Ponte da Barca

Ponte da Barca is located on the left bank of the Lima river, 39 kilometres from Viana do Castelo. It owes its name to the barge ("barca") that crossed the river until the end of the 15th century. Besides carrying cargo the barges carried pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela. The bridge ("ponte") substituted the Medieval barges and the name of the town honours both.

It was the birthplace of the poets Diogo Bernardes and Friar Agostinho da Cruz. It has existed since 1120 and during the Middle Ages was integrated with Terra da Nóbrega. In the 16th it received a charter and was selected chief town in the County of Nóbrega. Two centuries later Ponte da Barca was a prosperous town of merchants and farmers. It is a picture of granite houses and palaces surrounded by green

Situated in a luxuriant green region by the banks of the River Lima, Ponte da Barca is thought to have taken its name form the boat (barca) that connected the two banks before the bridge (ponte) was built in the fifteenth century. Previously, this region was known as Terra da Nóbrega or Anóbrega, which is thought to derive from the Roman name "Elaneobriga".

The town´s historical centre has a number of manor houses (some of which have been adapted to provide accommodation for tourists), as well as some beautiful monuments dating from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. These are well worth careful investigation, just like the surrounding area, where two monuments of special interest are the thirteenth-century Romanesque church at Bravães and the castle at Lindoso (again from the thirteenth century), which played such an important role in the defence of the region. Ponte da Barca belongs to the vinho verde demarcated wine region, and part of the municipality is included in the Peneda-Gerês National Park, which has excellent facilities for sports and leisure activities.

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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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CASA DO BARREIRO

Ponte de Lima

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CASA DO OUTEIRO

Ponte de Lima

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CASA DA VÁRZEA

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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Viana do Castelo

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Barcelos

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Póvoa de Lanhoso

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Braga

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Cabeceiras de Basto

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Fafe

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Celorico de Basto

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Guimarães

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Guimarães

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Guimarães

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Celorico de Basto

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Paço de São Cipriano

Guimarães

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Sabrosa

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Mesão Frio

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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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S. Pedro do Sul

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Viseu

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Anadia

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Seia

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Mealhada

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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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Montemor-o-Novo

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CASA DAS BARCAS

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

Ponte da Barca

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QUINTA DO REI

Ponte de Lima

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CASA DA PORTELA DE SAMPRIZ

Ponte da Barca

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QUINTA DA ALDEIA

Ponte de Lima

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QUINTA DA ROSEIRA

Ponte de Lima

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QUINTA DA AGRA

Ponte de Lima

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Quinta do Sobreiro da Facha

Ponte de Lima

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QUINTA DO CASAL DO CONDADO

Ponte de Lima

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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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QUINTA DO SOURINHO

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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S. Pedro do Sul

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Anadia

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Sertã

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MONTE DA CORTE LIGEIRA

Beja

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Valença

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CASA DA ENCRUZILHADA

Ponte de Lima

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MOÍNHO DE ESTORÃOS

Ponte de Lima

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Ponte de Lima

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Barcelos

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Barcelos

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Rio Maior

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VILLA DAS ROSAS

Sintra

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Paredes de Coura

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QUINTA DA BEMVISA

Ponte de Lima

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Ponte de Lima

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Azenha do Rei

Ponte de Lima

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Quinta do Ameal - Enoturismo

Ponte de Lima

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QUINTA DE CARTEMIL

Ponte de Lima

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Ponte da Barca

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Ponte de Lima

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Vieira do Minho

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Amares

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Vila Flor

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Marco de Canaveses

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Torres Novas

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Porto de Mós

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Castelo de Vide

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Rio Maior

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Moinho da senta

Rio Maior

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Rio Maior

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Santa Cruz da Graciosa

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Alenquer

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Mora

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Montemor-o-Novo

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Cuba

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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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