About Vila Nova de Paiva

Vila Nova de Paiva is a municipality in the district of Viseu in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 11,049, in an area of 246.23 km². It is one of the few municipalities of Portugal without a coastline. The present Mayor is António Baptista da Silva, elected by theSocialist Party. The municipal holiday is June 13. The municipality is crossed by the Paiva River, one of the cleanest rivers in Europe. The Enviromental Association Zero is headquartered in the municipality. The parish of Vila Nova de Paiva has a temple dedicated to St. Peter, built in the 13th century. In the 20th century, the temple was renovated. The municipality is home to the Paiva Walkways, a network of wooden walkways built over the Paiva River. The Paiva Walkways are 8.6 km long and have been called the "longest pedestrian bridge in Europe".