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Golden city


Filigree is the trade mark of this council, located in the surroundings of Porto in a zone of mountainous relief and fertile valleys. Many of the hearts, earrings and necklaces used in the costumes that enrich traditional feasts of Entre Douro e Minho region are produced here. Anyone who visits the council has the possibility of buying these pieces or watching goldsmiths working live in the Centre of Goldsmith and Watch-making Industry. The tradition of bronze bell production is also quite interesting. In the civil parish of Rio Tinto, you will find one of the last existing cast houses in the country. Ancient coal mines have not survived the passing of time, for they are now deactivated. An interesting mine museum is housed here. Drawing art can be seen in Júlio Resende Foundation in Valbom – O Lugar do Desenho (The Drawing Place) - where approximately two thousand works of the artist are on exhibit. Since this municipality is crossed by Douro River, it also offers bucolic landscaped and some river beaches, as well as the ideal conditions for aquatic sports or sport fishing. In terms of heritage, it is worth highlighting beautiful churches in gilt carved wood and noble houses spread throughout the municipality, as well as set of tile panels that can be found in Rio Tinto railway station.


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