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  1. Mação
    Towns and Villages
    Mação
    In the hinterland of the country, in the area of Pinhal, so called because it belongs to the largest forested area in Europe, Mação is a peaceful town which mingles characteristics of the Lower Beira (especially the landscape of hills and valleys) (...)

  2. Towns and Villages
    Valpaços
    The municipality of Valpaços was founded in the nineteenth century, although it is thought that this region was already inhabited in prehistoric times and later occupied by the Romans, as is in fact proved by the many remains to be found here from (...)

  3. Towns and Villages
    Fafe
    Having only recently become an administrative centre (in the nineteenth century), Fafe is heavily marked by the influences brought back by many of its inhabitants who emigrated to Brazil in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. On returning to (...)

  4. Towns and Villages
    Valongo
    Situated almost within the city limits of Porto, of which it is now an extension, Valongo was probably founded by the Romans, who mined gold in the region. Today, it is a bustling city, which still retains a number of typical features from the (...)

  5. Marco de Canaveses
    Towns and Villages
    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 (...)

  6. Resende
    Towns and Villages
    Resende
    Resende is believed to take its name from the Christian knight "Rausendo", who conquered the town and then repopulated it in the eleventh century. This is the region in which D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, was brought up by his (...)

  7. Towns and Villages
    Sabrosa
    Situated in the Port wine demarcated region, Sabrosa still retains various features from the time of its settlement in the Neolithic period (dolmens and cromlechs) and some hill-top forts from the Iron Age, amongst them Castro da Sancha, which was (...)

  8. Towns and Villages
    Moimenta da Beira
    The name of "Moimenta" refers to a funereal construction or mausoleum and is thought to derive from the fact that in prehistoric times there was once a burial ground here. Aquilino Ribeiro, a Portuguese writer from the nineteenth and twentieth (...)

  9. Towns and Villages
    Gondomar
    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 (...)

  10. Towns and Villages
    Sobral de Monte Agraço
    Situated in a region where farm smallholdings are predominant, where the landscape is harmoniously composed of vegetable gardens and vineyards, the peaceful and picturesque town of Sobral de Monte Agraço contains some interesting buildings, (...)

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