12 best things to do in Vila do Conde

O que visitar em Vila do Conde

Located at the mouth of the Ave River, just 25 km from Porto, Vila do Conde has a beautiful architectural heritage and some of the best beaches in the north of Portugal. Whether on a day getaway, on a weekend, or a vacation, Vila do Conde is the ideal destination in the North of Portugal … Read more

The Battle of Valdevez

Torneio de Arcos de Valdevez

The Arcos de Valdevez Tourney, or Battle of Valdevez, is a remarkable moment in the process of independence and the foundation of Portugal. It is also a unique event in the history of Portugal as the battle was decided even before it happened. This extraordinary episode in Portugal’s history takes place in 1140, in the … Read more

Portuguese conventual sweets

Doces conventuais

Conventual sweets are the most typical and characteristic sweets of Portuguese cuisine. There are no other sweets in the world that use this abysmal amount of egg yolks and sugar as it’s used in Portuguese conventual sweets. Initially, you may be surprised, but then you don’t want anything else. The most famous Portuguese conventual sweet … Read more