Would you like to take a tour of the Land of Gold?
The findings found in the castro of Lanhoso, in the North of Portugal, are a real marvel.
Gold is a precious metal known since antiquity, being the first metal worked by man. The art of the Land of Gold is the filigree, a technique resulting from working with gold in which special attention is paid to details.
In the findings you will discover three gold torques worked in detail, dating from the first century BC, made with a technique that dates back to the time of pre-Roman civilizations. There were several peoples who have worked Gold for many centuries, and with many similar techniques. The Portuguese filigree is known for its delicacy and meticulousness, as it carries the threads to a fineness and unique work in the world.
The day begins in Póvoa de Lanhoso (Portugal). At 9:30 a guided visit will take place by the artisan who will teach us his filigree office: The Gold Tour. He will show us the precious metal smelting and its elaboration process. At the end, a small activity in the workshop.
At 11:00 h, we will visit the Gold Museum, where we will be able to know everything about the historical route on the evolution of the pieces and on the importance of the filigree in the uses and customs of the Minho region and in Portugal. The trip will continue to the place of Salgueiros - Vieira do Minho.
At 13:00 there will be a delicious meal to gather strength. After, a small visit to the village of Vieira do Minho. Afterwards, another visit to the Castle of Lanhoso and the Shrine of Our Lady of Pilar in Póvoa de Lanhoso.
Finally, we will finish with a majestic dinner at 8:00 pm, at a dinner known as Cena D'Oro, to discover the traditional flavors of Portuguese cuisine and thus "enrich" body and soul. The activity concludes with the return to the point of origin.
Come and discover a wealth passed on from generation to generation, where the patience, imagination, skill and love of the craftsman are squeezed into each piece, becoming a unique way.
The menu includes:
Liquid gold in homemade bread
Trophies of vellum sprinkled with salt flower with Gold
Cheese with twelve pumpkin and honey with gold nuggets
Regional wine, water and juices
This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after booking.
After this time, Douro-Wellcome has established that you have up to 3 days before the activity to cancel and get a refund.
If the activity had to be cancelled because of weather conditions, you would have a full refund.