Ponte de Barca
In the heart of Vale do Lima, Ponte de Lima presents with a unique beauty and characterized as the oldest town in Portugal, it enchants with its legends and deep roots. In 1125, it was awarded the charter at the behest of Queen Teresa, who designated as Bridge of Earth, and years later, Pedro I sent fortify this village because of its geostrategic position, becoming a walled medieval town and accompanied pro nine towers, which currently only remain two six doors leading to the village.
Ponte de Lima came to be called so that this his bridge, which provided safe passage over the river Lima, gained great significance for the whole Alto Minho. The first bridge of Roman origin still present today, but the medieval bridge is the remarkable architectural landmark, with beauty, strength and balance. This bridge is a reference in all the scripts, guides and maps, through which thousands of pilgrims moving to Santiago de Compostela. Over time, Ponte de Lima was up preserving, keeping up with a natural beauty, which is accompanied by the beautiful Gothic facades, Baroque, Neoclassical and nineteenth century that enhance their historical value, architectural and cultural of this unique charm and simple Portuguese.
Stemming from the seventies of the last century, this was later created the restoration works in Ponte de Lima Mother and after understanding the lack of space, which stimulated the creation of Limiano Institute, which housed the sacred art of booty. With a new look, this has a collection composed of sculpture of the eighteenth century painting collections and jewelery.
Opened in 2001, this presents with four spaces, the Granary, with exhibits on Flax and painting, kitchen with an oven and fireplace, a cellar with a small mill and various tools related to wine, and the Barn that exposes agricultural implements related to corn.
Erected in 1893 and opened three years later, due to the thrust of a group of Limianos the João Rodrigues de Morais command, this theater presents with an Italian architecture, which was maintained despite its remodeling.
Refurbished in 2010 to houses several municipal services, becoming a workspace in open space, but its original features have been preserved. A modern and striking building that aims to be the example of heritage preservation of Ponte de Lima.
A cultural space that houses exhibition spaces gallery, art workshops and welcomes pilgrims traveling to Santiago de Compostela.
Renovated in 1998, this is still quite popular for its view over the Ponte de Lima village.
Until the sixties of the twentieth century, this was a confinement space and later housed the Historical Archive and Municipal. With successive changes and requalification, this is now an exhibition space, event organization and home to Ponte de Lima Tourism Shop.