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Porto and Douro

Lamego , Porto and Douro

Discover one of the best located hotels in the Douro Region.

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42 Rooms
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Baião , Porto and Douro

Relax in this luxurious hotel in Santa Cruz do Douro.

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60 Rooms
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Porto , Porto and Douro

Your Hotel in the heart of Porto.

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90 Rooms
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Porto , Porto and Douro

Infante Sagres has its historical grandiosity charm now reinvented with modernity and comfort.

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70 Rooms
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Porto , Porto and Douro

Stay in the heart of Porto.

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105 Rooms
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Porto , Porto and Douro

Discover one of the most exclusive hotels in Porto.

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41 Rooms
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Alijó , Porto and Douro

Single Pousada de Portugal in the Douro Demarked Region.

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21 Rooms
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Lamego , Porto and Douro

Relax in this luxurious Wine Hotel in Lamego, in the heart of the Douro.

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15 Rooms
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Pinhão , Porto and Douro

Quinta de la Rosa is a distinguished prime location property in the Demarcated Region of the Douro.

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14 Rooms
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Sabrosa , Porto and Douro

Quinta do Portal, a Boutique Winery where quality is the motto.

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16 Rooms
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Porto and Douro

The Douro region is recognized by UNESCO as “World Heritage” since 2001. Its beauty comes from the monumentality of its steep scopes, bathed by the river Douro.

Miguel Torga, one of the most influential Portuguese poets and writers of the twentieth century, described Douro in the following way: "The Douro sublimated. It’s not a view that the eyes contemplate: it’s an excess of nature. Terraces made by ancient titanic men climbing the slopes, volumes, colours and modulations that no sculptor, painter or musician can translate, horizons dilated far beyond the plausible limits of the vision. A virgin universe, as if it had just been born, already filled with harmony, serenity, silence that not even the river dares to break, in a sneak fading up on the back of the mountain, or staring deep down, reflecting its own amazing. A geological poet. A supreme splendour.”

The human intervention in the landscape is all too apparent, visible in thousands of terraces, mainly composed of shale, although in some parts there are granitic soils, across the region, challenging the gravity of steep slopes where the vineyards are planted. The secular traditions of the culture of Wine and the work done by man to build thousands of miles of walls along the slopes, resulted in the creation of a landscape of indescribable beauty to the common human, only Torga had the subtlety to describe it..

Douro is the oldest wine region in the world. The Douro Demarcated Wine Region dates back to 1756 and was established in the reign of King José I by his minister Marquês de Pombal. The region extends along the axis of the Douro river, with a vineyard that occupies more than 40000 hectare, divided into 3 sub-regions: Douro Superior, stretching from the border between Portugal and Spain, through Alto Corgo, the heart of Douro where many of the top wines are produced, up to about 90 km (56 mi) distance from the city of Porto, the Baixo Corgo.

Heavily mountainous, this region is protected from the Atlantic influence by the Mountain of Marão. The weather is usually dry, with cold winters and extremely hot summers, bringing unique features to these soils, which are beneficial to the longevity of the vineyards and bring more concentrated musts in sugar and colour.

It’s in Douro that the Port Wine is born, the main ambassador of the Portuguese wines, but in the last decades the table wines from Douro have been appreciated, achieving worldwide notoriety.

The grape varieties cultivated in the region are famous for their secular history. Some varieties come from the Middle Ages. The best ones for the production of Port Wine are: Touriga Nacional, Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca, Aragonez (in the region named as Tinta Roriz) and Tinto Cão, there are also other varieties extremely important in the region, such as, Tinta Amarela (Trincadeira) and Souzão. The production of white wines is essentially sustained by the plantation of varieties like Malvasia Fina, Gouveio, Rabigato e Viosinho. For the production of Moscatel, the planted variety is Moscatel Galego.

The name of "Port wine” is explained by the fact that the wine is stored at and commercialized from the port located between the cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia. The wine went down the river in the typical "rabelo” boats and was aged in the storehouses of Vila Nova de Gaia, since this region shows little variation of temperature throughout the year.



Tourist Areas


In addition to the abundance of historic places and fashionable shops, Porto offers the charm of its medieval streets that lead down to the river, as well as the opportunity to taste the Port wine in its storage place.

Porto has so many interesting features, that many visitors do not even go further. However, going up the river Douro is to discover a whole world of vineyards in terraces and prosperous farms.

Visiting a farm, particularly the terraces cultivated on the slopes along the river, is recommended.


Airport Dr. Francisco Sá Carneiro (OPO)

11Km (7mi) north of Porto, +351 22 9432400. More info.: www.ana.pt.


TRANSPORT


Metro

From Airport to the city center: The Purple line (E) of metro connects the airport to Estadio do Dragão, +351 22 5081000, www.metro-porto.pt.

Train

Campanhã, Central Station, Largo da Estação / São Bento Station, centre of the city, Praça Almeida Garrett / Peso da Régua Station, +351 707 201280. More info.: www.cp.pt.


Historic Train

The steam trains of the 20s leave Peso da Régua and run two railway routes formerly used for transporting the Port wine: Douro and Corgo.


Bus

Porto, the city has many agents, each one with its own terminals, +351 22 2615815 /  LamegoCentral Station.


Car

Peso da Régua: From the city of Porto, take the A3 / E1 towards E82 / Valença / Braga / V. Real / A4 / Valongo A4 take the exit towards Vila Real / Valongo / Ermesinde , take exit 18 towards Mesão Frio/ Régua , take the EN (national road) 101 and then the EN (national road) 108 to Peso da Régua.
From Lisbon, take the A1 to Porto and then take the A3 / E1 towards E82 / Valença / Braga / V. Real / A4 / Valongo A4 take the exit towards Vila Real / Valongo / Ermesinde , take exit 18 towards Mesão Frio/ Régua , take the EN (national road) 101 and then the EN (national road) 108 to Peso da Régua.

Pinhão: From the city of Porto, take the A3 / E1 towards E82 / Valença / Braga / V. Real / A4 / Valongo A4 take the exit towards Vila Real / Valongo / Ermesinde , take exit 18 towards Mesão Frio/ Régua , take the EN (national road) 101 and then the EN (national road) 108 to Peso da Régua, pass the bridge of the river Douro and take the EN (national road) 222 , then take the the EN (nacional road) 323 to Pinhão.
From Lisbon, take the A1 to Porto and then take the A3 / E1 towards E82 / Valença / Braga / V. Real / A4 / Valongo A4 take the exit towards Vila Real / Valongo / Ermesinde , take exit 18 towards Mesão Frio/ Régua , take the EN (national road) 101 and then the EN (national road) 108 to Peso da Régua, pass the bridge of the river Douro and take the EN (national road) 222 , then take the the EN (nacional road) 323 to Pinhão .

More information: www.estradasdeportugal.pt.


Boat

Marina of Freixo, National Road 108, Porto, +351225309040 / Porto Atlântico Marina, North Jetty of Leixões, Leça da Palmeira, +351229964895. More info: +351229999070, www.apdl.pt/.



TOURIST OFFICES

Tourism Shop, Airport Sá Carneiro, PO postal n.º 12, 4471-905 Maia, +351229420496 / Centre, Rua Clube dos Fenianos, 25, +351 22 3293472 / Historical Centre, Rua Infante D.Henrique, 63, +351 22 2009770 / Lamego, Avenida Visconde Guedes Teixeira, +351 254 612005 / Peso da Régua, Rua Ferreirinha, +351 254 312846.




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