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Santo Ovídio Hill Fort: IIP, the municipality’s most renowned archaeological site, with references to a fortified settlement from the Iron Age/Roman era. Fafe Parish Church: it was around this medieval temple, rebuilt during the 18th century, that the urban nucleus developed. It is one of the municipality’s oldest religious monuments. Inside, the rococo carved altarpiece stands out. S. José New Church: a structure of majestic and gothic-like lines; inside the highlight goes to the many stained-glass windows that portray religious scenes. Cine-Theatre: IIP, a building of historical interest, due to its interior decoration and original façade. Santo Novo House (Municipal Cultural House): a 19th century palace of horizontal lines, where the great number of windows and doors stand out. It shelters the Migration and Communities Museum and the Fafe Press Museum. Santo Velho House: IIP, a 17th century construction where various styles are visible. Condes de Azevedo Manor House: rural emblazoned house possessing a chapel that displays an 18th century coat of arms.


S. Gens Church and Turret: situated in the parish with the same name; in the place where the temple stands today, once existed (Middle Ages) a religious monastery that some authors believe to have been Benedictine. From the primitive romanesque construction, only the south lateral door is left. Nossa Senhora das Neves Church: situated in Lagoa, on the border of Várzea Cova and Aboim, it is a medieval temple and an important place of worship. Arões Romanesque Church: MN, in the parish of Arões S. Romão, it is the municipality’s only National Monument. It is a beautiful example of north-eastern peninsula romanesque architecture, dating back to the 13th century. The ceiling has 18th century paintings. Nearby, the Arrochela House (Arões S. Romão), IIP, a probable 17th century construction. Luz Manor House: IIP, in the parish of Fornelos; 17th/18th century construction, the most representative of the region’s rural aristocracy. Numerous emblazoned houses also exist in the municipality: Paredes Manor House and Estate in Medelo; Ermo Manor House in Passos (stands out for its size and location); Cortes Manor House, in Armil; Ranha Manor House, in Quinchães; Felgueira Manor House, in Ribeiros and Souto Manor House, in Seidões. Golães Bridge: also known as Barroco Bridge, displays the date of 792. Connects the parishes of Golães and Fornelos.


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