// Get to know its origins

“Gondomar” is named after the Visigoth King “Flávio Gundemaro” who, in 610 might have established a couto (settlement). However, there are archaeological findings that show that the site must have been inhabited long before. After the advento da nacionalidade (advent of Nationality), D. Sancho demarcated the couto of Gondomar in 1193. In 1515, D. Manuel I granted a foral (charter) to the “Município de Gondomar” (Municipality of Gondomar). Through the years, the Municipality’s shape changed so many times that today it has three parishes: Baguim do Monte, Rio Tinto and Lomba and four Uniões de Freguesias: Fânzeres and São Pedro da Cova; Gondomar (S. Cosme), Valbom and Jovim, Foz do Sousa and Covelo, Melres and Medas.

Charter of Gondomar