Northern Portugal – Amarante

We had packed up, stopped for coffee, a chocolate croissant and surprise confectionary. We are on our way. This will be our last stop before heading back to Lisbon this evening.

We arrive in Amarante and drove over this medieval bridge. The walkers and the cars share the bridge yet it all seems safe. Our first stop is to visit this cathedral, the Igrejade de Sao Goncalo.

This cathedral is the location of San Gonzalo who lived and was claimed as a holy matchmaker, he blessed relationships and even fertility. We had read about Amarante and wanted to experience this so we did. Keep reading it gets better.

After this memorable experience of touring the catheral, the blessings, climbing the steps to what was once a convent, we decide to buy a magnet of San Gonzalo as a lasting memory.

We went to have lunch.

Next we need to pick which pastry shop for our usual. Today because we are in Amarante and they feature special confectioneries in Amarante. We ask ourselves should we? Then answered yes we should. We picked a spot and went in.

You can’t make this stuff up!!

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    sheila365 said,

    Another fun day. It’s good to know the pastry chefs in Amaranth have a sense of humor. 🙂


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