Wine and waterways
Lamego is an attractive town with Renaissance and baroque mansions overlooked by two hills. On one of the hills are the ruins of a 12th century castle, on the other is the monumental baroque Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios. A marvelous granite staircase decorated with tiles, allegorical fountains, small chapels, and statues leads to a baroque church with views over the town.
The town museum, one of the country's best regional museums, is housed in an 18th century Bishop's Palace. It includes huge 16th century Flemish tapestries depicting mythological scenes and works by the great 16th century Portuguese artist Grão Vasco showing the Creation, Annunciation, Visitation, and Circumcision. http://www.golisbon.com/portugal/cities/lamego.html