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The village of Cinfães is situated on the left bank of the River Douro, with the Serra de Montemuro hills serving as a backdrop and offering visitors eyes a delight to behold. It was in Cinfães where the first king of Portugal, Dom Afonso Henriques (1139-85), was raised by his tutor Dom Egas Moniz, the lord of this region during the twelfth century. The region is very fertile. Farming, such as sheep, goats and cattle herding is the main source of income. Close to the Carrapatelo dam, several beaches can be found. The calm waters are ideal for enjoying water sports and bathing. Here too many archaeological sites can be found dating back to the megalithic.


Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Natividade de Escamarão

|  Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Natividade de Escamarão

Strategically placed on the confluence of the rivers Douro and Paiva it was integrated into the Monastery of Alpendorada's influence. The village of Escamarão had always been an attractive walk-through zone within the sight of the monastery itself and an important point of pilgrimage. Thought to have been built in the 12th century although inscriptions found inside the main portal ascribe it to being from the 14th century. The church, Romanesque in nature, consists of a single nave and rectangular chancel, both defined by massive walls. The interior is lit mainly by narrow crevices opened on both elevations of the nave and chancel with a small rose window that tops the triumphal arch and a Gothic window that cuts the chancel's back wall.

Rua de S. Miguel, Souselo, Cinfães, Viseu, Portugal.
41° 03' 57.6" N | 08° 15' 25.4" W | +351 255 810 706 / 918 116 488 |  Website

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Birthplace of the famed explorer Alexandre Alberto da Rocha de Serpa Pinto (aka Serpa Pinto; April 20, 1846 – December 28, 1900). The museum exhibits artefacts and memorabilia from his life and from his expeditions to Africa. The museum also has collections of artefacts found from local archaeological digs, notably from the Castro and Roman periods. The gift shop has a good selection of local arts and crafts. The museum first opened in April 2000 and is located in one of the oldest parts of town.

34 Rua Dr. Flávio Resende, Cinfães, Viseu, Portugal.
41° 04' 18.6" N | 08° 05' 25.3" W | +351 255 560 571 |  Website

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Serpa Pinto Museum

|  Serpa Pinto Museum


Parque megalítico de São Pedro

|  Parque megalítico de São Pedro

At an altitude of 1125m on the peak of Mountemuro Mountain in the district of Tendais stands a series of dolmens which are thought to date back between the Neolithic (mid of the 5th millennium BC) and the Chalcolithic (3rd millennium BC). It's believed this site had a funerary function. These structures are made up of the mamoa, (an artificial mound of earth and stones), and the dolmen, which is the structure made of stone covered by a cover slab. Only three of the original granitic columns remain, two of them have engravings and one with remnants of painting.
São Pedro do Campo, Cinfães, Viseu, Portugal. | 41° 00′ 28.4″ N | 08° 05′ 00.4″ W Search FlightsImage


Situated on the bank of the River Douro this new Spa Resort has all the known thermal waters sought by its therapeutic value (musculoskeletal problems, skin and respiratory tract). The waters of the area have been sought after since the 12th Century. Now its possible to make use of the waters in modern facilities found here in a complex that promotes well-being and good health. Recommended treatments: Diseases of the respiratory system, Rheumatism, Musculoskeletal diseases and skin diseases. Water type - Sulphurous, Bicarbonate, Sodium Bathing Season - All-year pH level: 9.2 Water temperature: 62.
Disabled access.
Monday - Saturday: 08h00 – 14h00/15h00 - 21h00, Sunday: 08h00 - 12h00
Caldas de Aregos, 4660-013 Resende, Portugal.
41° 06' 08.4" N | 08° 00' 39.5" W | +351 254 875 259 |  Website

Termas Caldas de Aregos

|  Termas Caldas de Aregos

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Hotel de Porto Antigo

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In the vicinity of Cinfães, between the green of the riparian hillsides and the waves of the Douro's water, in the bay of Porto Antigo, we can find the Porto Antigo Hotel. A restored manor house that once belonged to the African explorer Alexandre Alberto da Rocha Serpa Pinto.

Everything here was created for the comfort of clients during their stay. At your disposal, there are 23 rooms and a magnificent view of the river's lagoon, restaurant, bar, terrace, swimming pool, conference and banqueting rooms and a modern river marina.
Porto Antigo-Oliveira do Douro, 4690-423 Cinfães, Portugal.
41º 05' 24.5" N | 08º 04' 44.7" W | +351 255 571 566 |

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Quinta Da Ventuzela

Quinta da Ventozela

A converted and renovated 17th-century farmhouse with commanding views over the river Douro. The rooms are modern yet remain traditional, comfortable and welcoming. The air-conditioned rooms and apartments at Quinta da Ventozela come with a satellite TV. Each accommodation type has a private bathroom and wooden furniture. A continental breakfast is served in the living room of Quinta da Ventozela, which is decorated with antique furniture and charming lamps. There is also a winter garden and a TV lounge.

Outdoor activities such as canoeing and hiking are possible from the Quinta. Alternatively, guests can drive up to the Mosteirô Train Station, 15 minutes away, for a trip on a 19th-century steam train.

Lugar Do Casal, 4690-019 Cinfães, Portugal.
41º 05' 44.2" N | 08º 05' 43.9" W | +351 255 562 342 |

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Casa Altamira

Casa Altamira

With a commanding view over the river Douro, this French-style 19th-century house is associated with the original company which built the famous Douro railway. Totally renovated and richly decorated the rooms are comfortable with modern amenities.

Rooms at Altamira Casa have parquet floors and large windows offering views of the surrounding scenery. They come with free Wi-Fi and cable flat-screen TVs. The bathrooms include toiletries. Guests can use free bikes to explore the local vineyards and restaurants of Cinfães. On-site, Altamira has a games room and barbeque facilities for outdoor dining in the garden.

Espadanedo 4690-119 Cinfães, Portugal.
41º 02' 54.7" N | 08º 03' 00.6" W | +351 255 620 020/1/2/3

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Restaurante Encosta do Moínho

Restaurante Encosta do Moínho

Located in the small village of Gralheira 1,152 metres up the Montemuro mountain the restaurant Encosta do Moinho is somewhat of a local hero. Renown and loved for its local cuisine of top quality utilising regional products. Its specialities include Gralheira roasted kid and regional sausages. The restaurant's wood stove cooks great grilled chicken as well as a range of pizzas.

Daily: 12h00 - 15h00/19h00 - 22h00
42 Largo Eira do Adro, Gralheira, Cinfães (Viseu), 4690-300, Portugal.
41° 00' 09.4" N | 07° 58' 08.1" W
+351 255 571 159 | | Website

Restaurante Solar do Montemuro

Restaurante Solar do Montemuro

Located 5km from the centre on Cinfães on the slope of the Serra do Montemuro, this great traditional Portuguese restaurant serving reasonably priced local fare with cordial smiles. Meat is the mainstay of the menu and is double-carbed with rice and chips, a typical thing in Portugal. One can always order a side plate of vegetables or salad to counterbalance the double carb situation. The food here is constantly of good quality and if you're lucky enough to be given a window seat in the right room you'll also be treated to the amazing vistas overlooking the valley below.

Tuesday - Saturday; 12h00 - 14h30/19h00 - 21h30, Sunday: 12h00 - 14h30, Monday: CLOSED
Azevedo, Tendais, 4690-760 Cinfães, Portugal
41° 00' 44.7" N | 08° 03' 04.1" W
+351 255 571 715

Restaurante Recanto dos Carvalhos

Restaurante Recanto dos Carvalhos

Great traditional locally sourced and rustic Portuguese food excellently prepared by talented chefs and served by friendly staff. The atmosphere is very homely with no pretension. Good honest food for a fair price.

Monday - Saturday: 12h00 - 15h00/19h00 - 22h00, Sunday Evening: 12h00 - 15h00
Largo dos Carvalhos, Cinfaes 4690-300, Portugal
41º 00" 12.5' N | 07º 58" 10.9' W
+351 255 571 566 |

Cinfaes is 50.9 miles (81.9km) North Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport PORTO.


70 minutes from Porto along the A4 and N222. 57.3 miles (92.3km) south of Braga along the A11.
Latitude - 41° 04' 18.4" N Longitude - 08° 05' 25" W


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The closest train station is 5.5 miles (9km) away across the river in Mosteirô. Use the Regional (Comboios Regionais) Linha do Douro service: Train Timetable | Comboios de Portugal Website

• Rede Expressos: Website Buses from various destinations including Coimbra, Lisbon and Viseu.

• Transdev: Website Buses from Porto.