Lamego


Lamego is a city situated on the south of the Douro river, it belongs to the district of Viseu and is one of the most important urban centers of the Douro region.

It's a very old city, had Roman occupation, and was conquered from the Moors in 1089 by Fernando Magno de Leão. This is a historic city, having many monuments, churches, and also a Portuguese diocese.

The Shrine of Senhora dos Remedios and his staircase, is one of the city main monuments. It was built in the eighteenth century on the hill of St. Stephen, in honor of Senhora dos Remedies. A staircase rises from the city center to the hill-top and is full of sacred and amazing places.

The Cathedral of Lamego, is a monument prior to the foundation of the nation, but has undergone several reconstructions and today combines a variety of styles that make it one of the most beautiful monuments in the region.

The church of San Pedro de Balsemão, National Monument, is the second oldest in the Iberian Peninsula, possibly of Visigothic origin.

In Lamego there is a strong cultural heritage. The municipality is full of churches, chapels, historic villages and medieval bridges, numerous vestiges of primitive occupation of these lands.

In gastronomy stands out the Hams, the Lamb Baked with Rice in the Oven, the Corns with Ribs, ham balls and Trout with Ham. And the sweets: the tart of Lamego, and sweets of Convento das Chagas: gradinhas, celestes and peixinhos de chila.


What to visit:

The visit:

Festivities and Pilgrimages:
  • Senhora dos Remédios, 26 August to 8 September
  • Lazarim Carnival


 

Shrine of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios

Sé de Lamego
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