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Esposende Fort (or S. João Baptista): IIP, on the Lampreias Square, next to the mouth of the Cávado River. A 17th/18th century structure, built under the order of Pedro II, with the purpose of defending the entrance of the river. Parish Church: although it was enlarged in 1896, it dates back to the 16th century, inside the carved altars and organ pipes are highlighted. Misericórdia de Esposende Church: IIP, the distinction goes to the Senhor dos Mareantes Chapel, MN, inside the church, with its carvings and imaginary, from the 17th and 18th centuries. Sra. da Saúde Chapel: a 1553 construction, the actual building has 18th century features. S. João Chapel and Transept: the chapel dates from the 17th century. City Hall Building: a building with 18th century characteristics and recent interventions. Library Building: 18th century construction. Esposende Pillory: IIP, before it was placed in the spot it is today, it was situated by City Hall. It was totally restored in the 20th century.


São Lourenço Fortification: IIP, fortified settlement from the Iron Age/Roman era, Portelagem Dolmen and Rapido Tumulus: a collection formed by three tumuli. All in Vila Chã. Desamparados Fortification and Chapel: the chapel can be found next to the fortification and on a small elevation, it was built in the early 19th century. In the parish of Palmeira de Faro. Nossa Senhora da Guia Chapel: in the place where the current 20th century chapel stands, there once existed another chapel, from the 17th century. In Belinho. São Paio de Antas (in Antas) and São Bartolomeu do Mar Menhirs (in the parish with the same name): both are IIP. In Fão there are various interesting monuments: the Medieval Cemetery, one of the largest in the Iberian Peninsula; Bonança Torch and Chapel, a place of devotion for fishermen and sailors; Bom Jesus de Fão Temple, an 18th century construction, where the tile covered walls stand out; Misericórdia Church, renaissance edification, highlighted by the tiles in the interior and the baroque carvings on the chancel, and the D. Luís Filipe Bridge (IIP) between Fão and Gandra, built in 1888 it is an important example of iron architecture. In the rest of the parishes the distinction goes to the Senhora do Lago Chapel: 12th century temple, modified in the 18th and 20th centuries, in Gemeses; Nossa Senhora da Graça Chapel and Transept: small 17th century temple, next to the transept, and Pregais Manor House: 18th century architecture, in Forjães.


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