This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Felgueiras. To help you make friends with Felgueiras before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Felgueiras is a city founded in 1990 and located within the Porto district in northern Portugal. Its 45 square-mile (116 square-kilometer) area is divided into twenty parishes and inhabited by about 60,000 residents.
If you are planning to visit and hoping for very affordable accommodations, you should be able to locate at least one hostel within the town. Expect a hostel in Felgueiras to provide the usual facilities including restroom with showers, dining area, kitchen, as well as a lounge with television. Internet service likely will be included along with a complimentary breakfast. If you are in luck, your hostel might have even a pool on its premises.
Once you are all set up in your Felgueiras hostel, you can get started on your sightseeing itinerary. Begin with a visit to a medieval monastery. The construction of Mosteiro de Santa Maria de Pombeiro commenced around 1059 and was finished by 1102. Today, two chapels, four arches and one door are the only remnants from the original structure. The beautiful structure of Romanesque architecture experienced many renovations as well as additions throughout its existence, all the way up to the present time. Before your visit, find out the open hours of this national monument. Upon arrival, you will be met by a guide who will walk you through the church and explain its history. Pay attention to the exquisite arches welcoming you in as well as the ornate detail of the interior. Don’t miss the spectacular organ along with its bellow system.
Once you have been schooled about the town’s history, you are ready to enjoy its contemporary appeal. Head over to Quinta Da Lixa to get a lesson on the art of wine-making. This venue’s specialty is green wine. If you opt for a wine-tasting session, you will be rewarded with an expansive view of the vineyard as you savor the fine samples. You definitely will not want to miss the chance to try this unique variety of wine.
Written by local enthusiast for Felgueiras hostelsJakob Lombardi