Top 10 Things to do in Celorico de Basto, Portugal

July 13, 2017 Frederic Celentano

Celorico de Basto (Portuguese: [sɨloˈɾiku ðɨ ˈβaʃtu] ( listen)) is a municipality in Braga District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 20,098, in an area of 181.07 km². The town of Celorico de Basto has around 2500 inhabitants. The municipality is located bordering the municipality of Cabeceiras de Basto to the north, Mondim de Basto to the east, Amarante to the south, Felgueiras to the southeast and Fafe to the west.
Restaurants in Celorico de Basto

1. Quinta de Santa Cristina

Rua de Santa Cristina, 80 | Veade, Celorico de Basto 4890-587, Portugal +351 912 527 396
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5 based on 69 reviews

Quinta de Santa Cristina

With MANDATORY BOOKING, we receive visitors which may choose one of the several wine experiences: guided tours to the vineyards and winery, wine tastings, hiking, picnics, segway wine tours, 4x4 wien tours. We also have a wine shop where you can buy wines and other regional products such as: cheese, jam or smoked meats. Come and meet our stories and traditions of Vinho Verde, a unique wine in the World!

Reviewed By edwortj - London, United Kingdom

Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and told us about both the processes from grape to bottle and the history of the Quinta. The tour took us around the vineyards, which gave us the opportunity to see the differences between grape varieties used in the...MoreDear Edwortj, Thank you very much for your nice review. It was a pleasure receive you in Quinta de Santa Cristina and show our vineyards, winery, wines and regional products. See you soon, Liliana

2. Parque Natural do Alvao

Ermelo, Mondim de Basto, Portugal +351 255 318 209
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Parque Natural do Alvao

Reviewed By John M - Raleigh, North Carolina

Portugal's "Natural Parks" are most like the national parks in the U.S. The Alvao to our mind is much nicer and more "natural" than Portugal's sole national park, the Peneda-Geres. The views here are incredible. At the main viewpoint of the huge and distant Fisgas de Ermelo Waterfalls, hiking on to the rocks for a view of the area may induce vertigo as the vistas are so huge and the dropoff so severe. Wow! Later we drove to a parking area near the falls and hiked down to the rapidly flowing river above the falls. My wife jumped into a relatively safe pool - freezing! It was a beautiful spot to sit and watch for a while.

3. Casa de Penedo, Fafe

Lameirinha, Fafe, Portugal
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4 based on 61 reviews

Casa de Penedo, Fafe

Reviewed By JElliot32 - New South Wales, Australia

The Casa de Penedo (literally 'rock house') is quite extraordinary, a tiny but lived-in house built between large boulders, with the boulders forming part of the structure. It is located close to the top of a treeless hill in a particularly windswept and cold-looking spot, its nearest neighbours being a row of giant wind turbines. The house is privately owned and surrounded by barbed-wire fences, so you need to admire from a distance. The place is very elevated, so the views of the district are superb. Note that the house is also very difficult to find as there is just no signposting.

4. Ponte de Sao Goncalo

Rua do Tamega 124 | Em574, Amarante 4600-123, Portugal
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4.5 based on 355 reviews

Ponte de Sao Goncalo

Reviewed By John M - Bromsgrove, United Kingdom

We had a wonderful 4 days in Amarante staying at the Casa da Calcada Relais & Chateau. We had a magnificent view of the bridge and church opposite from our hotel window. The bridge is beautifully floodlit at night and pleasant to stroll across during the day despite the traffic. The town is not at all touristy and has a most relaxing atmosphere. We're only keen to go there again.

5. Mosteiro S. Miguel de Refojos

Praca da Republica 4860, Cabeceiras de Basto 4860-355, Portugal
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4.5 based on 49 reviews

Mosteiro S. Miguel de Refojos

Reviewed By Ulse U

Beautiful old monastery with some lovely Gardens surrounding it. We didn't go inside and we don't feel like we missed out.

6. Ecopista - Linha do Tamega

N210, Celorico de Basto, Portugal
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4.5 based on 37 reviews

Ecopista - Linha do Tamega

Reviewed By matrixamp - Celorico de Basto, Portugal

Probably the most beautifull green corridor in Europe. Worthwhile to visit and use it!. bike, foot or skate.

7. Sao Goncalo Church

Praca da Republica, Amarante 4600-038, Portugal
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4.5 based on 196 reviews

Sao Goncalo Church

Reviewed By joyful1LasVegas - Las Vegas

Enjoyed this lovely Cathedral and monastery just over the bridge in the charming town of Amarante. I was impressed by the most ornate pipe organ I have ever seen! Nice little town with charming shops and bakeries, all along the Tamega River.

8. Castle of Arnoia

N101-4, Celorico de Basto 4890, Portugal +351 255 810 706
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Castle of Arnoia

A Romanesque Castle overlooking the ancient land of Basto. It stands out from the landscape as a rocky fortress, with highlight to its keep, the square turret and the cistern. Below, the old town of Basto (currently known as village of Castelo) - with its pillory, audience house and apothecary (pharmacy) - reminds us of the period when this was a busy place due to the road that connected the Sousa to the Tâmega. This castle is part of the Route of the Romanesque.

Reviewed By JElliot32 - New South Wales, Australia

The castle dominates the tiny village of Castello and is an easy stroll from its main street. All uphill, but easy. It enjoys breathtaking 360-degree rural views, haze-free when we visited, and with the air as clean and crisp as you could like. The castle consists of a wall and a keep and had recently undergone some renovation, though what there is is still quite basic. I had been here a few years ago and it is much safer now. A bit off the tourist map - we had the place to ourselves. And it is free.

9. Nossa Senhora da Graca Sanctuary

Rua da Senhora da Graca | Monte Farinha, Mondim de Basto 4880-163, Portugal +351 965 556 393
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4.5 based on 56 reviews

Nossa Senhora da Graca Sanctuary

Reviewed By Pedro V - Gondomar, Portugal

O Alto da nossa senhora da Graça, que fica no alto do monte farinha tem uma vista esplendorosa sobre Mondim. Vale a pena subir pela vista. No dia que visitei, o santuário bem como o restaurante estavam fechados.

10. Amadeo De Souza Cardoso Museum

Alameda Teixeira de Pascoaes, Amarante 4600-011, Portugal +351 255 420 272
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Amadeo De Souza Cardoso Museum

Reviewed By medocain - Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

This is quite a large Museum, really more an art gallery specialising in temporary Exhibitions of Contemporary art and a large permanent collection of Portuguese art from 1860 to present day. Not to everyone's taste but at only 1 euro to get in, would repay an hour of your time.

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