Amarante is a beautiful town on the river Tamega, a tributary of the Douro. The best way to get there is by taking the Wye Valley line from Porto and changing on to the branch line at Livracao don’t blink here otherwise you miss something.


An interesting monument in Amarante is the Bridge on the River Tamega, built on the XIII century. An other ancient monument of notable interest is the convent of Sao Gonalo, tied up to an ancient popular tradition: on the first Saturday of June takes place a pilgrimage in honour of the Saint, patron of the fiances
During the party the fiances give one another some typical sweetmeat as a present. In the old times the girls went to beg the Saint to find them a husband. Actually they do it now too.

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