Paços de Brandão
|Paços de Brandão|
|Municipality||Santa Maria da Feira|
|• Total||3.56 km2 (1.37 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)|
Paços de Brandão (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈpasuʃ dɨ bɾɐ̃ˈdɐ̃w̃]) is a Portuguese parish in the municipality of Santa Maria da Feira, and Aveiro District. The population in 2011 was 4,867, in an area of 3.56 km². It is 22 km from Porto, and is part of the Porto Metropolitan Area.
Its foundation dates back to more than 900 years ago, associated with the Norman Fernand Blandon. It became a town in 1985.
Among its highlights is the Festa dos Arcos, which occurs every August in the center of the town.
Sites of interest
- Casa da Quinta do Engenho Novo or Parque Municipal de Paços de Brandão (literally the Paços de Brandão Municipal Park')
- Casa da Portela
- Mother Church
- Suspeita Productions - Design and Fashion Firm
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