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Destinations North of Portugal

North & Douro Valley

The white and pink almond tree shades give a charm to the intense lush green. The seasons allow these scenarios to gain different pallete color as the year goes by.

The Destination

The charm of the Douro lies in its green mountains, the steep cliffs, the freshness of the rivers and their tributaries, the gorges of vineyards that have been rooted here for centuries and that continue a rich and distinctive wine-making tradition, it lies among the terraces of land that link nature and man through the schist walls that extend over the slopes and have created the perfect conditions for planting vines in this demarcated region.The white and pink shades of the almond trees lend charm to the intense green that is felt all around. The variation in the hues of the scenery can be observed as the seasons pass. The grape-harvesting season around the middle of September represents an important turning point at which they the year’s harvests are assessed. The historical legacy is rich and reflects the regions role in the foundation of Portugal. However, the North is not only the Douro. Porto charms with its historical and architectural richness which, allied to the city’s riverside areas, gives it a very distinctive charm. Guimarães is the birthplace of the nation, the city of the first king of Portugal, who chose it as the capital of the Kingdom. The cities of Vila Real, Bragança and Viana do Castelo also hide some of the secrets of the History of Portugal.

Reasons To Love It
  • The stunning balance between the natural and human legacy of the terraces in the vineyards of the Douro
  • The unique landscape of the road from Régua to Pinhão
  • The strong historical legacy of the North, which gave birth to Portugal

In conclusion, the North breathes clean air submerged in history, tradition and authenticity, inviting you not just to get to know it but, also to experience this authentic and rich destination full of legends about the foundation of Portugal.