Capela Senhora d 'Alegria, Riodades - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour photographed in mid-June 2010, at the end of the day, where we can see the chapel of S ª d 'Alegria, part of the village of Riodades and the vineyards of Quinta do Rio Távora integrated in the Alto Douro Wine Region, World Heritage Humanity.
Capela Senhora d 'Alegria, Riodades - FURTHER INFORMATION
Capela Senhora d 'Alegria, Riodades - Riodades visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Capela Senhora d 'Alegria, Riodades' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro.
Also know as the Chapel of Saint of Joy, Senhora d'Alegria chapel is accessed by an elegant stairway with 365 steps leading up from the road. It is thought the chapel and original stairway were built at the initiative of Acácio Sobral. The stairway was opened in 1966.
Senhora d'Alegria is honoured by a festival every 12-13th September and also during August. One of the highlights of these celebrations is the farewell to the S ª d'Alegria, in which her statue is paraded outside on a white and blue litter and followed by a crowd, enthusiastically waving white handkerchiefs.
The chapel is also worth visiting for the stunning, panoramic views of the surrounding region from the top, overlooking Riodades and the Távora river valley and Alto Douro Wine Region.
Largo do Mercado, n.º 1
5130 – 287 Riodades
Phone: 254 473 547
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Riodades is about 140km from Porto via the A4, IP4, N222, N119, N331
Flight: Porto International Airport (Sá Carneiro).