Places of interest Nisa
The major attraction of Nisa is the ruins of the 13th-century castle and the city wall where two great gates are still standing: the Porta de Montalvão and Porta da Villa. The Fonta de Pipa is Nisa dates back to the 16th century (Renaissance) and is still intact. Nisa also has a beautiful baroque church that is well worth a visit.
Nisa is known as an industrial village with its lace and red pottery with embedded pebbles. White flower patterns on plain terracotta are the hallmark of Nisa. Shiny pieces of marble or quartz are very carefully arranged into floral patterns and are very similar to embroidery.
Famous cheeses are also made in Nisa. The light yellow, semi-soft but penetrating cheeses are made from raw sheep’s milk and have a slightly sour taste.
The cheese is great as a snack when drinking a glass of wine.