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Paço de Lanheses - Viana do Castelo - Portugal

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Ponte de Lima claims the first documented market charter in Portugal, granted by D. Teresa, mother of D. Afonso Henriques, the first King of Portugal, dated 4th March, 1125, which makes this the oldest market charter in the country.

Time did not end this tradition and the oldest market in the country is still held bi-monthly, on the left bank of the river.

VShopping in artificial streets created between tents on the sandy shores is a unique experience for those who want to live a little of what remains of the old medieval habits.


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The Alto Minho

«...people from the Minho province are the best inhabitants of Portugal, both for their gentleness and friendliness, as well as for their jolliness; their dances and songs have already led a foreign author to compare them to the true shepherds of antiquity.»

in: Minho Pitoresco, 1887