Amarante is a beautiful town in the north of Portugal, considered to be one of the most beautiful in the region, with the gorgeous Tâmega River at its feet.
This is a region occupied by Men since pre-historical times. The fertile soils, the fresh river and the greenish landscapes of great natural beauty provided since early times the necessary subsistence for the maintenance of populations.
It was with the arrival of Saint Gonçalo, the hermit, that Amarante got more eminent and developed.
The traditional Amarante streets, with buildings made with the regional materials such as granite, breathe history and heritage, offering unique places and sights, and also monuments such as the wonderful Convent and Church of São Gonçalo, the beautiful Bridge, the Churches of São Pedro and São Domingos, the lovely Solar dos Magalhães or the Casa da Cerca.
Every year in June, the town celebrates the Festivities in honor to São Gonçalo, attracting many visitors and preserving important traditions.
Amarante region offers perfect places for leisure moments, such as the Forest Park, the Costa Grande Park or the nearby refreshing Fluvial Beaches.
Also quite interesting is the Amadeo de Sousa Cardoso Museum, dedicated to this important Portuguese 20th century painter, also presenting other important works of contemporary artists.