Romanesque Traditions - Saint Martin's Fair

Saint Martin "Tortas de São Martinho" Church of Saint Peter of Abragão  Municipal Museum of Penafiel

"By Saint Martin, go to the cellar and taste the wine...”. This is a good opportunity to do justice to this Portuguese adage. For ten days, the Saint Martin’s Fair, in Penafiel, recreates the traditional Feast of New Wine and Chestnuts. Be enchanted by the beauty of the Romanesque architecture, wrapped in the mysticism typical of this event.

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Programme of the Visit

1st day

2nd day

1st day

MORNING Meeting at a time and place to be determined
Saint Martin Lunch at the restaurant Pérola do Vale
AFTERNOON Saint Martin's Fair
Take the afternoon to visit the famous Fair of Saint Martin, where there is plenty of new wine tasting in Largo da Ajuda, the Magusto (the Chestnut Feast), the Dance of Saint Martin and traditional games, among many other cultural activities, a unique experience won't forget.
EVENING Check-in and thematic dinner at the hotel


2nd day

MORNING Breakfast at the hotel and check-out
Tasting of "Bolinhos de Amor" and "Tortas de São Martinho"
Church of Saint Peter of Abragão 
The Church of Abragão keeps the chevet of the Romanesque period, significant testimony of the Romanesque architecture of the Tâmega and Sousa. Outside, the frieze composed of geometric motifs evokes the decoration of the churches of the Visigothic and Mozarabic times. This Church has been documented since 1105. However, the chevet which tradition attributes to the initiative of Princess Mafalda, daughter of King Sancho I and granddaughter of King  Afonso Henriques, dates from the second quarter of the 13th century.
Lunch at the restaurant Casa do Feitor
AFTERNOON Municipal Museum of Penafiel
Dedicated to Archaeology, Ethnography and Local History, the renovated Municipal Museum of Penafiel was given the Museum of the Year award in 2010.
Quinta de Lourosa
Visit Quinta de Lourosa, taste the wine that is produced here so well and participate in the traditional Saint Martin's Magusto (the Chestnut Feast).


Price per person in double room:

Paredes Hotel Apartamento***: 166,00€
Single room supplement: 30,00€
VAT included
Children from 5 to 9: 50%

The price includes two nights 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: November.

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

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