When you visit Vidago make sure you don’t miss a tour through the village to discover its historical, cultural and natural heritage.
Nothing better than starting at the thermal park, to taste the mineral-medicinal water from Vidago Fonte nº 1 and nº 2 and Fonte Salus.
To discover the more artistic side of the village, Casa-Museu João Vieira hosts an exhibition dedicated to the life and work of one of the greatest Portuguese artists of the 20th century, where you can see the paintings, and sculptures, and explore the creative experiences that João Vieira offered us.
Another place not to be missed is the Neo-Romanesque Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, built between 1940-1942.
If you're visiting Vidago, there are many unique experiences the town has to offer!
Golf is a traditional sport in Vidago, and on the Vidago Palace course, one of the most emblematic in the region, you can enjoy moments of relaxation and tranquillity.
For nature lovers, we suggest getting to know the walking routes. The six trails of routes with around 80km allow you to pass over the Tâmega River, visit the João Vieira House-Museum, churches and shrines.
A backpack, water and comfortable shoes are all you need to travel the Water Route-Verin-Chaves-Vidago, which can be done in a single day and by car. It crosses the Alto Tâmega Valley, covering northern Portugal and southeastern Galicia. Here, a link is made between the Thermal heritage of Verín and that of Chaves and Vidago, uniting the main springs, Spas and Thermal complexes in the Eurocity territory
By car, motorcycle or bicycle, you can also venture on the N2 road, the longest road in Portugal and one of the longest in the world, which passes at kilometer 17 in Vidago. In addition to the 738 km that cross the country from north to south, between Chaves and Faro, it also serves as a gastronomic route through the a wide range of locations. In the 33 municipalities the route comes accross, you can find monuments, natural landscapes, places of religious interest, hot springs and much more.
As a region of Trás-os-Montes, Chaves offers an unparalleled range of delicacies.
The delights of Flaviense cuisine begin with the famous Pastel de Chaves: salty, light and with veal from the region. They also include cured meat, excellent for snacking but also used in the soupy Arroz de Fumeiro and dipped in vegetables from the region. Food tradition also includes Folar de Chaves and Ham accompanied by a red wine from Trás-os-Montes with a solid and structured palate that recalls the freshness of the mountains surrounding the city of Chaves.
If your mouth is watering, remember that you can't miss the Festival do Fumeiro Days in February and the Feira dos Santos in late October, early November.
The explosion of flavours is unavoidable. Be sure to try the traditional dishes from Trás-os-Montes that Chaves offers.