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  1. Santa Marta de Penaguião
    Towns and Villages
    Santa Marta de Penaguião
    Situated in the Douro demarcated wine region, Santa Marta de Penaguião is famous for its wine-making co-operative where some greatly appreciated table wines and fortified wines are produced. The landscape in this region is filled with vineyards (...)

  2. Towns and Villages
    Vila Nova de Famalicão
    Famalicão, which was founded in the thirteenth century by the king D. Afonso III, is believed to have existed even before the foundation of the Portuguese nationality as the regional seat of the Terras de Vermoim. Its great development did not, (...)

  3. Sernancelhe
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    Reconquered by the Christians in the eleventh century, this town had previously been occupied by the Romans and the Arabs, who each left behind them distinct traces of their presence. The Romanesque parish church is considered by many to be one of (...)

  4. Rio Maior
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    Rio Maior
    Nearby the Serra dos Candeeiros, Rio Maior was for centuries an important mining centre, since the local population's main occupation was extracting rock-salt from a mine in the Serra. Farming is still the main occupation in the region, with large (...)

  5. Towns and Villages
    A whitewashed town on the bank of the River Tagus, Chamusca lies in the Ribatejo alluvial plain, an extremely fertile region where farming and cattle-breeding are still the main occupations. This is evident in its traditional festivals, of which the (...)

  6. Towns and Villages
    Standing in the midst of gentle, fertile valleys, Gondomar is famous for its goldsmith's work, an activity that has been carried out here for several centuries and is believed to date back as far as the time of the Visigoths and Celts. The origin of (...)

  7. Towns and Villages
    Ribeira de Pena
    Situated in a transitional zone between the provinces of Minho and Trás-os-Montes, Ribeira de Pena is located deep in the heart of the vinho verde demarcated wine region. The municipality is crossed by several rivers, which make the countryside cool (...)

  8. Towns and Villages
    Due to the region´s particular geographical characteristics, the conditions here are ideal for water sports such as canoeing, as well as rock climbing and mountaineering. A special mention should be made of the many Romanesque monuments in the (...)

  9. Marco de Canaveses
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    Marco de Canaveses
    Standing in one of the most fertile areas of the Douro region, Marco de Canaveses has acquired great importance as a centre of agricultural production, particularly wine and chestnuts, and all over the surrounding mountains are traces of its (...)

  10. Towns and Villages
    Paredes de Coura
    Situated in a region that has many sites of great archaeological interest, Paredes de Coura was particularly important during the Wars of Restoration fought between Portugal and Spain in the seventeenth century. In recent years, the town has begun (...)


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