TOURIST ROUTE «THE TRADITIONAL CITY»

Póvoa de Varzim
Description
Pedestrien route by the Traditional City
Póvoa's parchment records go back over a thousand years: the oldest documentary reference is dated 953 and is found on the letter of sale of the rural property of Villa de Comite. In 1308 the reguengo Varazim de jusão received its first charter, but it was only in 1514 that it became fully independent with the charter granted by D. Manuel I.
The centre of the medieval town was in an area further inland, and from there it expanded westwards, towards the beach.
In the 16th century an urban centre developed in the area around today's parish church, and became the municipal centreof a flourishing town.

Average duration: 1h30
Distance: 2.7 km
Starting point: Tourist Office

To see:
Municipal Market
Municipal Library
Igreja da Misericórdia (Church of Misericórdia)
Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Dores (Church of Nossa Senhora das Dores)
Igreja Matriz (Mother church)
First Town Hall
Traditional Streets
Municipal Archive
History and Ethnography Public Museum
Public Fountain
Praça do Almada
Town Hall
Monument to Eça de Queirós
Pillory
Chapel of S.Tiago
Rua da Junqueira


Location: Póvoa de Varzim
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