The cathedral of Lamego was built in the 12th century, in the location of a former church, in Romanesque style.
Successive adding transformed it, and only the bell tower remains from the original.
During the Late Middle Ages, the building was enriched with numerous elements, and at the beginning of the 15th century underwent an important renovation, the most visible result of which was the front, with important Manueline work.
In the Modern Age, it continued to be enlarged and enriched with other works, namely the Mannerist cloister and the Baroque new chancel and transept.
Interestingly, a part of the complex appears to have been opened up for residential and commercial use. Anyone who knows how and why… tell.
Nossa Senhora dos Remédios Sanctuary
From the end of the main avenue, an imposing baroque staircase with 686 steps goes up to the top of a hill, leading to a rocaille sanctuary, erected in the mid-19th century.
The staircase is richly decorated and the famous Nicolau Nasoni designed the beautiful granite fountain that is located next to the Sanctuary.
Casa das Brolhas
Also known as Solar dos Castros, this house was built in 1777 with the reuse of previous structures, well combined, making one of the most outstanding civil buildings in town.
In the central body is the gate, in granite work, surmounted by the coat of arms.
There’s a garden, with geometric flower beds and a small fountain.
Facing the City Hall, The Jardim da República was built in the old Campo do Tablado and is still known today as the Jardim do Campo.
The garden is supported by magnificent walls in trimmed granite, with a scattered exhibition of statues, pergolas, a band stand and a fountain.
The most notable building around the Jardim da República is the City Council Palace, inaugurated in 1855 to replace the precarious installation in the castle.
It is an unpretentious building that stands out for its size and austere appearance.
Located at the highest point of the city, remain several walls and the tower of the castle from the 13th century.
The views are greta, and, nearby, there’s still a huge cistern, the largest known so far in the country.
Located close to the castle, the huge cistern is now transformed into an exhibition space. Around the element of water, a simple display evokes the history of the city.
Espirito Santo chapel and fountain
A very old small chapel, it was rebuilt by the bishop of Lamego in the 14th century, in the center of the city. It has some interesting details inside, namely a statue of the Holy Spirit.
Attached to the chapel is a well-crafted fountain with two spouts.
Quinta da Pacheca
Located on the slopes of the Douro River, wine had to play an important role in the local economy, and now, with the wine tourism trend, in tourism in the region.
Located on the outskirts, Quinta da Pacheca combines quality hotel service with one of the best examples of winemaking activity.,
Manjar do Douro
Located on top of the hill of the sanctuary, this spacious restaurant, with a well-cared aspect, provided us with an excellent meal.
Typical food of the region, prepared with care and well presented, was served sympathetically at a reasonable price.