What to visit
What to do
Avianense - Chocolate Factory
Immediately next to Naturena, Avianense still makes chocolate the same way it has for over 100 years, making it the oldest chocolate factory in Portugal. Enjoy the interactive museum and learn all about the chocolate making process.
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
With a fantastic view over the valley, the church of St. Bartholomew in Durrães is a must stop for all who wish to know the region.
Durrães Dry Bridge
Also known as the Durrães Viaduct, this 19th-century structure is 22 metres high and 255 metres long with 16 identical stone arches, each spanning eight and a half meters, resting on solid stone pillars.
Neiva River and River Beaches
The River Neiva rises in the Sierra de Oural in Vila Verde and flows into Viana do Castelo (between Castelo do Neiva and Antas).The route along the bank offers beautiful moments of rest and proximity to nature.
Distance: 750m – 3km
Located in Serra da Padela, it is a paradise of native vegetation with excellent access. It features a lake with fish and water lilies, fields to wander, shaded groves and picnic area with stone benches.
Almerinda (Pic-Nic) Park
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aparecida
Ponte das Tábuas River Beach
The Sanctuary of Santa Luzia - Viana do Castelo
Swimming in the Eco Pool (without chlorine)
We have at your disposal bicycles so you can get to know the whole region on wheels and at your own pace!
Surf (Arda Surf School)
With super experienced monitors in surfing, at Arda Surf School classes are always suitable for each other’s experience.
You can choose between group class, private class or simply board and suit rental.
The available modalities are: Surf, bodyboard, stand up paddle, bodysurf and functional training.
Adventure Center (Pentieiros)
The programmes are age and experience appropriate. They include:
Climbing, Paintball, River kayaking, Bike rental, Zorb ball, Bungee jumping, Horseback riding, Canoeing, Target shooting, Hiking, Much more!
Aventure Park TimeOut
Barefoot Eco park
Here’s a park that encourages all visitors to play outdoors. It’s almost “mandatory” to jump, roll and get dirty. You enter with your shoes on, but before long you are going barefoot in sheer, childhood euphoria.
Mini football, sopragol, pedal karts, mini-slide, arborism mini-circuit, chess, checkers and giant dominoes are just some of the park’s attractions.
D'Alvarenga Pedagogical Farm
Barcelos Weekly Fair
Some say the Barcelos Fair is a living encyclopedia of the city, and those who have already visited understand why. The fair is dedicated to the traditional handicrafts of Minho, in all of its forms: ceramics, wood, basketry and mating and embroidery.
Held on Thursdays in Campo da Feira