Pelourinho de Arcos de Valdevez

Castles and Fortresses

The pillory of the town of Arcos de Valdevez dates back to the 16th century and is authored by João Lopes-o-Velho. It was built when at the time when the village was granted the Charter, by D. Manuel I. classified as National Monument and has been located, since 1895, opposite the Parish Church of Arcos de Valdevez but was originally placed in the Municipal Square, having been taken, in 1700, to the place of Valeta, next to the river Vez. Take a look around! Ahead lies the parish church in which are highlighted the tiles of "carpet" type and the carved altarpieces. Enjoy the view over the village; the ancestral houses, the verdant landscape and the serenity of the river Vez, one of the least polluted in Europe! Keep walking and find one of the many restaurants of the village to taste the delicious gastronomy of Arcos; : the papas de sarrabulho and rojões are not to be missed!

Arcos de Valdevez (Viana do Castelo)

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