Portugal Hideaways: Lamego

Visit Lamego, a Portuguese city in the district of Viseu, North Region

Located about 12 km from the banks of the Douro, Lamego was known for producing a “fine wine” in the 19th century, which was the origin of the famous Port wine.

The predominance of the Church’s influence over many centuries endowed Lamego with numerous temples that reveal the classic influence of the time of its construction in the centuries. XVI and XVII.

Stories told on the tiles that line the walls, sacred painting and beautiful gold carving decorations added in the Baroque era are reasons to enter when you pass them. Special emphasis on the Church of the Convent of Santa Cruz, overlooking the city, and the sumptuous and monumental baroque sanctuary dedicated to Nossa Senhora dos Remédios. The city pays the deserved thanks to the Lady, dedicating to her every year (between the 6th and 8th of September) the great Pilgrimage of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios.

At the opposite end and in the same stairway of the staircase of the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios stands a beautiful palace from the 19th century. XVIII, of an elegant and sober Baroque that was the palace of the bishops of Lamego. The arms of Bishop Manuel Vasconcelos Pereira are carved on the main door, to whom the works of reconstruction and expansion of the old episcopal palace are due. Around 1940, this space was arranged to properly preserve the rich filling of the Lamego Museum, whose visit is indispensable.

Lamego’s location so close to the banks of the Douro River provides walks where you can admire admirable panoramas of the extensive valleys where Port wine is born.

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