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“Go for a swim in the fluvial beach, have a coffe in The Poets Plaza”
Review of Ponte da Barca

Ponte da Barca
Reviewed July 7, 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 quite pleasant. You can also find free-exercise machines and rental pedalkarts and canoes.

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Reviewed April 5, 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 as a bridge. Meanwhile, in 1450, was built the S.João da Ponte da Barca Bridge, one of the symbols of the village and still used by cars and walking people till now. Other attractions like the Pillory built on the 16th century and the Ancient Market on the 18th, both at the Poets Plaza really worths a visit. Don´t forget to enjoy the peacefull sidewalk along the river, specially after a good meal where the region has a lot to offer. Besides, Ponte da Barca is a great starting point to explore the Peneda do Gerês Natural Park where is possible to reach at interesting locations like Lindoso with its Castle, Mezio with its natural Lagoons and Soajo with the tipical 'Espigueiros' where locals keep their corn. All locations conected by scenic routes, great to take pictures.

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