The surroundings of the Cainhos Farm offer many places worth visiting. Cabeceiras de Basto located in northern Portugal, being a small county with just over 16 thousand, and easy access by motorway A7. Thus, anyone visiting the Cainhos Farm is minutes from larger cities and great scenic and historical interest, as in the case of Porto and Guimarães, considered by UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Cabeceiras de Basto
The county of Cabeceiras de Basto located in northern Portugal, a beautiful natural area surrounded by several hills and many streams.
Num extensive valley between the hills of Cabrera and Marão, find Cabeceiras de Basto, a county history with its well-preserved natural beauty. Several archaeological findings can say Cabeceiras de Basto goes back to times before Christ.
Here is the perfect symbiosis between man and nature, the landscape and the mountains to show their magnitude and live with the greatest wealth of this land that is its people, artisans flax and wool, shepherds and farmers. Here Tâmega merges with the green landscape paving paths that lead us to the ancient Monastery of S. Miguel de Refojos and Republic Square where the statue of the Lusitanian warrior 'the Basto'. Legendary warrior who became famous in the struggles of resistance to the Moorish invasions.
Cabeceiras de Basto is why a land of natural charm, where tradition and modernity coexist.
A little over 45 minutes Cabeceiras de Basto, the city of Porto has significant landmarks for visitors from the north. The historic center of Porto is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 1996, and the recognition of the exceptional value of its architectural heritage.
Do not miss a visit to the heritage that knows how to combine the ancient churches and monuments, like the cathedral or the Church of S. Francisco, or striking contemporary buildings like the Casa da Música, Serralves Museum and others.
Porto there is so much conquered the world, principally through its unique wine, which is the ex-libris of the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. The Douro river crosses the region, and cruises among the ravines and mountains to traverse the entire landscape of the World Heritage which are cultivated wines of Porto and the Douro are highly appreciated by visitors. Caves do Vinho do Porto also worth a visit.
Exceptionally preserved historic center of Guimarães has been classified by UNESCO on December 13, 2001, as World Cultural Heritage. Birthplace of the Portuguese nationality, in every street in the center visitors can find history and discover monuments of great interest.
Land of D. Afonso Henriques, the first Portuguese King, Cradle City will breathe in history and culture. When it comes to places worth visiting Guimarães as the Sacred Hill, which features the Guimarães Castle and the Palace of the Dukes of Bragança (XV century). The Monastery and Church of Nossa Senhora da Oliveira and yet the pattern of Salado, the fourteenth century, are nothing next to the photographic memories.
If you have time do not miss a trip by cable car to an extent of 1.7 km to the top of the Mountain and Shrine of Our Lady of Penha.
During the year 2012, Guimarães was the European Capital of Culture.
A beautiful city in northern Portugal, bathed by the river Tamega. Occupied since prehistoric times for their fertile soil, was the region with the arrival Sao Goncalo, Portuguese ecclesiastical considered blessed by the Catholic Church, which Amarante gained greater importance.
Buildings in the region with materials such as granite, traditional streets of Amarante breathe history and heritage, offering unique places and monuments worthy of record as wonderful Convent and Church of São Gonçalo, a beautiful grand bridge, the churches of St. Peter and St. Dominic.
Braga is the district headquarters, one of the oldest Christian cities in the world, and one of the most important religious centers of the country.
Romans called it Bracara Augusta. It is a historical city with enormous religious heritage that has been preserved for centuries. Highlighting the Braga Cathedral, the oldest in Portugal.
Shrines must to visit are surrounding the city on the highest points. Are the cases of the Sanctuary of Bom Jesus and Sameiro.
Braga beautiful and elaborate gardens, stately homes and elegant palaces and all the Baroque legacy confer a single image, characteristic of the Minho region.
National Park of Peneda-Geres
The National Park of Peneda-Geres is the only national park in Portugal and is located in the extreme northeast of Minho, extending to Tras-os-Montes, from the land of the Serra da Peneda to the Serra do Geres, being intersected by two great rivers, the River Lima and Cávado. Bordering Galicia, covering the districts of Braga (municipality of Terras de Bouro), Viana do Castelo (county Melgaço, Arcos de Valdevez and Ponte da Barca) Royal Villa (municipality of Montalegre) in a total area of about 70 290 hectares. The National Park of Peneda-Geres is considered by UNESCO as a World Biosphere Reserve.
Is one of the greatest natural attractions of Portugal, the rare beauty and stunning landscape which tica and the ecological and etnográfico4 value and variety of animals (roe deer, ponies, wolves, birds of prey) and flora (pine, yew, chestnut, oak and various medicinal plants).
Includes excerpts from the Roman road linking Braga to Astorga, known as Geira.6 the park lie two important centers of pilgrimage, the Shrine of Our Lady of Peneda, replica Sanctuary of Bom Jesus de Braga, and the São Bento da Porta open place of great popular devotion.
Alvão Natural Park
The Alvão Natural Park, in the county of Mondim de Basto, is of great importance for the diversity of environmental and cultural assets associated with him. The fall of Turnpikes Ermelo water about 100 meters high is undoubtedly breathtaking.
Alvão the protected area is located to the north of Portugal, in the province of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro, in district of Vila Real. With a total area of 7220 ha, Alvão Natural Park covers a part of the districts of Vila Real (4361 ha) with a part of the parishes of Vila Marim (Place of Arnal) and Borbela (Place of Grass) and the entire parish Lamas de Olo (Place of Lamas de Olo and Dornelas) and Mondim de Basto (2859 ha) with a significant part of the parish of Ermelo (Place of Ermelo, Fervença, Varzigueto, Barreiro and Assureira) and a small margin of parish Bilhó (villages and Anta Pioledo).