• TDIC


Traditional Dovecote Interpretation Center 

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The omnipresence of traditional dovecote is obvious to those who travel the landscape of Trás-os-Montes, but the doubts that arise about these structures are rarely clarified: Why do they have different shapes? What are they for? Why is it that many of them are far from everything? The Traditional Dovecote Interpretation Center (TDIC) answers these questions and raises many more that will further arouse interest in this unique rural heritage. 


The TDIC was created in 2014 with the aim of observing the traditional dovecotes that exist in the Transmontano Northeast region and, at the same time, being a space for sharing knowledge on construction techniques of rural heritage. It also aims to disseminate knowledge about this type of construction and be the starting point for the discovery of dovecotes and their cultural, architectural and ecological value.
During the visit it is also possible, with a map, to tour the village of Uva, which has more than 40 traditional dovecotes, in order to get a closer look at these architectural structures that dot the landscape and understand their usefulness. In addition to the more than 40 dovecotes in the village, there are many relevant examples of traditional architecture, natural elements worthy of interest and stories to be shared by its inhabitants.


Monday to Friday
from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
Closed at Easter, Christmas and New Year

Former Primary School of Uva, municipality of Vimioso (Bragança - Portugal)

Visits are guided
and subject to booking

Groups up to 4 people - 20 €
Groups over 4 people - 5 € per person
Free for children under 12
Book your visit by e-mail or by phone
+351 964 695 511
+351 926 862 971

Free route
Ask for a map in our Center and set out to discover!