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Vila Do Conde is a municipality in the Norte Region of Portugal with a population of 79.390 inhabitants, according to the 2011 census. The urbanised area of Vila Do Conde, which includes the parishes of Vila Do Conde, Azurara and Arvore, represent 32.094 inhabitants. Vila Do Conde is interlinked to the north with the Povoa de Varzim, forming a single urban agglomeration. The origins of Vila Do Conde date back to the founding of the Portuguese territory, in the 10th century. But is ancient origins date back to the Castro of Sao Joao and other Iron Age castros. Vila Do Conde is an ideal holiday destination, where tourists can enjoy history, culture and gastronomy at its best.

Top Attractions Within Vila Do Conde

Parish Church is another amazing church in Vila Do Conde. This fortified Manueline style church was built in the 16th century by some French artists from Biscay. The tower on the left of the fa├žade dates from the end of the 17th century and the interior has several altars and a throne chair in gilded wood from the 17th and 18th century.

Museu-Ecola das Rendas de Biltros. The manufacture of bobbin lace has been undertaken at Vila do Conde since the 16th century. The Lace Museum was created to revitalise it. This manual activity requires great dexterity from the lace markers. The museum traces the various aspects of this business through an exhibition of old and modern lace, photos, but mostly through the presence of lace makers who work on site.

Pillory is located opposite the parish church, in Vila Do Conde. This beautiful Renaissance styled building, remodelled in the 18th century, houses an arm of justice brandishing a sword. Here, you can see a small collection of swords and other similar weapons. For those interested in swords, this is a great place.

S. Giao is one of the best restaurants in Vila Do Conde. Traditional cooking is the order of the day in this restaurant with a wood oven and its own smoked products. The large windows in the open dining room offer views of the surrounding mountains.

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