5 Sights in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal (with Map and Images)

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Explore interesting sights in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 5 sights are available in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal.

List of cities in Portugal Sightseeing Tours in Póvoa de Varzim

1. Igreja de São Pedro de Rates

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The Monastery of Rates was a Benedictine monastery located in the parish of Rates in the municipality of Póvoa de Varzim, in Portugal. The part of the monastery that has survived to this day is the bell-tower and, most importantly, the Church dedicated to St Peter of Rates, mostly known as Romanesque Church of Rates, which is a national monument since 1910. Reconstruction of the church began at the turn of the 11th to the 12th century, turning it into one of the oldest extant Romanesque churches in Portugal.

Wikipedia: Monastery of Rates (EN)

2. Pelourinho da Póvoa

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The pillory of Póvoa de Varzim consists of a stone column with the armillary sphere of D. Manuel I, nodded over steps. Symbolizes the renewal of the charter to Póvoa de Varzim in 1514 by D. Manuel I, after several complaints from the poveiros to the king over the jurisdiction of the monastery of Santa Clara, who had rights over the county since 1318. It has been independent countless since 1308 In 1537, Póvoa is incorporated into the crown, attached to the District of Porto, thus achieving full autonomy.

Wikipedia: Pelourinho da Póvoa de Varzim (PT), Heritage Website Sipa, Heritage Website

3. Igreja Paroquial de Santa Eulália de Balasar

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The Church of Santa Eulalia or Parish Church of Balazar is a church, parish seat, located in the place and parish of Balazar, in the municipality of Póvoa de Varzim. It became an important center of Christian pilgrimage because of the remains of a famous Catholic mystic, Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa, was kept in it.

Wikipedia: Igreja Paroquial de Santa Eulália de Balasar (PT)

4. Praça Marquês do Pombal

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Praça do Marquês de Pombal is a square in the city center of Póvoa de Varzim in Portugal. In the square is the public market of Póvoa de Varzim where fresh products of local origin are made, namely the sea and agricultural fields of the municipality of Póvoa de Varzim.

Wikipedia: Praça do Marquês de Pombal (Póvoa de Varzim) (PT)

5. Cividade de Terroso

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Cividade de Terroso was an ancient city of the Castro culture in North-western coast of the Iberian Peninsula, situated near the present bed of the Ave river, in the suburbs of present-day Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal.

Wikipedia: Cividade de Terroso (EN), Heritage Website Sipa


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