Arcos de Valdevez

Peneda-Gerês National Park

Arcos de Valdevez is a small village in northern Portugal, known for the calm environment in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature.

The Peneda-Geres National Park, recognized worldwide for its hiking trails, natural lakes and breathtaking views, offers the most diverse experiences to its visitors.

We can not fail to point out the cultural poster of this village that has sparked curiosity among all generations,  both for its multipurpose and modernity as for the presence of internationally renowned artists.

All this makes Arcos de Valdevez a perfect holiday destination! Enjoy a stay in family and in touch with nature!

Trails

Partnerships / Activities

Book through our web site and get free tickets to Mezio Gate.

Tickets valid during your stay at Eido do Pomar.

Porta do Mezio, one of the five gates of the Peneda Gerês National Park, is the entrance hall to the magnificent immensity of the mountains and valleys of Soajo and Peneda. Such a magnificent territory that UNESCO considers it a World Biosphere Reserve! At the door, in addition to getting to know all the necessary details to venture through the forests and hills, you can spend moments of relaxation and great fun with family and friends.

Book through our web site and get free tickets to Paço de Giela (Manor House)

Tickets valid during your stay at Eido do Pomar.

HISTORY

The Paço de Giela is a remarkable example of medieval and modern private civil architecture, considered one of the most important National Monuments, thus classified in 1910.

Its origin is deeply linked to the formation of the important “Terra de Valdevez” (“Valdevez Land”). The building of Giela’s “casa-torre” (“tower-house”) marks a new moment of protection and dominion over the region, highlighting the building for its profound originality and importance. Currently the medieval tower is visible as well as the residential body, with “Manueline” windows and fortified entrance, mostly built in the 16th century. The tower was built in the mid-14th century, replacing a small abandoned tower in the 11th century, and corresponding to a period of occupation of strong medieval influence and vigor of the castles.