Ponte de Vilar de Mouros

Castles and Fortresses

The Vilar de Mouros bridge over the river Coura has been classified as a national monument since 1910. Regarded as one of the prototypes of national gothic bridges, it consists of three arches slightly broken, and a trestle deck. Although the exact date of its construction is unknown, its architectural characteristics point to the end of the 14th century and the beginning of the 15th century. The surrounding area is pleasant and appeals to moments of conviviality; it has a picnic park with stone tables and plenty of shade. The River Coura, whose transparent waters many visitors cannot resist, is ideal for water sports, canoeing and rowing, where several generations of national and international champions trained (and still do) or competed. Vilar de Mouros is worth a visit, with nature in its pure state. It became famous in 1971 for holding the first music festival in Portugal.

Caminha (Viana do Castelo)

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