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 [...]

As source of inspiration for the novel “A Cidade e as Serras”, this institution was created in “Casa de Tormes”, which today serves as a museum to preserve the scenario described in the novel and celebrate the author’s life and final work.

Agustina Bessa-Luís is a Portuguese writer, born in Vila Meã, municipality of Amarante. With collaboration dispersed by many periodicals, it is today considered one of the most important voices in the contemporary Portuguese novel. His debut in literature took place in 1948, with the narrative “O Mundo Fechado”, 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 [...]

Even Though he was known as Visconde de Vila Moura, his full name was Bento de Oliveira Cardoso e Castro Guedes de Carvalho Lobo and was born in Casa da Eira in Vila Moura, Grilo in Baião where he lived until he was 8 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 in the 14th of April of 1909 in Gestaçô, Baião. He was one of the six sons of rural landowners, Alexandre Pereira Gomes e Celestina Soeiro Pereira Gomes.

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 [...]