Known for their ingenious folding technique and their ornaments, the walking-canes of Gestaçô are also widely known by the university students, as every year over 20 thousand walking-canes are made by the artisans of this Parish for the queima das fitas (Portuguese for ribbon-burning) university festivities all over the country.

Since the beginning of the century, XII, when the Monastery of St. Andrew of Ancede was founded, that its history is closely related to the production and commercialization of wine. Since medieval times, wine was channeled to the city of Porto, integrating the commercial circuits of the River Douro.

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 the landscape of the territory. More than monuments, they are cultural and spiritual manifestation, places that successive [...]

Serving as a source of inspiration for the novel “The City and the Mountains”, Casa de Tormes, which today houses the Eça de Queiroz Foundation, is an important museum of the writer’s collection and keeps the house alive as Eça knew it and shared it with his last work.

Agustina Bessa-Luís is a Portuguese writer, born in Vila Meã, city of Amarante. With collaboration dispersed by many journals, it is today considered one of the most important voices in the contemporary Portuguese novel. His debut in literature was given in 1948, with the narrative "The Closed World," although the first novel was written at 16 [...]

Camilo Castelo Branco was born in Lisbon on March 13, 1825 and died in São Miguel de Seide on June 1, 1890. Son of Manuel Joaquim Botelho Castelo Branco, was an orphan mother at two years old and father at ten; was then to live for Vila Real, being the responsibility of his [...]

Alhough he was better known as Viscount of Vila Moura, his full name was Bento de Oliveira Cardoso e Castro Guedes de Carvalho Lobo, born in the manor Casa da Eira in Vila Moura, Parish of Grilo in the county of Baião, where he lived until he was eight years old.

António Mota was born in Vilarelho, Ovil, municipality of Baião. Professor of Basic Education, published in 1979 his first children's book, "The Village of Flowers", not ceasing to write. His stories, many of them with a history, earned him prizes of great prestige: with "Louredo's boy" (1983) he won a prize from the Portuguese Association [...]

Joaquim Soeiro Pereira Gomes was born on April 14th 1909 in the Parish of Gestaço in Baião. He was the sun of rural landowners Alexandre Pereira Gomes and Celestina Soeiro Pereira Gomes and one of the six children of the couple.

I remember the meticulous order in which everything that was of my Father walked! [...] on the high worktable were the inkwell, three "bugs", the wipers, the candlestick and the flower pot, which my Mother always arranged with her grace Special. Next, a [...]