Ourém

The medieval town of Ourem is positioned on a hill, about a km from the new town of Ourem and, in general, marks the hinge between two landscapes: a landscape of limestone and southern mountain ranges, and a landscape of sandstone, mudslides and rivers to the north. 

At the top of the hill lies the castle, endowed with a strategic position of the territory surrounding area. 

This walled town, with human occupation since pre-history, developed especially in the medieval period from two axes: a military axis and a religious axis. After its recapture from the Moors, the first king of Portugal donated it to his daughter Teresa, who in 1180 gave it the first charter and its coat of arms, giving rise to the coat of Ourem.

During the village elation county head, the third count, Nuno Alvares Pereira, and above all the Fourth Earl D. Afonso (his grandson and the grandson of King John I), printed it great glow. This illustrious fifteenth century was responsible for the construction and consolidation of the main monuments of the town.

Ali established the collegial and lift up the palace of the Counts of Ourém to install his residence. This national monument, composed of a central tower two towers, the presence spreads, so already the transnationalism of Ourem and the avant-garde vision of Afonso, who printed it influences of the North African and Italian architecture. Count This 4 Ourémm recovered Castle, composed of three towers, which enclosure houses a tank that holds water during the previous year, still protruding D. Mécia tower, where the queen will have been retained. Also built the Gothic fountain, a fine example of Gothic in Portugal, where the French invasions have left traces of their passage through Ourem to behead the head of the eagle that includes the coat of arms. On the ground floor of the former collegiate church is the crypt. At the center of this chapel dome is the tomb of D. Afonso, with their weapons at the head and two cranes to toe. In recumbent statue stands the Count's face, considered one of the best carved in Portugal before the Renaissance. The Pillory Square through the pillory, the former home of the House and the old chains of Ourem, near evokes political power and legal and administrative of this town, which was once the county seat. The old Chamber welcomes the municipal gallery and the tourist office in the service of the arts and dissemination of local culture. In the old chain works Ucharia do Conde, while tasting room and sales of local cuisine, in particular the medieval wine Ourem. The medieval village is enriched through the streets with medieval features, tearing the white houses, the traditional trade and the people who live there. Out of doors, the visit extends the hill slopes down the historic sidewalk Carapita, stopping the source of the horses and the Walk of Life Women, which runs to Mediterranean forest bag.

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CASA DO CORREIO MOR

Ponte da Barca

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PAÇO DE CALHEIROS

Ponte de Lima

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Ponte de Lima

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CASA DA LAGE

Ponte de Lima

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CASA DO ANQUIÃO

Ponte de Lima

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CASA DAS TORRES

Ponte de Lima

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Casa do Ameal

Viana do Castelo

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QUINTA DO MONTEVERDE

Viana do Castelo

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CASA DOS ASSENTOS

Barcelos

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CASA DE ALFENA

Póvoa de Lanhoso

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CASA DOS LAGOS

Braga

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CASA DA TOJEIRA

Cabeceiras de Basto

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CASA DAS PAREDES

Fafe

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CASA DE CANEDO

Celorico de Basto

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CASA DOS POMBAIS

Guimarães

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CASA DO RIBEIRO

Guimarães

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CASA DE SEZIM

Guimarães

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CASA DO CAMPO

Celorico de Basto

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Paço de São Cipriano

Guimarães

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CASA DE VILARINHO DE S. ROMÃO

Sabrosa

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CASA DAS TORRES DE OLIVEIRA

Mesão Frio

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CASA DOS VARAIS

Peso da Régua

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CASA DE SANTO ANTONIO DE BRITIANDE

Lamego

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SOLAR SAMPAIO E MELO

Trancoso

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CASA DO CONDADO DE BEIRÓS

S. Pedro do Sul

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QUINTA DE SÃO CAETANO

Viseu

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CASA DE MOGOFORES

Anadia

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CASA DAS TÍLIAS

Seia

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VILA DUPARCHY

Mealhada

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CASA DO CIMO

Fundão

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Quinta da Alcaidaria-Mór

Ourém

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Óbidos

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Peniche

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Crato

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Borba

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QUINTA DA PRAIA DAS FONTES

Alcochete

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PALÁCIO DE RIO FRIO

Palmela

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CASA DO ROSSIO

Montemor-o-Novo

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São Roque do Pico

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CASA DAS CALHETAS

Ribeira Grande

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QUINTA DA CALÇADA

Melgaço

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QUINTA DE SANTO ANTÓNIO

Monção

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QUINTA DE CORTINHAS

Arcos de Valdevez

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QUINTA DA PROVA

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QUINTA DA ALDEIA

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Quinta do Sobreiro da Facha

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QUINTA DO CASAL DO CONDADO

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QUINTA DA MATA

Chaves

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QUINTA DE PAÇO D'ANHA

Viana do Castelo

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QUINTA DE SANTA BAIA

Ponte de Lima

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QUINTA DE MALTA

Barcelos

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QUINTA DO SOBREIRO

Vila Verde

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QUINTA DE SÃO BENTO

Vila Verde

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Barcelos

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QUINTA DE SANTA COMBA

Barcelos

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QUINTA DO CONVENTO DA FRANQUEIRA

Barcelos

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QUINTA DA PONTE DO LOURO

V.N. Famalicão

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QUINTA DE CIMA DE EIRIZ

Guimarães

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QUINTA DA PICARIA

Santo Tirso

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QUINTA DA VEIGA

Sabrosa

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QUINTA DE VENTUZELA

Cinfães

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QUINTA DO TERREIRO

Lamego

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Quinta de Pindela

V.N. Famalicão

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QUINTA DA BACELADA

Meda

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QUINTA DA COMENDA

S. Pedro do Sul

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QUINTA DE SÃO LOURENÇO

Anadia

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QUINTA DO ALBERGUE DO BONJARDIM

Sertã

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MONTE DA CORTE LIGEIRA

Beja

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Valença

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CASA DA ENCRUZILHADA

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MOÍNHO DE ESTORÃOS

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CASA DO TAMANQUEIRO

Ponte de Lima

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CASA DE SEQUIADE

Barcelos

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CASA DO FORAL

Rio Maior

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VILLA DAS ROSAS

Sintra

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CASINHA DE MOZELOS

Paredes de Coura

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Azenha do Rei

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Quinta do Ameal - Enoturismo

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Quinta do Sorilhal

Vieira do Minho

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Amares

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Barcelos

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Vila Flor

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CASA DE SANTA CRISTINA

Marco de Canaveses

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CASA DAS RENDUFAS

Torres Novas

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CASA DOS MATOS - The Nest

Porto de Mós

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QUINTA DAS LAVANDAS

Castelo de Vide

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CASA DA AL-DEIA

Rio Maior

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Moinho da senta

Rio Maior

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Casa Mar de Serra

Rio Maior

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MOINHO MÓ DA PRAIA

Santa Cruz da Graciosa

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Alenquer

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CASAS DE ROMARIA

Mora

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MOINHO DO ÁLAMO

Montemor-o-Novo

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CASA DO ALTO DA EIRA

Cuba

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Herdade do Freixial

Odemira

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Mértola

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Castro Verde

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Odemira

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Vila do Bispo

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São Vicente

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Melgaço

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Melgaço

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Melgaço

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Casa do Moinho - Lindoso

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Casa do Souto

Arcos de Valdevez

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Casa de João Fidalgo

Arcos de Valdevez

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Arcos de Valdevez

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Casa dos Videiras

Arcos de Valdevez

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Casa da Fonte do Carvalhinho

Melgaço

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Melgaço

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Melgaço

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Casa da Fonte da Branda

Melgaço

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Casa da Eira de Germil

Ponte da Barca

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Moinho do Poço Verde

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Casa das Falagueiras

Melgaço

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Casa Real Danaia Pequena

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Casa dos Tres Irmãos

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Casa do Rio

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Casa do Torril

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Casa da Fonte do Laboreiro

Melgaço

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Casa de Valxisto

Penafiel

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Casa da Outeiro (Lindoso)

Ponte da Barca

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Ecotura - Country house

Melgaço

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Casa da Macheta

Melgaço

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