Casa das Lérias was recently featured in the travel column of Le Figaro Newspaper, where it was highlighted as an excellent choice for a fall getaway in Porto. The article, titled “What to Visit in Porto? Our Top 5 Getaways in the North of Portugal,” recommends extending a weekend in Porto with an exploration of the surrounding areas accessible by train, car, or bus.
Among the recommended destinations, Amarante stands out for its timeless charm and traditional pastries. Situated halfway between bustling Porto and the scenic Douro, Amarante remains relatively undiscovered by tourists. The city, nestled on both sides of the River Tâmega, invites leisurely exploration. Visitors are encouraged to begin their journey at Confeitaria da Ponte, the city’s oldest confectionery, renowned for its delectable convent sweets like “Brisas do Tâmega” or “Toucinhos do Céu.”
The next stop on the itinerary is a museum dedicated to the acclaimed artist Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso, a native of Amarante and a trailblazer in modern art during the early 20th century. For those seeking outdoor activities, a hike in the Serra de Marão or a cycling adventure along the converted railway line (Ecopista do Tâmega, 40 km) from Amarante to Cabeceiras de Basto are recommended, offering picturesque views of villages, vineyards, forests, and natural parks.
When planning a stay in Amarante, Casa das Lérias emerges as an ideal accommodation choice. Situated in the heart of the city, this charming hotel offers rooms with delightful views overlooking the River Tâmega. It captures hearts with its allure and provides exceptional value starting from €58 for a double room. Casa das Lérias, located at R. Cândido dos Reis 1, 4600-758 Amarante, serves as an excellent home base for exploring the wonders of Amarante.