Ponte da Barca is a Portuguese village in Viana do Castelo District with 17 parishes, located in Peninsular Northwest in the sub-region of Minho-Lima.
Is part of the Parque Nacional da Peneda Gerês (PNPG), about 52% of its territory belongs to PNPG, considered a Biosphere Reserve by Unesco.
Rivers, reservoirs, river beaches, waterfalls, the sights, the rails and the Yellow Mountain, is a unique opportunity to enjoy the nature in all its fullness.
Your Architectural and Archaeological Heritage is a perfect combination between nature and all the history and culture of a region.
This vast heritage, we highlight the monasteries of Bravães (MN), Crasto and Vila Nova de Muia, all from XII century. In the historic center of Ponte da Barca, the Medieval Bridge, the Roman Bridge over the Vade river, the Church of Ponte da Barca, the Pombalino Market, Fonte Santa, the Pillory (MN) in the Poets Garden and the Quartz Crystals Museum, and Nossa Senhora da Paz in Village of São João, are other monuments of great historical interest. The Lindoso castle (MN) and the set of Granaries of Lindoso also should be part of your script in this town.
In Archaeology we highlight the Rock Art Stations of Chã da Rapada in Britelo and Bouça do Colado in Lindoso or the Dolmen of Lapa da Moura in Britelo
The statue-menhir of Ermida and The Valentine's Stone in the same parish, are other examples of what we can find in a visit to this town.
Ponte da Barca is a land of Nature, History, Culture and Traditions that knows how to welcome and deserves your visit.