Tarouca

Ponte Fortificada de Ucanha

Monuments | Military Architecture

The most well-known passage of the Varosa River is the Ucanha bridge, probably built during the 14th-15th centuries, replacing another of Roman origin. The tower attached to it was built in 1465 by the initiative of the abbot of the Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas, D. Fernando, marking the entrance to the monastic land and serving as a deposit for the toll the travelers payed to transpose the bridge. By order of this abbot, in 1472 a hospital was built near the bridge to help the poor and the travelers, possibly in the place where a medieval door remains today. Since Roman times, here also passed the road going from Lamego to the inner lands, passing through Moimenta da Beira and Trancoso. Some well-preserved sections of the pavement can still be seen today. Inevitably, here too starts a path towards the Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Salzedas. The Ponte Fortificada de Ucanha has been part of the Vale do Varosa project since April 2014.

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Schedule

Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 1 pm and 2 pm to 6 pm
Closed on January 1, May 1, Easter Sunday, Tarouca Municipal Holiday (September 29) and Christmas Day (December 25)

Price

Free entry

Contact

Phone: + 351 254 600 230
Email: valedovarosa.visitar@culturanorte.gov.pt
Website: Vale do Varosa

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