Celorico de Basto

Celorico de Basto is a beautiful northern town of Portugal, no Braga District, on the river Tamega, and formed by fertile valleys, owner of a rich history and located in a place of great natural beauty, between the hills of Barroso and Marão and the plateau of Montelongo.

Celorico de Basto was very important in medieval times here are situated strategic points of defense of the region: the castles Celorico de Basto and the Arnóias.

The region stands out for the large number of houses and stately and noble that solar, especially from the seventeenth century, They were built in the region, forever marking the route of this mountainous landscape, instilling many Baroque details, with local materials. Among the many existing, Highlight the Field House, Solar da Boa Vista and the Hill, Casa da Portela, and that Gandarela, the Prado or the Church of the House.

The surrounding nature Basto Celorico is one of its greatest attributes Patrimonial, having from neighboring Viewpoints, in particular Alto Viso and Castle Arnóia, fabulous views that stretch from the Tâmega valley to the mountain massif of Alvão and Marão.

The gastronomic level, They stand out in the region specialties such as rice giblets, cabbage with beans and bacon, the Portuguese stew, roasted lamb, rice oven, or the mountain cheese, not forgetting the bread sponge cake, cavacas and homemade pudding.