Lousada is situated about 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of Lisbon, the country's capital.
Vacationing in just one place, regardless of its popularity, will only ever provide you with a limited view into the wider rhythms and life-ways of a region. So allow time to tour Norte's other cities, attractions and landscapes. For something different, check out the Penafiel Church and Paco da Sousa Church in and around Penafiel, which is 5 miles (8 kilometers), away from Lousada. Alternatively you could investigate the Igreja de Sao Goncalo and Ponte de Sao Goncalo in Amarante. It is 10 miles (16 kilometers) away from Lousada.
When it's time to explore beyond Lousada, check out the nearest regional area. Guimaraes sits 11 miles (18 kilometers) away and is home to attractions such as Largo da Oliveira, Penha and Guimaraes Castle. Estadio D. Alfonso Henriques, Santa Marinha da Costa and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Oliveira are just a few of the many other visitor attractions in Guimaraes.
Expand your mind by spending a few hours at Norte's fascinating art museums and history museums.
Visitors who like to go beyond the usual sights are sure to enjoy the region's city walking tours, culinary tours and winery tours. Norte offers some excellent ways to get into its unique landscapes. Thrill seekers can enquire about one of the many horse riding and mountain biking adventures available.
As your adventures here draw to a close, spend your last euros on that last souvenir and bid a fond Adeus (farewell) to the locals you've met and the spots you've enjoyed.