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Nice place for pictures and eating

The bridge is the town’s ex-libris. On the left bank you can enjoy the river’s beauty and you can... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Vitor A
Lisbon, Portugal
Bridge over the Rio Lima

We stayed at a country farm bed and breakfast near the Pineda-Geres National park near Braga in... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2017
Durham, Canada
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Geraz do Minho, Portugal
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Reviewed 7 July 2011

In Ponte da Barca, along the river's mainwalk there is now a fluvial beach, where you can swim. The beach has a life-guard and a little coffee place under the trees with bathrooms. It is quite peaceful and non-turistic at all. I thought it was...More

7  Thank RasaSarquem
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Reviewed 6 April 2008

Ponte da Barca is a peacefull and enjoyable little village enchanted by the Lima River, the same that crosses Ponte de Lima. Ponte da Barca, meaning Bark Bridge, was named from the ancient times when the people had to cross the river with a bark...More

11  Thank PortoExplorer
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Reviewed 30 July 2018

The bridge is the town’s ex-libris. On the left bank you can enjoy the river’s beauty and you can have a meal – either a picnic or to choose one of several restaurants. Enjoy!

Thank Vitor A
Reviewed 22 November 2017

We stayed at a country farm bed and breakfast near the Pineda-Geres National park near Braga in Northern Portugal. There are any number of wonderful bridges like this reflecting in the beautiful waters. Ponte da Barca is thought to be named for the boat (barca)...More

Thank chickandbeast
Reviewed 4 November 2017

It’s a beautiful small town with lots of things to do, good people and out of this world food. The bridge and the river itself are beautiful and if you have a car you should definitely go to the waterfalls in the mountains. It has...More

Thank BX007
Reviewed 14 September 2015

It's an wonderful little town in Minho. Old houses, a huge and wonderful park by the river with a river beach, that extends for miles along the river banks.

Thank Manzarra
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Stayed in this little town at a hilltop hotel: Tempus Hotel. Went down to the bridge and walked along the river.

2  Thank KrisMacG
Reviewed 21 October 2013

On our way to Ponte De Lima we stopped here for lunch at OMoinho for a nice lunch. Excellent service with good English menu and English spoken. Very compact old town near bridge where there was parking.

3  Thank jwhitehouse
Reviewed 25 February 2013

The Peneda-Gerês National Park (Portuguese: Parque Nacional da Peneda-Gerês), also known simply as Gerês, is the only national park in Portugal (although many natural parks, protected landscapes, and reserves exist across the nation). It is located in the Norte region, in the northwest of Portugal,...More

3  Thank CMWalkingLeader
Reviewed 10 November 2012

The river Lima rises in the high mountains of the Penede -Geres national park and the motorway ends just above the lovely little town of Ponte da Barca- named after the ancient many- arched bridge that spans a wide stretch of the Lima. Quaint grey...More

1  Thank Leslie E
Reviewed 23 October 2012

Whent there to buy some wonderfull green wine at the local Wine Cooperative. There is also a river beach that is worth the visit

3  Thank NunoAlegre
Reviewed 1 September 2012

On the way from Saoje to Brage, Portugal, we ventured down to the bridge at Ponte da Barca for a picnic break. The bridge itself is an interesting single lane bridge with 8 major arches spanning a clean, but slowly moving river. The town has...More

1  Thank Samuel W
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