North

2018

Vodafone Paredes de Coura

The river Beach of Taboão, in Paredes de Coura, has been receiving the Paredes de Coura Festival since 1993.
Known for its natural amphitheater, which offers an emblematic landscape to both musicians and spectators, it leaves no one indifferent.

The Paredes de Coura Festival has been held annually for 24 years and has grown in size, being considered today one of the most beautiful summer festivals in Portugal, and undoubtedly one of the largest in the Porto and North region.

In 2005, the Spanish edition of Rolling Stone considered it to be one of the five best summer festivals in Europe.

The Paredes de Coura Festival has often been nominated for awards such as: Best Large Festival at the Europe Festival Awards and as Favorite Festival of Artists.

About the local

Paredes de Coura is a Portuguese village in Viana do Castelo district, full of history and of extraordinary beauty, today famous for its big summer festival, but that has been the center of military operations during the restoration war of the seventeenth century and presents an archaeological and natural heritage of extraordinary beauty.

Its picturesque streets, the chapels of the Holy Spirit and Our Lady of the Conception, the Town Hall building, the Miguel Dantas Palace, the various Minho solars and manor houses, as well as the crystal clear waters of the river Coura and many others monuments that make this town an ex-libris of mandatory stop.

Required

√ Go for a swim in the river Coura
√ Climb to the Corno de Bico
√ Eat the typical honey soup in Bico Village
√ Enjoy a day at the river beach of Taboão
√ Do the Pastor Rail and enjoy the magnificent views over the valleys of Minho and Coura
√ Visit the Eira Comunitária in Porreiras Village, which is perfectly embedded in the green and rural architecture of the area
√ Taste the lamprey rice from the Minho River
√ Take a walk to the Santuary of Our Lady of Pena
√ Take a picture at the Alto de Castro Viewpoint
√ Visit the Village Cultural Center
√ Listen and dance to the Minho traditional songs during the local popular festivities