Top 10 Things to do in Valenca, Portugal

October 28, 2017 Roseanne Arnett

Discover the best top things to do in Valenca, Portugal including Fortaleza de Valenca do Minho, Tui Cathedral, Tuitrans, Marco Miliario Romano, Elos da Montanha, Parque Natura Monte Aloia, Paseo Fluvial, Igreja de Santo Estevao, Ponte Internacional Tui-Valenca, Museo Do Bombeiro.
Restaurants in Valenca

1. Fortaleza de Valenca do Minho

Centro da Cidade, Valenca, Portugal +351 251 809 500
Excellent
53%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 775 reviews

Fortaleza de Valenca do Minho

Reviewed By Loduvica B

As far north of Portugal as you can go there is this beautiful place Valenca de Minho.
Unspoiled breathtaking views of the River Minho and of Spain as the river acts as the border with Spain.
The little town itself is build within two ancient walls (these walls are a must see) with lots of beautiful old buildings to view and many souvenirshops with typical Portuguese products.
The people are friendly and speak Portuguese and Spanish.
One of the many nice places in Northern Portugal. A must see!

2. Tui Cathedral

Plaza De San Fernando | 36700, Tui, Spain
Excellent
52%
Good
42%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 382 reviews

Tui Cathedral

Reviewed By EddPT

The Cathedral is amazing, and it's a very imponent building if you arrive at Tui from Portugal.
You can walk freely and even go on top of a defense tower that has a magnificient view.
The only issue I had was with the audio guide. Sometimes it was confusing and would explain things in one corner of the room and next thing the guide is talking about some thing on the oposite side.
Staff is really friendly.
Really worth the visit.

36700 Tui, Spain +34 638 55 52 53
Excellent
95%
Good
4%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
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5 based on 62 reviews

Tuitrans

Tuitrans is a company located in Tui, one of the main starting points of the Portuguese route. It was set up in 2011 to offer luggage transport to pilgrims and walkers. We work on a continual basis to offer a better professional and safe service to our clients.

Reviewed By Fritz S

We were stressed about arranging transport for packs and luggage on the Camino Portuguese. So glad I found Tuitrans. Their service is superb and the prices are very fair. I used Whatsapp to communicate with them and confirm pickup and dropoff every day. We walked...MoreThank you for your trust and excellent recommendation. Tuitrans team.

4. Marco Miliario Romano

R. Jose Rodrigues 54 4930 Travessa Santo Estevao 720, Valenca 4930-764, Portugal
Excellent
36%
Good
64%
Satisfactory
0%
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Marco Miliario Romano

Reviewed By seafare74 - SF, California

After passing through the narrow gate of the first of two walls that enclose the small village of Valenca you will enter into this open space that is used by the military as a parade or training grounds. The Tourist Information office can also be found here.

5. Elos da Montanha

Valenca 4930-632, Portugal
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 10 reviews

Elos da Montanha

Reviewed By Eduardo M - Maia, Portugal

If you like to discover the most beautiful foot trails on North of Portugal, Elos da Montanha is the best option. I have done 2 trails with them and everything was amazing. Very nice team and organization. Recomended!!!!

6. Parque Natura Monte Aloia

Sierra de Galineiro, Tui, Spain
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 76 reviews

Parque Natura Monte Aloia

Reviewed By nanapapa-6 - Gaithersburg, Maryland

This was highly recommended by the woman at the tourist office. I guess we are spoiled by national parks in the US, but this was really a small-scale park. The signage is terrible so finding the correct road to drive into the park itself was confusing. We did enjoy coming across some wild horses and enjoyed the views from the top. I guess if you want to hike for a day, it would be the ideal location, but for beautiful nature and grand sights/vistas, it was definitely less than we expected.

7. Paseo Fluvial

Tui, Spain
Excellent
31%
Good
66%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 51 reviews

Paseo Fluvial

Reviewed By backpacker31 - Boynton Beach, Florida

I stumbled upon this while walking the Camino de Santiago. Not long after crossing from Valenca to Tui, the Camino passed by this riverfront path. Curious, I followed this and to my surprise, found myself on a lovely wooden boardwalk (and at times asphalt) trail that hugged the riverside. The views across the river to the Portuguese countryside were spectacular as were the views of Old Town Tui rising up on the adjacent hillside. There were plenty of benches to sit and rest, children's play areas/parks and shaded areas.

8. Igreja de Santo Estevao

R. Dr. Pedro Augusto Dias 25 | Santo Estevao, Valenca 4930-720, Portugal
Excellent
58%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
0%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Igreja de Santo Estevao

Reviewed By seafare74 - SF, California

We visited this church while doing a day tour out of Porto with "Living Tours". The interior is nice enough to recommend a brief visit. The wooden ceiling is beautiful.

9. Ponte Internacional Tui-Valenca

Av. De Espanha, 36700 Tui, Spain
Excellent
49%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
3%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 27 reviews

Ponte Internacional Tui-Valenca

Reviewed By hugh81

Around 15 mins from Cathedral. A short walk around 10 mins each way. Takes you in to Portugal. Great views from both sides.

10. Museo Do Bombeiro

Bairro 7 de Julho, Valenca 4930-602, Portugal +351 251 824 613
Excellent
30%
Good
56%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 13 reviews

Museo Do Bombeiro

Reviewed By Ana Beatriz G

Nice museum, but the bar is next is a fraud: it has a sign that says that the wines cost 0.50 cents and were charged 3 euros for a wine and coffee. Coffee in Portugal usually costs between 0.70 and 0.90 cents of euro. When we asked the owner became very nervous and gave us a lot of very silly explanations. It's a scam for tourists .. :(

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