Gancha de São Brás

Vila Real
Description / Facilities
Some say that Gancha would be a kind of "tool" to remove foreign objects lodged in the throat at the same time it would have a dampening effect on the irritation and inflammation of the same; another version is that it symbolizes the bispal staff of S. Brás, considered the patron saint of throat diseases.
Tradition dictates that on the days of São Brás Feast, the boys offer the 'Gancha' to girls who give it back on the day of Santa Luzia, with another local specialty, the "Pito", a pastel stuffed with sweet pumpkin.
Address: Vila Real

27 Sep 2019

21 Jun to 20 Sep 2019

House of Diogo Cão

The construction of this House is believed to date to the 15th century, where according to conveyed tradition, Diogo Cão was born, the famous Navigator...

International Circuit of Vila Real

Vila Real is a city in the country with the greatest tradition of urban racing cars. The "Circuit of Vila Real" is in the blood of the Vila-Realenses and,...
Comments There are no comments from our visitors. Be the first to comment.
Evaluate: Make your evaluation