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Located in a region which may be considered of transition between the Douro and the Beira, the county of Armamar boasts of an attractive variety of sceneries, from mountains, dense woods and green valleys to apple orchards and the terraced vineyards on slopes characteristic of the Douro wine-growing region, and of an equally rich and diversified architectural patrimony.

It is worth exploring the area and admiring picturesque villages of traditional architecture or beautiful manor-houses and emblazoned mansions, such as the Casa Grande, at Goujoim, or the Cardoso Menezes manor, dating from the end of the 13th century, at the seat of the county, among others.

The religious patrimony offers many other sites of interest, namely the Mother Church of Armamar (of Romanesque origin, it was built in the 13th century by order of Egas Moniz, counsellor to the first king of Portugal), the chapel of São Domingos de Fontelo (in Romanesque and Gothic style, rising at the top of a spectacular mirador over the river Douro valley), the church of the former Ferreirim Convent (founded in the 14th century) or the Parish Church of Tões (with altars in rich gilded woodwork), among many other churches and chapels which may be seen across the county.

Local handicrafts include pretty embroidered tablecloths, basketry and works in schist.

At table, visitors may taste the famous roast kid of Armamar, considered to be the best of the region, and fine Douro wines and Port.

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