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Provesende

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Provesende
Location
5060- PROVESENDE
District:Vila Real
County :Sabrosa
Parish:Provesende
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Number of inhabitants: 415

Observations: Legend has it that the toponym was derived from the phrase «Pobre Zaide», exclamation made by an Arab called Zaide, when he was beat by the Christians.

Description of the place: This village of Sabrosa council is located halfway from council’s headquarters and Pinhão, 10 km away from both of them. One of the most famous viewpoints of Douro region, Casal de Loivos, can be found in the immediate surroundings, as well as the traditional village Celeirós. Provesende has many attractions, such as the pillory, an 18th century drinking fountain and the 17th century style main church. This village has several manor and noble houses, revealing the power of local nobility mostly related to Port Wine production. The most renowned buildings are, for instance, Casa da Calçada, Casa do Fojo or Casa do Fundo da Vila. A Regional Meeting of Traditional New Year’s Carrols (the so-called “janeiras”) is annually held here.

Points of interest: Pillory; 17th century fountain; 18th century church and the Portuguese-Roman cemetery of Quinta da Relva.

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