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Douro Valley and surroundings

Since 2001, the Alto Douro Wine Region is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, being the oldest demarcated Wine Region in the World. Visit vineyards, go to a wine tasting, go on a sail boat or go trekking in the area of Pinhão. Admire the beautiful ancient tiles in the train station of Pinhão; which portrait the landscapes and customs of the wine region. In Penafiel, you can visit an award-winning museum. Check the project We Love Small Hotels (www.welovesmallhotels.com/en) for more proposals.
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Quinta do Vallado, Vilarinho dos Freires, 5050-364 Peso da Régua, Portugal
The estate was established in 1716 and is located on the banks of the Corgo River, a tributary of the Douro River. The Alto Douro Wine Region was declared, by UNESCO, as a World Heritage site in 2001. You’re welcome to stay for the night, as from...
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R. António Manuel Saraiva 4, 5085-034 Pinhão, Portugal
Located right in front of Douro River and close to the train station of Pinhão, I entered this Vintage House to rest after a trekking in the area. I started in Provesende and I went down towards Pinhão, absorbing the amazing views and the autumn...
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R. Monges Beneditino, 4560-380 Penafiel, Portugal
Just 30 minutes from Porto and on the way to Douro Valley, there is a Charming House which name was given as a tribute to Egas Moniz, the tutor of Afonso Henriques (founder of Portugal Kingdom and its first king). The Vinha family that runs the...
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Q.ta da Aveleda, 4560 Penafiel, Portugal
Aveleda is one of the white and green wines that I usually drink, so since I was nearby I decided to visit the Quinta da Aveleda estate. I was astonished by the beautiful garden. Among diversified, ancient and some rare species of trees, there is...
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Lugar Da Curvaceira, S/N, Curvaceira, Viseu, 5100, Portugal
A magnificent way to get to know the Douro Valley is aboard a sailboat. António, the skipper of Libertu’s, takes you through the dazzling landscapes of terraced grape vines. I went in Autumn, so I could appreciate the leaves in beautiful shades of...
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R. do Paço 48, 4560 Penafiel, Portugal
A very interesting museum can be found in Penafiel, 30 minutes from Porto. It’s a Municipal Museum, located in the heart of the historical centre of this city, in an eighteenth century palace. In 2010 was nominated for the European Museum of the...
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5085 Pinhão, Portugal
As We Love Small Hotels suggested, I went for a walk. I didn’t have much time, so I took a taxi to Provesende, which is a village at around 600 meter altitude. The fog was very dense, so it wasn’t possible to appreciate Douro Valley from the...
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Rua Padres da Agostinha, n.º 233, 4560-195 Penafiel, Portugal
In a preserved Rural Village called Quintandona, you will find a cosy Country House called Casa Valxisto. Hélder and Ana will welcome you to their house, to their life project. The house where Helder’s great grandparents and grandparents lived was...
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Quintandona, 4560 Penafiel, Portugal
Just 30 minutes from Porto, it’s possible to reach Quintandona, a preserved Rural Village. Typical houses using shale, granite and blackboard in their construction were recovered, bringing life to the village; a village with only around 60 people...