Patrimony


National monument

Ermida Church

The Ermida Church, classified as a National Monument since 1916 (Decree No. 2303, DG 60 of 29 March), is located on the slopes of the Paiva River. Having been built in the twelfth / thirteenth century, it is believed to have been built on a pre-existing hermitage, having been occupied by premonstratense monks, order of the Hospitallers, among others. It is also known as Temple of Acronyms, due to the numerous symbols engraved on the stones that form this monument. Initially it was thought that these symbols would be markers of beds, so as to account for the work done, but due to the disparity of symbols present, and due to the symbols themselves, it is believed that these acronyms may have a more "magical" symbolism.



Property Interest Public

Pillory of Alva

Classified as a Property of public
interest since 11-10-1933.

Decree n.º 23 122, DG, I Series, n.º 231,
in 11-10-1933

Pillory of Campo Benfeito

Classified as a Property of public
interest since 11-10-1933.

Decree n.º 23 122, DG, I Series, n.º 231,
in 11-10-1933

Pillory of Castro Daire

Classified as a Property of public
Interest since 11-10-1933.

Decree n.º 23 122, DG, I Series, n.º 231,
in 11-10-1933

Pillory of Mões

Classified as a Property of public
interest since 11-10-1933.

Decree n.º 23 122, DG, I Series, n.º 231,
in 11-10-1933

Pillory of Rossão

Classified as a Property of public
interest since 11-10-1933.

Decree n.º 23 122, DG, I Series, n.º 231,
in 11-10-1933

Sludge inscription of Moledo

Classified as a Property of public
interest since 17-04-1953.

Decree n.º 39 175, DG, I Series, n.º 77,
in 17-04-1953

St. Sebastian Chapel

Classified as a Property of public
interest since 5-12-1961.

Decree n.º 44 075, DG, I Series, n.º 281,
in 5-12-1961

Doors of Montemuro Wall Ruins

Classified as a Property of public
interest since 21-12-1974.

Decree n.º 735/74, DG, I Series, n.º 297,
in 21-12-1974

Castro Daire Mould Church

Classified as a Property of public
interest since 30-11-1993.

Decree n.º 45/93, DR, I Série-B, n.º 280,
in 30-11-1993

Parish Church of Esther

Classified as a Property of public
interest since 19-02-2002.

Decree n.º 5/2002, DR, I Series-B. n.º 42,
in 19-02-2002


Public Interest Site

Castro of the Moorish Head

Classified as SIP - Site of Public Interest through the Ordinance n.º 903/2014, DR, 2.ª series, n.º 210, de 30-10-2014.

As in the other heritage categories, the Viseen region is particularly rich in archaeological remains, notably from the Iron Age, among which stand out those of fortified settlements, more commonly known as "castros".

From the structures erected during the first occupational period of the archeosite, which occurred during the 1st Iron Age established for this region of the country, beginning around the 7th century a. C., only a few sections of the wall remain made of small stone material, as well as traces of two circular dwellings, located, as usual in these high villages, in the inner area bounded by the wall surrounding the hill.


Property of Municipal Interest

Carrancas Chapel

Classified as Property of Municipal Interest in 26-02-1982

It was built in 1776 at the behest of D. Manuel de Vasconcelos Pereira, Bishop of Lamego, a native of Castro Daire, in conjunction with the nearby Casa da Cerca, serving as a private chapel.

The chapel stands out for its octagonal layout, especially considering the fact that this type of architecture is typical of the area of Braga and Coimbra during the restoration period and later, later, associated with the figure of Queen and Regent D. Luísa de Gusmao

 At its feet develops the Fountain of Carrancas, forming a magnificent composition with the chapel in the upper plane. A cradle vault houses the fountain and a coat of arms has been inscribed there.

The classification as Valor Concelhio was converted to Municipal Interest under the terms of no. 2 of article 112 of Law no. 2001 Decree No. 28/82, DR, I Series, No. 47, of 26-02-1982

Fence house

Classified as Property of Municipal Interest in 26-02-1982

It dates from the century of seven hundred the construction of the palace and chapel of the Carrancas, commissioned by D. Manuel de Vasconcelos Pereira, Bishop of Lamego, who resided there. Today only the façade preserves the original design of the building, and the interior has been completely modified, serving today as a museum and Internet space in the R \ c, as well as a bank branch to which the building belongs. Above, on the first floor is the old Municipal Auditorium.

Today only the façade preserves the original design of the building, and the interior has been completely modified, serving today as a museum and Internet space in the R \ c, as well as a bank branch to which the building belongs. Above, on the first floor is the old Municipal Auditorium.

The classification as Valor Concelhio was converted to Municipal Interest under the terms of no. 2 of article 112 of Law no. 2001 Decree No. 28/82, DR, I Series, No. 47, of 26-02-1982.

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