Among Words and Flavours

House of António Nobre Monastery of the Saviour of Paço de Sousa  Preserved Village of Quintandona Historical Centre of Penafiel Quinta da Aveleda
We invite you to take a different ride, where the flavours of this land and the words of famous writers merge into a unique programme. We introduce you to the city of Penafiel from the perspective of Joaquim de Araújo, Germano Vieira de Meireles, Abilio Miranda and António Nobre, renowned writers in the world of literature, driving forces of the culture of Penafiel and promoters of the celebrations inherent to it.

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Programme of the Visit

1st day

2nd day

1st day

MORNING Meeting at a time and place to be determined
House of António Nobre
 Discover the home of poet and attend the interpretation of his most famous work: "Só" (“Alone”). Stroll through the Quinta do Seixo and taste "Bolinhos de Amor", accompanied by “vinho verde” (wine) or tea.
Lunch at the restaurant O Engaço
AFTERNOON Monastery of the Saviour of Paço de Sousa 
A monument quite crucial for understanding the architecture of the Romanesque of the Tâmega and Sousa. Its singular features, in architecture as in sculpture, and the fact that it retains the tomb of Egas Moniz, the schoolmaster and governor of the first king of Portugal, turn this former Benedictine monastery into one of the most appealing and prestigious testimonies of the Portuguese Romanesque architecture.
Preserved Village of Quintandona
Visiting this village with its very narrow streets means going back to stories and experiences still preserved in time. Referenced since 1258, the village is currently composed of buildings in yellow granite and slate, assuming an unusual visual aspect of beautiful effect.
EVENING Check-in and dinner at the hotel
Gathering on the literature of Penafiel


2nd day

MORNING Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
Historical Centre of Penafiel with Literary Interpretation
A living example of heritage richness, with the typical streets of picturesque balconies and national monuments, which keep the history of second oldest city in the district of Porto and the third oldest in Northern Portugal.
Lunch at the restaurant Pátio do Sameiro
AFTERNOON Quinta da Aveleda
Stroll through one of the most beautiful gardens of Romanesque design and discover nooks of pure meditation. Surrender to the simple pleasures of life and taste the wine and cheese of Quinta da Aveleda sitting in magnificent terrace with panoramic views.

Price per person in double room:

Paredes Design Hotel***: 251,00€
Single room supplement: 30,00€
VAT included
Children from 5 to 9: 50%

The price includes one night on a bed and breakfast scheme, admission at the indicated locations, touring by an official guide, guided tour to the monuments of Route of the Romanesque by a qualified heritage expert, meals and tastings mentioned, tranfers*, transportation and personal injury insurance.

Minimum number of participants: 25.

Customisable standard programme, subject to availability and reconfirmation of prices.

Dates: all year round.

* Transfers to and from the International Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro (Porto).

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