Chaves Travel Guide

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    Pedra Bolideira.
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    Pedra Bolideira.
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Chaves Things to Do

  • Igreja Matriz.

    Igreja Matriz is a romanesque church that is not the most interesting church from the outside, but very pretty inside with some very interesting wooden work and both the roof and the floor is made out of wood.I wish i could have posted some photos from the inside of the church, but there was a service going on when i was there, so i decided not to...

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  • The roman bridge.

    The roman bridge is an old bridge dating back to the roman times that is 140 meters long and spans over the river Tamega in Chaves.It's closed for traffic and really a nice piece of work.It dates back to the 2nd century AD but has undergone many restaurations since then.It's very pretty and is one of the things that makes Chaves such a charming...

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  • Pelourinho

    Every old town has its Pillory or Pelourinho in portuguese, and usually located in central areas almost ever in front of the City Hall or Municipal Council. This one is beautiful, isn't it?

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  • Beautiful balconies

    When i wandered around the town, I was impressed with the beautiful wooden balconies, I found similar balconies in Tenerife Island ? Spain ( maybe it has some influence of Spain because Chaves is a town near the border of Spain).

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  • Termas de Chaves

    The Termas of Chaves (Thermal springs) are located a few minutes from the city centre by foot. It seems that is one of the hottest springs in Europe. That water attracts both tourists and people seeking the treatment of rheumatism, kidney dysfunction and hypertension. The Water bubbles up at a temperature of 73ºC (163º F).

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  • Igreja da Misericordia

    It seems that the Misericórdia Church is worthy of a visit, unfortunately i didn't have time to go inside, but i could admire its Baroque facade style.I had read that it has an exquisite interior lined with 18th century azulejos (glazed tiles).

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  • Castelo de Chaves

    In Chaves you will find a beautiful castle from the 14th-century that overlooks the Praça de Camões ( medieval square). Since 1978 inside the castle there is a small military museum where you can see uniforms, suits of armour and other regalia.

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  • Inside the fortifications

    Inside the fortifications you will be able to enjoy a beautiful garden and a great view over the valley of Chaves and The Serra do Brunheiro (Mountain). The walls were built when the war of Restauração (Guerra da Restauração).

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  • Igreja Matriz

    The Igreja Matriz ou the Mother-church is a beautiful church of a Romanesque origin from the XII century.It has a beautiful inside, don't miss!

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Chaves Hotels

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  • Hotel Casino Chaves

    Lugar do Extremo - Valdanta, Chaves, 5400-581, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Forte de Sao Francisco

    Alto da Pedisqueira, Forte De Sao Francisco, Chaves, 5400-435, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Residencial Brites

    Av. Duarte Pacheco-Estrada De Espanha, Chaves, 5400, Portugal

    Good for: Couples

Chaves Restaurants

  • Nice local food

    Behind the massive red door of this granite building, you have a huge space filled with wooden tables, portuguese style pavement and barrels in the walls. The food is simple and cheap and there are many tapas to try.

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  • Very charming restaurant with excellent...

    Adega Faustino is an old restaurant in Chaves that has been run for over 100 years by the same family.The interior is really charming and very rustique where the floor is made from cobblestones.It used to be a place where people from out of town could go for a drink after having sold their goods at the market and there used to be space to tie up...

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Chaves Transportation

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    by ncfg Updated Sep 4, 2004

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    Well it seems that are usual to find this kind of nice transportation on the towns. Actually i didn't try it this time on this town but i can say that it is a good way to do a tourist circuit.

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Chaves Off The Beaten Path

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    by cachaseiro Written Oct 15, 2012

    Pedra Bolideira is a giant granite rock located 18 kilometers outside Chaves.
    It's just one of many giant rocks in the area, but this one is a little different as it has broken in to two many thousadn years ago and despite weighing several tonnes and being 10 times 3 meters you are able to make it move by giving it a little push.
    It looks like the rock has been cut in two with some giant knife and it's a bit of an odd sight.
    Pedral Bolideira is quite out of the way but it's a nice drive up the mountain in almost 1000 meters altitude where it's located, so i would say it's worth a visit.

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Chaves Favorites

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    by ncfg Written Sep 4, 2004

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    Favorite thing: The river that runs in Chaves is the river Tamega. I loved the colour of that river so peaceful.
    You can admire some swans and ducks there.

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