Take a few minutes to enjoy a cup of coffee with friends along the riverbanks of the river Lima, such as Zohara and Natalina are doing here, you can see the tree lined street that borders the river.
Afterwards take a walk up to the Capella de NOssa Senhora where you have a nice view over the city.
Or just walk around downtown where you can find tile decorations depicting historical scenes, decorating buildings or fountains.
Fondest memory: If you would like to know more about Ponte de Lima, take a look at these links:
When visiting Ponte de Lima, the town, take time to walk across the Ponte de Lima bridge for which the town in named. There is a story about the Roman general and his first crossing of the river that you will hear when you are there.
Some very nice views down this quiet river from the bridge, a pity that they made a huge parking lot just off the bridge and adjacent to the river.
But as you can see from the last photo here, the river is not always calm and tame. That top mark, from 1909 is above my head and even above my outstretched arms...and it is located in the center of town where the Lima river flooded...
If you need help or information about Ponte de Lima contact the Tourism Office, who will supply you with what you need. Their contacts are:
. Address: Praça da República, 4990 Ponte de Lima
. Telephone: (+351) 258942335
Favorite thing: Walk, that is the best way to know Ponte de Lima. Cross the bridge to the other side and spend some time on the park you'll find there. On your way back to Ponte de Lima admire the river, the surrounding mountains and the city seen from the bridge. Go to the square (Largo de Camões) and from there walk through the streets and admire the architecture, notice the people, visit the churches or go inside some of the still remaining "old times" shops. Enjoy yourself there - it is a fabulous village.
Favorite thing: Last time I visited Ponte de Lima, which was after I joined VT, I meet Nat (member ncfg) who lives there. She was so kind and welcoming to us and took some time to show us around. She is indeed a good "ambassador" to her hometown and to Portugal. Thank you so much Nat for the nice time we had in Ponte de Lima.
The mannor houses, the nice ancient buildings, the cobbled streets, the narrow streets, the people walking through - a place with its own life, ...
Ponte de Lima is very cozy, since it isn't too big. And everything seems to be cheerfully arranged, with beautiful flowers on the balconys, ... and some nice streets only for pedestrians.
A city to discover by foot, walking around and chating to locals. Northern people are know as being very nice to "foreigners".
Fondest memory: An atmosphere of past times, ... yet everything beautifully arranged and well maintained.
Favorite thing: Just across the bridge from the main town is the small Church of Santo Antonio with the adjacent gardens, a nice break to take a walk across the bridge and rest in the shade of the garden.