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S. João Baptista Church (Ponte da Barca Parish Church): MN, built between 1717 and 1738. Inside, the carvings done in various styles are noteworthy. Misericórdia Church: founded in 1534, rococo style façade; inside, the small altar piece with mannerist influences is striking. Lapa Chapel: small 17th century temple. Santo António Chapel: late 17th century edification, where the altar piece, a transition to “national” style (baroque), stands out. Ponte da Barca Pillory: MN, initially located in the Misericórdia Square, it was later removed and placed in the Jardim dos Poetas (Poet’s Garden). Late 16th century manueline style. Bridges over the Vade River (IIP, of probable roman origin, rebuilt during the Middle Ages) and the Lima River (MN, built during the 15th century and later rebuilted). “Pombalino” Market: this 1752 building was rented out to merchants who sold their products there. Curro Stone Cross dates from 1831. Old City Hall: the building that houses City Hall dates back to the 18th century.


Lindoso Castle: MN, built by D. Afonso III, was surrounded by a fortification during the 17th and 18th centuries, but maintains its medieval architecture practically intact. By the Castle, rises the biggest set of Granaries of the Iberian Peninsula: IIP of the 18th and 19th century, true ex-libris of the region. Still in Lindoso, Parada and Cidadelhe Community Threshing-floors (from the 18th and 19th centuries, a group that stands out for its architectural excellence and its landscape); Rupestrian Engravings of Penedo do Encanto (awaiting classification and one of the most beautiful works of prehistoric art known in Portugal) and Pardieiros de Porto Chão: from the 17th century. Lapa da Moura Dolmen and Chã do Vale da Coelheira Rupestrian Engravings: both in the parish of Britelo. Nóbrega Castle Ruins: in the parish of Sampriz, where it is still possible to see these rocky castle ruins from the 12th century. Paço Vedro: IIP, 18th century baroque manor house, in the parish of Paço Vedro de Magalhães. Quintela Manor House and Tower: in Nogueira. Vila Verde Manor House and Tower: manor house with medieval tower, in Cuide de Vila Verde. Bravães Monastery: MN, situated in the parish with the same name, it is considered one of the country’s most important examples of romanesque monuments. S. Martinho de Crasto Monastery: MN, romanesque construction. Church and Tower of the old Vila Nova de Muía Monastery: IIP, the primitive romanesque church was later enlarged, but still maintains some traces of its original features. Santa Rita Sanctuary: from the 18th century, hosts the Feast of Santa Rita one of the most significant of the municipality. All in Vila Nova de Muía. S. Miguel Parish Church: a construction from the 17th and 18th centuries, in Entre-Ambos-os-Rios. Nossa Senhora da Paz Sanctuary: from the 20th century, in Barral - Vila Chã de S. João. Marian Shrine dedicated to the apparitions of Our Lady in 1917 in that place. Highlight for the altar of the crypt, the largest block of crystallized quartz in Portugal, with about 3 tons.


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