Mêda Route

Mêda Pillory

Five hundred year old pillory, in granite at the top of five steps and with an octagonal frame capital.


Lugar da Praça, 6430 Mêda


Praça Square, 6430 Mêda

More points of interest

Marialva Castle

Marialva Castle is one of the most singular ruins of Portuguese castles. The line of walls interrupted by two wickets and two gates (the gate of the Guardian Angel and the gate of Monte) hide a cluster of ruins: the Paçom Alcáçova, the Town Hall, the Jail and the Court, as well as the pillory, the cistern, the Keep, two churches and five towers.

Pillory of Marialva

This monument was built in the 16th century, more precisely in the years immediately following the Manueline charter.

Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Lurdes

Outside the wall, next to the Gate of the Guardian Angel, this chapel was probably built in the seventeenth century and received, a century later, decorative elements of gilded and polychrome woodcarving.

Roman Bridge of Longroiva

Part of the ancient Roman road structure that linked São João da Pesqueira to Marialva, it still preserves an arch with a classical device.

Longroiva Castle

An ancient Templar fortification that according to studies must have been one of the first to be built in Portugal. However, in the 19th century, due to its abandonment, the castle began to serve as a supply of building stone and the interior was transformed into a cemetery.

Longroiva Pillory

It is an example of granite with Manueline elements, built in the 16th century and rebuilt in the 20th century.

Castle and Pillory of Ranhados

A construction attributed to King Dinis, it has now been converted into a cemetery.

Areeira Farm- Solar dos Cancelos

It onsists of a residential house and a chapel integrated in the façade. It was built in 1748 and the façade is marked by the 6 doors and windows, a balustraded porch and a coat of arms.

Zarelha Fountain

Baroque plunge fountain, probably built in the 18th century. It consists of a rectangular tank with a slab roof, forming a cradle vault inside.

Casa Grande da Prova

The remarkable Casa Grande gained the appearance it has today in the second half of the 18th century, when the then owner, José Manuel Amaral, had it rebuilt and extended, transforming the old manor house into a noble house, giving it the Baroque face. On the main façade there is a coat of arms and on the south façade a chapel with 19th century fresco paintings depicting the Annunciation and the Adoration of the Three Kings on the walls. Its gilded carved altar of Joanine style and the coffered ceiling were sold, and its fate is unknown. It was sold in 2007 and according to the current owner is being restored according to the original style.

Clock Tower of Mêda

The watch post is from the Middle Ages and in the 19th century it was used as a clock tower.

Thermal Spa of Longroiva

It is a peaceful and pleasant spa with recognised therapeutic qualities, providing health and well-being. This spa complex is equipped with thermal treatment units, a swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, hydro massage baths and equipment to treat ear, nose and throat diseases.

Church of São Bento

The baroque main church was built in the 16th century and remodelled in the 18th century.

Municipal Museum of Mêda

Housed in a building which was once the jail of Mêda, it holds collections dedicated to the ethnography, history and archaeology of the municipality of Mêda.

Archaeological site of Vale do Mouro

The Sítio do Vale do Mouro, in Coriscada, in the municipality of Mêda, has been the target of archaeological surveys since 2003, and until then, Roman baths, a tiled patio with figurative elements, spearheads, ceramics, coins, construction elements, among others, were discovered.

Chapel of Nossa Senhora dos Milagres - Barreira

The main church has a longitudinal plan with a nave, a chancel and an adjoining sacristy and bell tower. It has characteristics of Mannerist and Baroque architecture and was built in the 17th century.

Paipenela viewpoint

From this belvedere you can enjoy magnificent panoramic views over the surrounding region.

Casas da Pipa - House of São Pedro

Casas do Côro - House of Torre do Relógio

Casas do Côro - House of Nossa Senhora de Lurdes

Casas do Côro - House of São Tiago

Casas do Côro - House of Vila

Casas do Côro - House of Refúgio das Fragas

Casas do Côro - House Suite of Drama

Casas do Côro - House of Senhora da Guia

Casas da Pipa - House of Pipa

Hotel Rural Longroiva

Quinta da Bacelada - Rural Tourism Lodging

Quinta da Corga - Rural Tourism Lodging

Quinta Calcaterra - Rural Tourism

Casa no Castanheiro - Rural Tourism Lodge

Casa do Leão Lodging

Casa da Fidalga Lodging

Quinta do Nobre - Rural Tourism Lodging

Suite dos Bogalhais

Casa da Aveleira Lodging

Isabel de Aragão - Restaurant Longroiva Hotel Rural & Termal Spa

Restaurant O Mercado

Casas do Côro Restaurant

Restaurant Sete&Meio