"Contrasta, the village opposed to another" Valença by bambino36

Valença Travel Guide: 17 reviews and 49 photos

This stronghold was populated by order of D. Sancho I during the 12th century. It was called Contrasta which means "village opposed to another", Tui (Spain) in this case. D. Afonso III changed it's name to Valença in the 13th century.
The interesting things to visit are mainly inside this fortress looking down to the Minho river and Spain.
Valença is located in the north of Portugal near the Minho river, 25 Km from the Atlantic Ocean

  • Last visit to Valença: Dec 2003
  • Intro Updated Sep 30, 2004
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  • cachaseiro's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2010 at 11:14 PM

    great page mate. i am going to valenca today :O)

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2004 at 1:28 PM

    Very nice page about Valença. It is a nice town, i was there several times. Well done!

  • micas_pt's Profile Photo
    Oct 11, 2004 at 12:12 PM

    I've driven past Valença several times and never visited. I guess next time I will surely stop!!

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