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Monção Castle: MN. Its foundation is unknown however the barbican was built in the reign of king Dinis, now remaining only a section of it facing the river Minho. Battlements/Fortress of Monção: was commissioned to be built after the Restoration War, on the second half of the 17th century, though it had to be split in several parts to enlarge the roads and the railway line. Monção Parish Church: 13th century, altered during the 16th and 17th centuries, it stores D. Vasco Marinho’s sarcophagus, a piece from 1521. The IIP classification only applies to the S. Sebastião Chapel where he is buried. Misericórida Church: late 17th century, it's worth because of the beautiful golden carvings on the high altar, as well on the ceiling and the images of N. Sra. das Dores and Sr. dos Passos. Santo António dos Capuchos Convent and Church: 16th century, the curch is classified as IIP. Deu-La-Deu Square: In the heart of this charming village, also known as “Terreiro do Curro” (bulls square), where used to take place the local fair in medieval and also modern times, now is the stage of several events. Curro House: an urban manorial house from the 18the and 19th centuries, houses the Interactive Tourism Store, the Alvarinho Museum, an Auditorium and an Exhibition Room. Rodas House: IIP, it was built by the Pita Palhares Antas Marinho and has belonged to the same family ever since. Village Fountain: manueline monument.


Hill Fort of S. Caetano: MN, it’s a typical Iron Age settlement. Monastery (12th and 13th century) and  S. João de Longos Vales Church (17th century): the chancel is classified as MN, all of which can be found in the parish of Longos Vales. Nossa Senhora dos Milagres Sanctuary: centenary temple, in Cambeses. Senhor do Bonfim Sanctuary: in Anhões, besides being a sacred place, it is a great place to rest. Merufe Monastery: romanesque origin, in the olden days it was a shelter for the pilgrims heading to Santiago de Compostela. Valadares Church: IIP, of medieval foundation, underwent various alterations over time. Amiosa House: IIP, it is a good example of a palace-like and emblazoned residence. Both can be found in Valadares. Lapela Tower: MN, the actual tower was built in the 14th century. Brejoeira Palace: MN, 19th century, is one of the most majestic private homes in the country. The perfect marriage between "heritage and alvarinho", a space open to visits in Pinheiros.  S. Tiago Open Chapel: a 16th century construction and Bridge over the Mouro River: IIP, of roman origin, altered in the Middle Ages, in Barbeita, were the agreement between D. João I and the Duque of Lancaster was celebrated.


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