Freixo Douro Superior Hotel's Freixo de Espada à Cinta
Visit our Hotel in Freixo de Espada à Cinta
Located next to the main points of interest of Freixo de Espada à Cinta, the Hotel is about 600 metres from the Church and Castle, the Silk and Territory Museum and the famous ash tree with a sword strapped to it from which the town takes its name. You can take the opportunity to take shorter walks, or venture out on a car ride to discover some of the viewpoints, visit the cave paintings or go to the Congida river beach. In March, you can still enjoy the beautiful almond trees in bloom.
Silk and Territory Museum
Nearly 600 metres from the hotel, this museum is where you can understand the unique process of extracting silk in a 100% handmade manner. Opening hours - Monday to Sunday, including holidays, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm.
Freixo de Espada à Cinta Castle
Nearly 650 metres from our hotel, the castle of Freixo de Espada à Cinta is one of the oldest Transmontana fortresses. Registered in the 12th century, this architectural marvel was created by D. Afonso III, the first king of Portugal, and his elder son – D. Dinis.
Situated on the banks of the Douro river, and nearly 4.5 km from the hotel, Congida Beach enjoys the serene waters supplied by the Saucelle dam reservoir. There is also a picnic area, a children’s playground, a river pool, and a bar with a riverside terrace.
Another great way to enjoy the magnificent scenery and the beauty of the river Douro is to take the river boat trip from the Congida river beach. For more information on the cruise timings and fare, please visit here.
Enjoy the beautiful scenery from this stunning viewpoint, located 550 metres high on the bank of the river Douro. See the magnificence of the Spanish Saucelle Dam and the Spanish river Huebra, joining the Douro.
Casa Museo Guerra Junqueiro
This 17th Century House museum is located just 500 mt from the hotel, where you can find how was the life of the popular poet Guerra Junqueiro. There’s a huge characteristic collection of its time such as pieces of furniture, Portuguese silver and goldsmith.
Opening hours - Monday to Saturday, from 10:00 am to 17:30 pm, Sundays: from 14:00 pm- 17:00 pm.