of Naval Construction, was built by order of D. João II, King of Portugal, by means of a...

Fort of Saint John the Baptist

The Fort of Saint John the Baptist, often referred to as Vila do Conde's Castle, is located at the mouth of the Ave river. It...

Aqueduct of Saint Clare

The Aqueduct of Saint Clare (Aqueduto de Santa Clara) was designed to transport water to the convent of the same name. Since its foundation,...

Church of Mercy

The Holy House of Mercy of Vila do Conde (Santa Casa da Misericórdia) was founded in 1510, on the recommendation of King Manuel I...

Memory Center

The Vila do Conde Memory Center (Centro de Memória de Vila do Conde) is located in an emblazoned house, the Manor of St. Sebastian...

Town Hall and Pillory

The Town Hall wasn't always located in this place. There are records from 1466 that refer to the existence of two municipal buildings, named...

Municipal Theater

Vila do Conde's Municipal Theater was formerly known as Cine-Teatro Neiva (Neiva's Cine-Theater), due to its owner Joaquim de Oliveira Neiva. Inaugurated in 1947, contemporary...
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House of Guerra Junqueiro

Guerra Junqueiro, a famous writer whose grave is in the National Pantheon, lived in Vila do Conde between 1899 and 1906. The poet, taking...

Others

Vila do Conde has many other places of obligatory visit, built over the several centuries of its history, such as the Aqueduct, the Fort...

Sonia and Roberto Delaunay’s House

Married in Paris in 1910, the artists Sonia Delaunay and Roberto Delaunay were invited to the launch of the Orpheu magazine, by Fernando Pessoa,...

Chapel of Saint Benedict

In a small area formed by the meeting of Rua de São Bento and Rua dos Prazeres stands the Chapel of Saint Benedict (Capela...

Church of Our Lady of Exile

The Church of Our Lady of Exile is a recent building, despite its secular history. The current Church of Exile was inaugurated on August 24th...

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