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
15 minutes
Parish Church
Parish Church
Some parts of the church are Romanesque,
15 minutes
Roman Bridge
Roman Bridge
Despite having lost its stone sides and
15 minutes
Museu militar
Museu militar
This museum occupies four floors of the
60 minutes
Praça Camões
Praça Camões
This elegant square, situated in the
15 minutes
Caldas Chaves
Caldas Chaves
These hot water springs (73°) were a
15 minutes