Chapels, bridges, ponds and water-mills – Barroselas – Rural Tourism


Casas de Massinos are located in the village of Barroselas (former parish of Capareiros), just 16 km from Viana do Castelo, are set in a rural area with an outdoor pool and stunning views of the mountains.

Viana do Castelo has unparalleled natural beauty and one of the most breathtaking panoramic views in the world. The sea, the river and the mountain form three natural axes that are at the base of its identity and make up idyllic scenarios for those who are enchanted by its natural beauty. Along the coast by the sea, on the banks of the legendary river Lima or by lush mountains, there are paths that tell you step by step the origins of this magnificent territory. Are footprints left by history as ancient people who inhabited this territory, from pre-history to the modern age.


Barroselas is a Portuguese town of Viana do Castelo (since January 4, 1837), which extends from the Neiva River to the highest points of the Serra da Padela, with about 790 hectares, 3,919 inhabitants (I.N.E. 2011).

The parish has monumental, landscape, ecological and cultural heritage to visit, among which:

  • the Parish Church;
  • the Church of the Seminary;
  • the Chapel of S. Sebastião (dating back to 1582, is the oldest of the land, of the eight in it);
  • and the Largo S. Sebastião;
  • the building of the Railway Station that transports us to 1874;
  • the Cross (consisting of four steps, a pedestal and a worked shaft and, at the top, a cross of Christ);
  • the Romanesque Bridges (Ribeiro Bridge of the Magi, in Alvas, which has a Romanesque style, and has been classified since 1990 as “Municipal Value”);
  • the beauties, ponds and riverine mills of the river Neiva;
  • and the peaceful river beaches of Vale and Foz.

In the place of Boticas, there is a bridge that dates back to medieval times, the bridge of Lourido and Azenha das Pesqueiras can be used to enjoy the beautiful setting provided by the watermill, weir and bridge, an appealing place for picnics and baths.

Among others, we can highlight: the Picnic park, Tregosa Bridge, Azenha das Passadoiras, Azenha da Caneira, Azenha de Berre and its river beach, Engenho da Foz and Engenho da Lage.

Along the chapel of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, with a superb view over the village of Barroselas, Mujães and Carvoeiro, as well as the entire valley of Neiva.

– Vianatrilhos

PR 11 – Rail of the Village of Barroselas

Lat 41º38’51.21’’N | Lon 08º42’04.60’’W, are the ideal coordinates for those who like to walk through nature (hiking trails):

Foot to foot, which lead the walker to meet himself, through the relationship with nature and idiosyncrasies of the local communities.

They are paths, always with people.

People known for their sympathy and generosity, who can show us the right path to reach a water mill, and poll or a waterfall.

To the south, Barroselas establishes territorial limits with the municipality of Barcelos. To the North, with the Viana parishes of Mujães and Vila de Punhe. The East, with the Parish of Carvoeiro and the West with the parish of Alvarães. 24 km from Braga and 40 km from Guimarães.

The nearest airport is Porto Airport, 46 km away.

Who loves comes. Lovers stay.


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