LAND OF CULTURE

The county of Baião exhibits a richness of heritage values, striking panoramas, customs and traditions that enhance and make this region of the country unique.

Writers such as Camilo Castelo Branco, Alves Redol, Agustina Bessa-Luís, Soeiro Pereira Gomes and Eça de Queiroz – who captured the landscape of the county in the novel The City and the Mountains – and the author of children and youth literature, António Mota, often refer to this landscape in their works.

The Eça de Queiroz Foundation, the dolmens of Serra da Aboboreira, the monastery of Saint Andrew of Ancede, the enormous religious heritage, the crafts, the small museums and exhibitions centres all invite you to visit Baião.

Using the materials that nature provides, craftsmen create various utensils, shaping each object to their domestic and agricultural needs. Combining mastery and ingenuity, with expertise and spirituality, make each ...

Teixeira Pelourinho, located in the parish of Teixeira, marks the autonomy of this old county, which had a charter granted by D. Manuel on July 17, 1514, and which was extinguished in 1836. It rises on four steps, ...

The Bahian religious heritage is rich and diverse. In addition to the Monastery of St. Andrew of Ancede, there are numerous churches, hermitages and chapels that are scattered throughout the county and that over time have helped to build ...

A source of inspiration for the novel "The City and the Mountains", Casa de Tormes, now home to the Eça de Queiroz Foundation, has a strong museological component, preserving the writer's estate and keeping alive the scene that Eça met and ...

Baião is a county rich in history, popular culture, gastronomy and wine, but it is also a land of writers. Over time, men of letters were born in Baião, others became adoptive sons of this county, because ...

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