What to see and do in A-dos-Francos
With an area of 18.93 km² and 1 701 inhabitants, A-Dos-Francos turn into a village in 2009.
Its genesis is not known for certain, but the local parish council attributes its appearance between the IX and XII centuries.
There is a local current that defends that these lands would have been offered by the first Portuguese king to the French after their help in the conquest of Lisbon...
Estação da Malaposta do Casal dos Carreiros
We know that the postal service was launched in the XVI century by King D. Manuel I, who at that time was called main mail.
However, this house that we can see in the parish of A-dos-Francos dates back to the XIX century.
This structure was built in 1855/1856 shortly after the construction of the road that connected Lisbon to Porto.
Sociedade Instrução Musical Cultura e Recreio A-dos-Francos
According to its Facebook page "The Society for Musical Instruction, Culture and Recreation is today the largest cultural organization in the village of A-dos-Francos.
In it are integrated the Banda Filarmónica, centenary, founded on April 15, 1906 and that remains today without interruptions, the Folkloric Ranch "Danças do Arnóia" founded in 1980, and the Popular Marches since 1995. "
Associação cultural Recreativa e Desportiva de Stª. Helena
The association is based in Casais de Sta Helena and was founded in 2009. Its main activities are: Delivering the Bolo Rei (Traditional Christmas cake) Cake to the elderly, walking tours, ACRD Stª Helena Anniversary, Children's Day, Annual Festivity of Stª Helena, Biking and the Christmas Tree.