Chaves The Essential
Situated in the arid province of the Tras-os-Montes, Chaves occupies a privileged position beside the Tãmega, in the centre of a particularly fertile rift valley. The town has a certain cachet with its keep around which are huddled picturesque white houses with encorbelled balconies. Today it is a quiet spa resort, also well known for its excellent smoked ham (presunto).

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Chaves
Church of the Misericord
Church of the Misericord
The façade of this small 17C Baroque
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Parish Church
Parish Church
Some parts of the church are Romanesque,
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Roman Bridge
Roman Bridge
Despite having lost its stone sides and
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Museu militar
Museu militar
This museum occupies four floors of the
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Praça Camões
Praça Camões
This elegant square, situated in the
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Caldas Chaves
Caldas Chaves
These hot water springs (73°) were a
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