Celorico de Basto

  (Redirected from Celorico de Basto Municipality)

Celorico de Basto (Portuguese: [sɨloˈɾiku ðɨ ˈβaʃtu] (About this soundlisten)) is a municipality in Braga District in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 20,098,[2] in an area of 181.07 km².[3] The town of Celorico de Basto has around 2500 inhabitants. The municipality is located bordering the municipality of Cabeceiras de Basto to the north, Mondim de Basto to the east, Amarante to the south, Felgueiras to the southeast and Fafe to the west.

Celorico de Basto
Monastery of St. John Arnóia
Monastery of St. John Arnóia
Flag of Celorico de Basto
Coat of arms of Celorico de Basto
LocalCeloricoDeBasto.svg
Coordinates: 41°23′N 8°00′W / 41.383°N 8.000°W / 41.383; -8.000Coordinates: 41°23′N 8°00′W / 41.383°N 8.000°W / 41.383; -8.000
Country Portugal
RegionNorte
Intermunic. comm.Tâmega e Sousa
DistrictBraga
Parishes15
Government
 • PresidentJoaquim Mota e Silva (PSD)
Area
 • Total181.07 km2 (69.91 sq mi)
Population
 (2011[1])
 • Total20,098
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (WET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (WEST)
Postal code
4890
Websitewww.cm-celoricobasto.pt

The present mayor is Joaquim Mota Silva, elected by the Social Democratic Party. The municipal holiday is July 25.

Celorico de Basto has been occupied since ancient times, as witness marks in the most ancient civilisations have left here.

ParishesEdit

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 15 civil parishes (freguesias):[4]

  • Agilde
  • Arnóia
  • Borba de Montanha
  • Britelo, Gémeos e Ourilhe
  • Caçarilhe e Infesta
  • Canedo de e Corgo
  • Carvalho e Basto (Santa Tecla)
  • Codeçoso
  • Fervença
  • Moreira do Castelo
  • Rego
  • Ribas
  • São Clemente de Basto
  • Vale de Bouro
  • Veade, Gagos e Molares

TourismEdit

The municipality of Celorico de Basto has a vast historical and architectural, civil, and religious heritage and a great diversity of places of tourist interest to visit. From its diversification of tradition, the Castle of Arnoia, the Monastery of Arnoia, as well as the Romanesque churches of Veade, Fervença, and Ribas are highlighted.

Stand out from among the various monuments and places to visit:

  • Arnoia Castle, the only Castle on the Romanesque Route, located in the village of Basto;
  • Monastery of São Bento de Arnoia, Benedictine monastery;
  • Natural Trail of Tâmega;
  • Church of the Savior of Fervença, part of the Route of the Romanesque;
  • Church of Salvador de Ribas, part of the Route of the Romanesque;
  • Church of Santa Maria de Veade, part of the Route of the Romanesque;
  • Estela of Vila Boa;
  • Municipal Library of Celorico de Basto Prof. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa;
  • Freixieiro Ludic Park;
  • Quinta do Prado, with its house and gardens.

FestivitiesEdit

GastronomyEdit

In the municipality of Celorico de Basto, stands out the Pão de ló and the cavacas. The special condiment is Green wine, of demarcated quality and very particular flavour and aroma.

International relationsEdit

Celorico de Basto is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Statistics Portugal
  2. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  3. ^ "Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país". Archived from the original on 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2018-11-05.
  4. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 30" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  5. ^ "Bienvenue au Comité de Jumelage de Houilles". Comité de Jumelage de Houilles (in French). Retrieved 2013-07-16.

External linksEdit