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Village of Rio de Onor

Included in the perimeter of the Montesinho Natural Park

It is undoubtedly the most emblematic village on the northeastern edge of the municipality. It is bordered by neighboring Spain on the northern and eastern flanks, with the counterparts Aveleda and Deilão confronting from the west and south. Rio de Onor is an emblematic case, reinforced by its border position, with the Spanish namesake, - Rihonor de Castilla. The populations on both sides essentially live on agriculture and pastoralism, where the basic community system still remains in some aspects of the population's daily life, in the form of collective possession of some goods - the fields, the mills, the herds - , and the rural administration, carried out by two butlers, appointed by the council, an assembly that brings together representatives of all families, the neighbors - currently in a cyclical rotation scheme, so that everyone can exercise their functions. In Rio de Onor its people use a very specific dialect (the Rionorese), with memory and pride in their past and vanity in their traditions.

 

Casa do Touro
Opened at the end of 2018, it is a museum space dedicated to the history and culture of Rio de Onor. The designation and installation of this space takes place in the building that originally housed the bull of the village, also he, in distant times, community.
Divided into two floors, Casa do Touro deals with themes such as communitarianism, the Council's ruling, the people's bull and the boys' parties, which, using new technologies, transports us to those realities of yore. Thus, it is possible for all visitors to know all the details that distinguish the village of Rio de Onor and that make it unique at national level.

 

Source: CM Bragança