Ponte de Lima - the oldest town in Portugal

Ponte de Lima is one of northern Portugal's most characterful and beautiful towns, if not the whole country. The oldest town in Port was founded in 1125 and was the first place in Portugal to get a municipal charter. However, long before this, it was a Roman settlement and an important crossing of the Lima river for the Roman troops. The original bridge dates back to the 1st century when Emperor Augustus opened it.

Today Ponte de Lima is not just a charming town with a fascinating historical atmosphere. Ponte de Lima is also the town where things seem to happen almost all the time. Festivals, sports events, music arrangements, markets, and other activities fill the agenda.  Therefore, staying in Ponte de Lima will likely give you many lovely memories and new experiences.

The region around Ponte de Lima is very green and hilly. Flowers, woods, and mountains are always close. East of Ponte de Lima begins big national parks that end up in Spain. The traditional name of the northern coast is the green coast. There is a reason for this name that is easy to understand, as the greenery is compact.