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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Visit the Ribeira das Hazelnuts - Cell (Chaves)

Visit the Church of Calvão (Chaves)

The Church of Calvão (Keys) is a temple built in the late 40s, in the same place where first there was a Romanesque church, knocked down by hurricane winds that passed through the region.

Visit the Cruise Calvão (Chaves)

The Church of Our Lady of Aparecida, located in the Town of Calvão (Keys) in 1842.

Visit the Cruise Calvão (Chaves)

Visit Chapel Cemetery - Calvão (Chaves)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Visit the Village Typical Calvão

The typical village of Calvão is a must see to appreciate not only the typical houses and rural granite stone and wood that grows along its several streets with the warmth of the mountainside.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Visit the Moorish Penedo - Bustelo (Chaves)

Visit the Fountain of Bobadela (Chaves)

Visiting the Alminhas Bobadela (Chaves)

Visit the Bridge over the River Tâmega - Arcosso

Visit the Church of St. Thomas - Arcosso

The Church of St. Thomas, located in the Town of Arcosso, is a Mannerist and Neoclassical building, dating from the sixteenth century and then heavily modified in the nineteenth century. Opposite the main facade, was built a bell tower and facade addorsed the left side, a sacristy.

Visit the Chapel of St. Anthony - Arcosso

Visit the Bridge Beach Vidago - Anelhe

Visit the Old Chapel Souto - Anelhe

Visit the Alminhas of Anelhe

Visitar a Aldeia Típica de Rebordondo - Anelhe

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Visit the Pool of Monforte - Cold Water

Visit the Church of Cold Water

The Cold Water Church is a granite building with Renaissance features.
In its front two pinnacles stand out symmetrically placed on the cornice of the structure and, to crown in the top position stands a sculpture and bell tower. All this set is flanked by pinnacles and surmounted by a cross. It is commonly known as the Tower is the bell tower of the Damned.
Inside, it has a single nave that leads to the main chapel covered with a beautiful Renaissance altarpiece. In the same style are the other four altars located on either side of the ship.
It is also equipped with a abalaustrado choir, a pulpit and baptismal font.

Visit the Source of Cold Water

Visit the Castle of Monforte - Cold Water

Monforte Castle, located in the Town of Aguas Frias, is located 825 meters above sea level and integrated defense of the valley of Chaves. Ordered the construction of D. Denis in the thirteenth century, probably on the remains of a Roman fort. This walled enclosure surrounding the town there are still some traces.

Visit Tâmega River - Keys

The Tâmega River is an international river, which rises in Verin, Ourense province, Galicia - Spain and flows into the Douro River. Runs through the Municipality of Chaves and the city of Chaves.

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Keys is a city of Vila Real District, sub-region of Alto Tras-os-Montes, with an estimated population (in 2005) of 17 535 inhabitants in the suburban perimeter. The city of Chaves in the strict sense is divided into three parishes: Magdalena, Santa Maria Maggiore and Santa Cruz - Trindade.É seat of a municipality with 591.22 km ² and 44,039 inhabitants (2008), subdivided into 51 parishes (Waters Frias, Anelhe, Arcosso, Bobadela, Bustelo, Galvao, Cell, Top of the Village of Chestnut, Curalha, Eiras, Ervededo, Faio Lama Arcos, Loivos Magdalene, Mair, Moreiras, Walnut Mountain, Oucidres, Oura, Outeiro Seco , Paradela, Povoa de Agrações, ring, Roriz, Samaiões, Sanford, Sanjurge, Santa Cruz, Trinidad, Santa Leocadia, Saint Mary Major, St. Anthony de Montfort, St. Stephen, St. Julian of Montenegro, August Saint Peter, Saint Vincent, Seara Velha Selhariz, Soutelinho da Raia, Sotelo, Travancas, Torso, Vale de Anta, Vidago, Vila Verde da Raia, Vilar de Nantes, Vilarelho da Raia, Vilarinho das Paranheiras, Vilas Boas, Vilela Seca, Vilela Tâmega. the municipality is bordered to the north by Spain, the east by the municipality of Bragança, Chaves southeast of the southwest by Sabrosa and west by Boticas and Montalegre.

Flora of the County
The hardwood forests are the ancestral base of the local vegetation, with countless species mates, shrubs and herbaceous.
The compositions of oak trees, chestnut and pine, are among the most prominent win this set. Linked to these masses of forest and Atlantic influence eurosiberiana, you can find species such as blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), or the escambrunheiro pirliteiro (Crataegus monogyna) or holly (Ilex aquifolium).
The oak woodlands are very diverse, where the oak dominates but there are a number of other species of trees and shrubs as the zangarinho (Alnus frangula), lamagueira (Sorbus aucuparia), birch (Betula Celtiberian), blueberries or cranberries (Vaccinium myrtillus), whose berries are used for jams and tea leaves. Also contain a vast and varied array of wildflowers, mosses, lichens, ferns and fungi (mushrooms).
Another species of great ecological value is the wild pear (Pyrus piraster).
The olive tree (Olea europaea) is one of the pillars of the agricultural economy of the region constitutes one of the hallmarks of the local landscape.
The strawberry tree (Arbutus unedo), the lavender (Lavandula stoechas subsp. Pedunculata) and rock rose (Cistus ladanifer), the bushes are the species most prized honey.
On the banks of rivers and streams dominate species such as elm and elm (Ulmus procera), willow (Salix Salix and atrocinera salvifolia), laurel (Laurus nobilis) and wild hazel (Coryllus avellana).

Fauna of the County
The region is a major focus of the country in the concentration of rare species of butterflies.
In the class of invertebrates is the presence of mention of the slug species (Geomalacus, maculosus) goat-blonde (Lucanus cervus) and the mussel-of-fresh-water (Margaretifera margaretifera).
Regarding vertebradospode meet the marten (Martes martes), ermine (Mustela erminea), the woodpecker-to-back ¬ red (Lanius collurio).

Small short history

The traces in the region of Chaves, legacy of prehistory, leading to admit the existence of human activity in the Paleolithic. Are aplenty findings from the Neolithic, the Chalcolithic of Mair, Shepherd and St. Lawrence, among other places, and proto-historic civilizations, including the multiple settlements situated in the hills surrounding the region of Alto Tâmega .
The Roman legions that two millennia ago, conquered the lands they settled mainly in the fertile valley of the Tâmega exactly where now stands the city, and built fortifications around the periphery, taking advantage of some of the existing settlements.
They built walls to protect the cluster population; built the majestic bridge of Trajan, encouraged the use of hot mineral-medicinal waters, deploying Spas; exploited ores, gold-bearing veins and other natural resources. Such was the importance of the urban core, which was elevated to city in 79 AD when Titus Flavius ​​Vespasian dominated the first Caesar of the Flavian family. From this stems the old name Aquae Flaviae the present city of Chaves and his Gentile - flaviense.
The pinnacle of Roman rule there until the beginning of the third century, when the gradual arrival of commonly dubbed barbarians.
They were the Swabians, Visigoths and Alans, from eastern Europe and that ended the Roman colonization. The wars between Remismundo Frumário and, in the race right to the throne resulted in the almost total destruction of the city, and the victory of Frumário Idácio prison, noted Bishop of Chaves. The domain barbaric lasted until the Moors from North Africa, invaded the region and defeated Rodrigo, the last Visigoth king, in the early eighth century.
With the Arabs, Islam also invaded the space occupied by Christianity, which caused a bitter religious dispute and caused the flight of local residents to the mountains to the northwest, with inevitable destruction. The skirmishes between Moors and Christians lasted until the eleventh century. The city began to be recaptured from the Moors in the ninth century, by D. Alfonso, King of Leon that partially rebuilt. However, soon after the first quarter of the tenth century, fell again in the power of the Moors, until the eleventh century, D. Alfonso III, King of Leon rescued, sent to rebuild, people and surrounding walls again, whereas here there was also an important Jewish quarter.
With the Arabs, Islam also invaded the space occupied by Christianity, which caused a bitter religious dispute and caused the flight of local residents to the mountains to the northwest, with inevitable destruction. The skirmishes between Moors and Christians lasted until the eleventh century. The city began to be recaptured from the Moors in the ninth century, by D. Alfonso, King of Leon that partially rebuilt. However, soon after the first quarter of the tenth century, fell again in the power of the Moors, until the eleventh century, D. Alfonso III, King of Leon rescued, sent to rebuild, people and surrounding walls again, whereas here there was also an important Jewish quarter.
Then around 1160 that Keys is part of the country, that it was Portugal, with the participation of legendary Lopes and Ruy Lopez Garcia, so intimately connected with the history of the earth.
Due to its border situation, Chaves was vulnerable to attack by invaders and as a precaution D. Dinis (1279-1325), sent up the castle and the walls that still dominate much of the city and its periphery.

Among the dishes and gastronomic products of the Upper Keys and Tâmega can be made to the Keys and Barroso ham, the sausage, the sausages, the sausages, put the barrosã, braised or roasted lamb, cooked to the transmontana the transmontana the feijoada, the corn to the Roman times, the famous trout stuffed with ham keys, the keyring and Folar, a delicacy on the basis of fluffy dough stuffed with pork, ham, pepperoni and sausage, rye bread, bunch kale, potatoes of Tras-os-Montes, honey and enjoyed his wine.

The Visit
In County:
Rio Tâmega

Cold Water In Town:
Castelo de Monforte Rio Frio
Tank Monforte

In the Parish of Anelhe:
Typical Village Rebordondo
Old Chapel Souto
Bridge Beach Vidago

In the Parish of Arcosso:
Bridge over the River Tamega

In the Parish of Bobadela:

In the Parish of Bustelo:
Peno Moorish

In the Parish of Calvão:
Typical Village Calvão
Chapel Cemetery
Commemorative Cross of Portugal
Church of Our Lady of Aparecida
parish Church

In the Parish of Jail:
Ribeira Hazelnut

On Top of the Town of Village of Chestnut:
Chapel of St. John the Baptist
Church of St. John the Baptist
Community tank

In the Parish of Curalha:
Anta Valley Dam
Castro's Curalha
Railway Station Tâmega
New source
Parish Church
Locomotive Tâmega
railway bridge
Bridge over the River Tamega
Ribeira do Jaldão
Ribeira do Salgueiro

In the Parish of Eiras:

In the Parish of Ervededo:
Typical Village Ervededo
Chapel of São Caetano
Pelourinho Tower Ervededo

In the Parish of Faio:
St. Martin Chapel

In the Parish of the Arcos Lama:
Casola's Rock
Casola of Low
Casola Sierra

In the Parish of Loivos:
Cascade Amial

In the Magdalen Parish:
Riverside Chapel
Bridge Caneiro
New Bridge
Roman Bridge

In the Parish of Mairos:
Dam Mairos
Chapel Mairos
Chapel of St. James
House of Pala
Castro Mairos

In the Parish of Moreiras:
Chapel of St. Vincent
Church of Moreiras
Church Tower

In the Town of Walnut Mountain:
Typical Village of Walnut Mountain
Chapel of St. Anthony
Church Capeludos de Aguiar

In the Parish of Oucidres:
Source of Vila Nova de Monforte
Church of Sobreira

In the Parish of Oura:
Valley Oura

In the Parish of Outeiro Seco:
Church of Our Lady of Holm

Paradela In Town:
Chapel of Our Lady of Penha
Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary

In the Parish of Póvoa de Agrações:
Chapel Dorna
Chapel Valley Rooster
Source Pereiro
Church of Dorna

In the Parish of Roriz:

In the Parish of Samaiões:
Quinta de Lago Samaiões

In the Town of Sanford:
Monastery Chapel

In the Parish of Santa Cruz - Trinity:
New Church

In the Parish of Santa Leocadia:
Typical Village of Santa Leocadia
Typical Village Adães
Alminhas Matosinhos
Church of Carregal

In the Parish of Santa Maria Maggiore:
Calvary Chapel of Our Lord
Roman columns
Estádio Municipal de Chaves
Statue of Afonso
Fort of San Francisco
Forte São Neutel
Church of Mercy
Church Keys
Jardim da Lapa
Castle Garden
Monument to the Great War Dead
Museum Region Flaviense
Pelourinho Keys
Roman Bridge
Termas de Chaves

In the Parish of Santo Antonio de Montfort:
Dam Nogueirinhas

In the Parish of St. Stephen:
Castle of Saint Stephen

In the Parish of St. Vincent:
Chapel of Our Lady of the Rosary

In the Old Town of Harvest:
Typical Seara Velha Village

In the Parish of Selhariz:

In the Parish of Soutelinho Streak:
Typical village of Raia Soutelinho

In Town Soutelo:
Penedo Outeiro Machado

In the Parish of Travancas:

In Town Trunk:
stone Bolideira

In the Parish of Vale de Anta:
Community tank

In Town Vidago:
Chapel of Santa Eugenia
Chapel of St. Simon
Chapel of Our Lady of the Cape
Statue of Bonifacio da Silva Alves Teixeira
Fountain in Largo Elm
Church of Our Lady of Conception
Shrine of the Upper Stump
Solar axes
Tank Elm
Spa Vidago
Clock Tower

In the Parish of Vilar de Nantes:
Pool at the Aeroclub

In the Parish of Vila Verde da Raia:
Chapel of Our Lady of the Snows
Chapel of Miracles
Roman Bridge
The Weir River Beach

In the Parish of Vilela Tâmega:
Dam Penedo

In the Parish of Vilela Seca:

Festivities and Pilgrimages
City Day Celebration: July 8
Fair dos Santos Chaves, 30, 31 October and 1 November
Nossa of Mrs. Sprout, Forte S. Neutel - Santa Maria Maggiore: Weekend after Easter
S. Bernardino - New Homes, Redondela: May 20
S. Health - S. Peter August: May 31
S. Caetano - Ervededo: 2nd Sunday of August
Nossa Senhora da Assunção - Vilela Seca: August 15
Lord of Souls - Vila Verde da Raia: 1st Sunday of September
Nossa Senhora da Holm - Outeiro Seco: September 8
N. ª Sra Aparecida - Calvão: 2nd Sunday of September
N. ª Sra das Neves - Paradela de Montfort: August 5
Annual Fair - S. Simon Vidago: October 28
San Sebastian - Tower Ervededo - January 20
Our Lady of Conception - Faio - August 20
Our Lady of engaranho - 1st Sunday of September - castellans
Day of the Elderly - May / June - keys
Festival Tower ervededo ACR - 2nd / 3rd week of May
S. James and S. Caetano - Mairos: Sunday 3rd August