LAND OF CULTURE

The county of Baião exhibits a richness of heritage values, striking panoramas, customs and traditions that enhance and make this region of the country unique.

Writers such as Camilo Castelo Branco, Alves Redol, Agustina Bessa-Luís, Soeiro Pereira Gomes and Eça de Queiroz – who captured the landscape of the county in the novel The City and the Mountains – and the author of children and youth literature, António Mota, often refer to this landscape in their works.

The Eça de Queiroz Foundation, the dolmens of Serra da Aboboreira, the monastery of Saint Andrew of Ancede, the enormous religious heritage, the crafts, the small museums and exhibitions centres all invite you to visit Baião.



Using materials from nature the artisans create a diversity of tools, adapting each object to its domestic and agricultural application. Combining skill and resourcefulness with expertise and spirituality, they turn each piece into a...

The Pillory of Teixeira, located in the Parish of Teixeira, marked the autonomy of this old county, which had a charter assigned by D. Manuel on July 17th 1514, being abolished in 1836. It is built on four steps with a square...

The religious heritage of Baião is rich and varied. Besides the Monastery of Saint Andrew of Ancede, there are countless churches, hermitages and chapels spread all over the county and which helped characterise the landscape of the...

Serving as a source of inspiration for the novel “The City and the Mountains”, Casa de Tormes, which today houses the Eça de Queiroz Foundation, is an important museum of the writer’s collection and keeps the house alive as Eça knew it...

Baião is a county rich in history, folk culture, gastronomy and wines, but it is also a region of writers. Over the years, men of letters were born in Baião, other made this county their adoptive home, as the pureness and the...