The Route of the Romanesque awarded another 66 "Quality Seals".
In this fourth phase of applications were distinguished 20 accommodation units, 30 restaurants and 16 producers/traders of local products (wine, sweets, crafts...).
The 'Quality Seal - Route of the Romanesque' is part of the Route of the Romanesque's Tourist Product and Service Development System, designed to promote a uniform level of quality of the products and services offered to tourists and visitors in the region.
The aim of this System is to contribute, not only to the creation of an image of prestige and quality of the product and service itself, but also to improve the tourist offer available in the territory of the Route of the Romanesque, increasing its attractiveness and visibility, as well as to strengthen cooperation between local and regional economic and institutional players.
In addition to the Route of the Romanesque, the Assessment Committee is composed of ten academic and associative entities: Turismo do Porte e Norte de Portugal, UTAD, ADER-SOUSA, ADRIMAG, BEIRA DOURO, CETS , DOLMEN, PROBASTO, AHRESP and Quaternaire Portugal.
So far, the Route of the Romanesque has awarded 191 'Quality Seals' in four application phases. In 2016, the first 84 'Seals' were awarded in two different events: the first one took place in the Monastery of Ancede, in Baião, on 4 April; the second one was held in the old Church of Sanfins de Ferreira, in Paços de Ferreira, on 7 December. The Interpretation Centre of the Romanesque, in Lousada, hosted a ceremony to award 41 'Quality Seals' on 5 December, 2018. In 2020, in view of the pandemic situation, the 66 "Stamps" will not be delivered at a public ceremony.
The fourth phase of award of the "Quality Seal - Route of the Romanesque" is part of the project "Tourist Enhancement and Development of the Route of the Romanesque", co-financed by Turismo de Portugal, I.P., through the Valorizar Program - Support Line for Tourist Development in Inland Portugal.