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Roman Road that connected Bracara Augusta to Astorga and Several Milestones: classified as MN, all are candidates for the World Heritage nomination (UNESCO).The Roman Road (Geira) can be followed across the municipality, until the border with Portela do Homem. Along the way it is possible to find numerous and significant traces of the roman civilization, as well as a unique environmental scenario – the Albergaria Forest. Chamoim Parish Church: with two towers, dedicated to the Santiago Pilgrim Apostle, in Chamoim. S. João do Campo Stone Cross: MN, milestone from the roman road that connected Braga and Astorga, in Campo do Gerês. Friar Tomb: IIP, in Vilar da Veiga; an archaeological site where there is a tomb, from the Middle Ages, carved into a rock. Calcedónia Ruins: IIP, fortified settlement from the Iron Age/Roman era and Passadiço Manor House: emblazoned house from the mid-18th century, both in Covide. S. Bento da Porta Aberta Sanctuary: in the parish of Rio Caldo; the actual temple was raised in 1895, based on a small chapel dedicated to S. Bento that existed there since the 17th century. This is one of the most sought out places in Minho for religious tourism. Santa Eufémia Chapel: was ordered built by D. João V, during the 18th century, and restored during the 19th and 20th centuries. Located in the village of Gerês. Bernardos Manor House: stone-work construction, located in Monte (Sta. Isabel), transformed into a Rural Tourism Inn. This house possesses the municipality’s largest granary – it is 16 metres long, has 6 gables and the capacity to store 18 carts of corn-cobs.


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