Sao Joao da Madeira Portuguese Way

Information about São João da Madeira

São João da Madeira is a city in northern Portugal, belonging to the district of Aveiro. It is part of the metropolitan area of Porto and has a largely urban characteristics.

São João da Madeira is home to vestiges of an ancient occupation, from the hand of relevant cultures in the history of the Iberian Peninsula, such as the Celts, the Romans, the Muslims and the Visigoths. Its first reference in written sources dates back to the 11th century. The city experienced its greatest growth with the industrial revolution in the 19th century.

What to see and do in São João da Madeira

Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Milagres

It is catalogued in the neo-Romanesque style. It was built in the first third of the twentieth century, thanks to donations from the population of the city.

Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Milagres Sao Joao da Madeira

Chapelaria Museum

The museum is located in an old hat factory (chapéus) in São João da Madeira. Unique in the Peninsula, is intended to commemorate and honor the work of all the workers who made the hat industry, one of the most important activities of the city.

Chapel Museum of Sao Joao da Madeira

Olive Tower

It is one of the most emblematic points of the city. It is part of the Welcome Center of the Circuitos pelo Património Industrial do concelho in São João da Madeira.

Olive Tower Sao Joao da Madeira

Mapa de São João da Madeira