Felgueiras – the city
Felgueiras is world wide known for its shoe manufacturing industry, indeed, it is one of the biggest shoe manufacturing clusters in the world and for sure the biggest of Portugal. Furthermore, Felgueiras is also known by its unique cuisine, wine – the so called “vinho verde” and traditional desserts and sweets – the most appreciated are: Pão de Ló de Margaride and Cavacas de Margaride.
In addition to the above, Felgueiras owns its own historical heritage and identity, which is part of “Rota do Românico” (Romanic Trail), with several local and unique monuments, namely: Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Pombeiro, Igreja de S. Vicente de Sousa, Igreja do Salvador de Unhão, Igreja de Santa Maria de Airães e Igreja d S. Mamede de Vila Verde.
Felgueiras, is strategically located, being at a short distance of the major cities of the North of Portugal:
- 15 minutes drive from Guimarães, “The Nest of Portugal”, World Heritage since 2001 and European Capital of Culture in 2012;
- 30 minutes away from Porto – World Heritage since 1996 and from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport;
- 35 minutes drive from Braga.
By giving preference to our city and to our Apartments for your stay, who will be close enough of the major cities of the North of Portugal and, far enough of the big cities hustle and bustle, and you will be able to enjoy true moments of leisure.
We hope to be trusted of your visit sooner than later.