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CANEDO



Small town located 20mm from  PORTO .

The Canedo village has its origins in very ancient times. Today includes what used to be three parishes: plain, already existing in 897, with a church in the same place where the chapel of S. Palo is today; Mota and Canedo.

Inside the perimeter, there were formerly two Benedictine monasteries  :  nuns in place of Mosteirô, then belonging to the Parish of Várzea, founded in 897, and other monks in place monastery, founded in 950.


There is a precious historical heritage in Canedo, however there is mention of the river port of Carvoeiro which was the largest trading warehouse in the county, both in the nineteenth century, as in the early twentieth century. Located on the left bank of the Douro River. Received the goods they both came from the south, especially the salt, and the interior of Pejão including the coal mines. It was also the site of passenger traffic which used the waterway as a stopping place for Rabelo boats to transport from the port. The waters of Bayou Crestuma-Lever dam submerged this port.

Another reference is the parish church dating from the  17th century  with gilded altars and three in the Renaissance style. There, in the tower facade, a statue of Saint-Pierre with a certain artistic value dating from the  15th century.

It should also be mentioned that the first woman to graduate from medical school in the port was Canedo - Dr Maria Moreira parents.


PORTO is known for Port wine, its monuments and its bridges over the Douro. Porto, from its history of wine trading with the United Kingdom, seems to have been influenced by this country and by a significant commercial activity. 
An adage evokes the character of the different Portuguese cities:

"While Lisbon is getting beautiful, 
                             Coimbra is studying, 
            Braga prays and Po rto works »

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