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Gonçalo and Cristóvão Pilgrimage

A pilgrimage dedicated to S. Gonçalo, patron saint of the sea people, and to S. Cristovão, protector of the river boatmen, where people parade with his images and sing to the sound of the bombos. It is celebrated on the 1st Sunday after the 10th of January, in Mafamude and Santa Marinha.

Senhor da Pedra Pilgrimage

The chapel attracts thousands of people in this festive season. It takes place on the Alameda of Senhor da Pedra, on Holy Trinity Sunday, and lasts 3 days.


São João Party

Enjoy the most venerated saint in town, with music, snacks and fireworks. Celebrated on June 23rd, this is the most epic and festive night in the city.




S.Pedro da Afurada Party

In a celebration that combines tradition, typical food and fireworks, the fishermen pay their homage to this saint. It takes place on June 29th and July 1st.


Nossa Senhora da Saúde Party

It is considered one of the largest religious festivals in Gaia and Northern Portugal, where believers pray their prayers and fulfill their promises. This festival is also characterized by its entertainment and traditional cuisine. It takes place on August 15th at Monte Murado.

Broa Party

Made in Avintes, this party brings together music, fun, culture and traditional cuisine, where Broa de Avintes is the host. It is held on the 1st of September, and also has workshops, showcookings and gatronomic competitions.

Meo Mares Vivas Festival

Organized for the first time in 1999, this festival attracts thousands of people and is one of the most prestigious summer festivals in the country. With a very diversified musical offer, this is, for sure, an obligatory event of passage.


Gaia International Music Festival

With 26 editions, this festival brings together national and international artists in an eclectic musical show of excellent quality in various locations in the municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia. Don't miss the next edition in June.

Gaia World Music

Organized for the first time in September 2019, this festival promotes popular music from several countries. Portugal, Peru, Spain, Brazil and Italy were some of the countries present in this edition, counting with a lot of animation and musical fraternization in the Historical Center of Gaia.


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