A permanent complicity with the river that gave its name and where the union between nature and man give rise to a region of enchanted valleys and the production of one of the best wines in the world, the Port, the Douro Region offers to all who visit high beauty landscapes.
Classified by UNESCO, as World Heritage on December 14, 2001, the Wine Country of Alto Douro, also considered as one of the oldest demarcated regions of World wines, invites you to discover its colors, its flavors and all its splendor.
A city located in the North Country Region and Tâmega subregion, the history of Amarante dates back to ancient times, specifically the Megalithic and Paleolithic periods, with the presence of primitive peoples in Sierra Aboboreira since the Stone Age
However, Amarante begins to be better known through Sao Goncalo, a Dominican friar who was born in the second half of the twelfth century. Because of this saint, Amarante becomes a city of pilgrimage, which resulted in the growth of the population. It was during the century XVI King John III send to build the Monastery of Saint Mary over the existing chapel next to the bridge over the River Tamega, where São Gonçalo lived and had been buried. Therefore we consider that this emblematic monastery and all its old houses, become a must-visit.
The city ruler weight has its origin at the junction of the Weight and the Ruler villages, which extend along the Douro River.
A city located in the North Of The Country, Régua gained some notoriety in 1703 when it signed the Methuen Treaty between England and Portugal which forced the Portuguese to consume the British textiles and in return the British to consume the wines of Portugal.
However it is in 1756 that Régua suffers the further development when the Real Marquês de Pombal Company General for Agriculture of the Upper Douro Vineyards was created, establishing the first demarcated region of wine production worldwide.
The city, thus, invites you to try and enjoy its flavors and traditions.
Located on the right bank of the Douro River, this beautiful village in the North Region Of The Country considered the heart of the Alto Douro Wine Region, is inserted in one of the areas classified as Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.
A perfect harmony between nature and the mouth of its river, the Pinhão invites you to enjoy a breathtaking scenery and boat trips on the River Douro.
Blessed by nature, with the grand Marão and Alvão, and enjoying the convergence of Corgo and Cabril rivers, the city of Vila Real is considered one of the most important provinces of Trás-os-Montes.
With a rich, cultural, historical and essential asset, the town invites you to discover one of the most remarkable works of the Portuguese Baroque, built in the century XVIII and accompanied by high beauty gardens: the Mateus Palace.