Douro Region, Portugal

Enjoy Porto and Douro and discover its numerous tourist attractions.

Douro Region
Douro Region
© Paulo Pereira

Douro Region are two of the most interesting tourist destinations on the Northern area of Portugal. This tourist region offers exceptional beautiful landscapes with the river Douro as background, as well as the prestigious wine caves, historic fortresses, medieval stone houses, and vineyards located on high slope terraces.

Ponte da Preguiça, Douro
Ponte da Preguiça, Douro 
© Paulo Pereira
Peso da Régua, Região do Douro
Peso da Régua, Região do Douro 
© Celestino Manuel

The Douro is a strong river with occasional waves forming this unique landscape. At the mouth of the river you will find Portothe second largest city in Portugal. Visiting Porto is a must if you are passing through this region. Along the course of the river you might find welcoming cities and villages which have always depended on its water, food, and commerce. It’s heritage is enriched by traditional 18th century palaces, farms, majestic cathedrals, baroque churches and interesting avenues with modern style.

The best time to visit Porto and Douro is during the months of June, July, and August as it is then when you might find the best temperatures and less rainfalls. During this time you will find several celebrations such as the São João Festivity, on July 24th , which is celebrated with music, fireworks, and plastic hammers. A short film festival is hosted in Vila Do Conde during the month of July.

Some of the most interesting activities which you shouldn’t miss here are:

1. To discover the historic city of Porto by walking on its steep streets filled with monuments
2. To engage on a short cruise at the Douro
3. To try different wines at the High Douro
4. To lose yourself at the Medieval streets and riverine pathways in Ribeira, Porto
5. To observe the Paleolithic Art at the Archaeological Park of Côa Valley
6. To taste tawny (a typical Porto wine) in Vila Nova de Gaia.

What to see in Douro Region:

Vila RealVila Real
Discover the city of Vila Real and enjoy some memorable holidays in northern Portugal!

PortoPorto
Spend some unforgettable holidays in Porto, one of the most splendid cities in Portugal.

Vila Nova de GaiaVila Nova de Gaia
Spend at least one afternoon visiting Vila Nova de Gaia and its wineries during your stay in Porto.

LamegoLamego
Enjoy an unforgettable day in the city of Lamego.

Peso da RéguaPeso da Régua
Spend a memorable day in the town of Peso da Régua.

PinhãoPinhão
Visit the pintoresque town of Pinhão in the region of Douro.

Vila Nova de Foz CôaVila Nova de Foz Côa
Discover the town of Vila Nova de Foz Côa in the region of Douro.

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