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Ponte de Lima is a village in the Minho region, northwest of Portugal. It has a medieval architecture and is bathed by the river that gives it the name, the Lima River. It's considered the oldest village in Portugal. It was the Countess D. Teresa de Len, mother of Afonso Henriques, first king of Portugal, who granted a charter letter in 1125, referring to it as Terra de Ponte (bridge earth).
It's a very important place since the Roman.
It had a Palace of the Court of the Kingdom of Leon, before the Independence of Portugal, of course, documented by archaeological finds and other written documents.
It is a land of many festivals and traditions.
At the beginning of September take place the "Feiras Novas", a big pilgrimage and celebration in honor of Our Lady of Dores (Nossa Senhora das Dores). It's one the biggest in the country.

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