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Culture

A dynamic village Ponte de Lima did not only stay in the annals of history. Today it is one of the main tourist destinations in the North of the country, due to its cultural and artistic liveliness. There are dozens of festivals, fairs and national and international events that take place throughout the year in the village and meet the expectations and wishes of the most varied public. The oldest village in Portugal, it preserves its traditions, and enhances its history and the tourist potential of the county, through the museum network constituted by the Portuguese Toy Museum, the Museum of the Third Order, the Vinho Verde Museum and the Military Museum.
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Heritage Ponte de Lima, heir to a vast heritage, both in its historic center and the...
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9 Activities
  • Municipal Archive of Ponte de Lima Culture Municipal Archive of Ponte de Lima The Municipal Archive of Ponte de Lima is located in the so-called "Casa do Calvário". It is certainly one of the richest local archives in the country, with... Learn more
  • Municipal Library of Ponte de Lima Culture Municipal Library of Ponte de Lima Located in the former hospital of the Misericórdia, later the military police (GNR) headquarters, the municipal library occupied part of this 17th century... Learn more
  • Information Center for Rio Lima Culture Information Center for Rio Lima The CIL – Centro de Informação do Lima (Information Center for Rio Lima) offers differentiated services of information, awareness and publication of... Learn more
  • Center for the Interpretation of the Military History Culture Center for the Interpretation of the Military History Located in the imposing building known as “Paço do Marquês” (“palace of the marquis”), built in the second half of the 15th century, as the residence... Learn more
  • Center for the Interpretation of Territory Culture Center for the Interpretation of Territory The interpretation center for the area is a museum that is not confined to the building itself, thus inviting the visitor to discover the local area and... Learn more
  • Vinho Verde Interpretation Center and Promotion Culture Vinho Verde Interpretation Center and Promotion Located in a building classified as of "public interest" - the Casa Torreada dos Barbosa Aranha (former manor-house of the family Barbosa Aranha) - right in... Learn more
  • Portuguese Toy Museum Culture Portuguese Toy Museum The Portuguese Toy Museum is located in the Casa do Arnado and its annexes, by the Roman bridge, on the right bank of the Lima river. The permanent exhibition... Learn more
  • Terceiros Museum Culture Terceiros Museum The Museu dos Terceiros is located in two religious houses of the Franciscan Order: the former convent of Santo António dos Capuchos and the building... Learn more
  • Municipal Theatre “Diogo Bernardes” Culture Municipal Theatre “Diogo Bernardes” The project of the building was commissioned in 1893 withthe architect António Adelino de Magalhães Moutinho and the construction work started the year... Learn more