Laundos Freguesia da Póvoa de Varzim

Laundos, one of the parishes of Povoa de Varzim, provém de Mount Lanutus. Former parish, already existed in the eleventh century. Known to be located on the edge of the Légua Varzim, e dado que não se sabe ao certo onde começa esta légua e que tamanho tem, the expression “size of the league from Varzim” passou a ser uma expressão portuguesa usada para algo com uma medida grande e da qual se duvida. Durante a época feudal, or mount appears referenced as under a mountain lanudo, o limite territorial administrativo e militar de Villa Verazim, modern Povoa de Varzim.

It lies in the parish Laundos Hill St. Felix, o monte mais alto do município poveiro. Trata-se de um monte religioso de culto ancestral, at where, at the foot, It happens one of the largest religious nature of manifestations of Povoa de Varzim, the Arciprestal Pilgrimage to Our Lady of Health, which brings together nearly a thousand devotees trinta, romaria que percorre uma distância de mais de 7 quilómetros entre a Igreja Matriz da Póvoa de Varzim e o Santuário da Nossa Senhora da Saúde, in Laundos.

The people believe that this mountain once lived the hermit St. Felix, responsável por ter encontrado o corpo de São Pedro de Rates, primeiro bispo de Braga, that have given rise to the Church of S. Pedro de Rates e justificado a primazia de Braga, in religious terms, na Península Ibérica. O monte possui vários elementos religiosos, with the Lady of Health Sanctuary in the foothills and the Chapel of St. Felix at the summit, connected by a staircase by landscaped hillside; when night falls, the staircase is illuminated, which is easily visible from the town, thereby increasing the religious character of the lot and its presence in the community. There is also the little Lady of Health Chapel in the lower cleaved Avenue Lady of Health, ending at the shrine at the top of the avenue.

They are on the hill the ruins of Castro de Laundos, The village of II century. C., possibly an outpost of Cividade of Terroso. In Mount Felix was found, in 1904, one Pucaro with jewels inside, one of the most important finds in the history of jewelery in the Northeast Peninsular.

It should be noted, Finally, than Laundos now it has one of the most important industrial parks in Povoa de Varzim.

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