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Amarante is a municipality in the district of Oporto, in northern Portugal. It's well known is by the S. Gonçalo's Monastery and by its centenary bridge (Both visible on the photo ;). The city is set along the banks of the River Tâmega.

The town’s bridge was the scene of heroic resistance in 1809 by the people of Amarante, who fought off French Marshall Soult’s advance for 14 days before his army advanced and burnt down their houses.

There's also interesting annual eventhere -Festa de São Gonçalo. Traditionally, it is the time for unmarried people to exchange phallus-shaped cakes as tokens of their love. You may buy this cakes. They are quite good.

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