Porto & Northern Portugal
Portugal was formed in the North and Porto is the gateway to a journey through the diversity of the natural and cultural heritage of a region that is crossed by the River Douro and stretches from the Atlantic to the Spanish border. Porto is also the name of one of the most internationalised wines in the world. Here is the home of the Architecture Faculty, from which Álvaro Siza and Souto de Moura (Pritzker Prize winners) graduated. A region full of mountains and natural parks, such as Peneda-Gerês, it has a very rich heritage, including castles, such as the one in Guimarães, and sanctuaries and churches that are the stage of festivities and pilgrimages in the summer, whether in Viana do Castelo, Braga, Lamego, Chaves or Vila Real.
Cradle of Portuguese nationality and of the Douro Demarcated Region, which is the oldest demarcated and regulated wine region in the world (1756), the North of Portugal expresses its strength and identity in wine regions and wines that have become flagships of Portugal, such as Port Wine, one of the most internationalised wines in the world; the still wines of the Douro; Vinhos Verdes, whose name reflects the exuberance of the green of the natural landscape; the sparkling wines of Távora - Varosa, with vineyards planted on granite, litholic and transitional soils, excellent for the production of fresh wines; and the wines of Trás-os-Montes, which many say is one of Portugal's "next great novelties".
DEMARCATED REGION - 4
Douro, Távora - Varosa, Trás-os-Montes, Vinhos Verdes
3 REASONS TO COME HERE
- World famous wines
- The iconic bridges over the Douro River
- Peneda-Gerês, the only National Park in Portugal
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