• Casa de Mateus, Vila Real

    Specialities and Highlights The Casa de Mateus was built during the first half of the eighteenth century by António José Botelho Mourão (1688-1746), 3rd Morgado of Mateus. The chapel was completed by his son, D. Luís António de Sousa Botelho Mourão (1722-1798). The architectural design of the house, ex-libris of Portuguese Baroque, is…

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  • Casa do Paço (House-Museum of Casa do Paço)

    Specialities and Highlights A Casa do Paço de Dalvares was one created at the beginning of the monarchy. In Inquiries of Afonso III and studied by Almeida Fernandes, appears as the designated Honor or Adalvares Alvares. Adalvares, Alvares, Dalvares, was a fifth, an honor that kept their old privileges over…

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  • Igreja do Desterro (Church of Exile)

    About this Site This Church situated in Lamego at the beginning of Cardoso Avelino Street, was founded in 1640, the Bailiff of Leca, D. Fray Luis de Tavora. On its facade, stand out two columns of granite with Corinthian capitals over the crest of the founder. Inside glaring century paintings….

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Portugal’s Douro Valley MapGuide, created through a collaborative process with NJ Home Insurance and local organizations, will highlight the natural, historic, and cultural assets unique to the area. In this partnership, our region benefits from National Geographic's considerable map-making expertise. But the project could not work without input from people like you who know what makes this place truly unique and noteworthy.
  • A2Z Adventures: Historical Villages of Douro 8-Day Walking Tour

    About this Tour or Guided Experience Join A2Z Adventures to hike through port wine vineyards and visit Portugal’s historical villages, featuring castles and stone houses that have maintained their appearance for centuries. This tour will be an unforgettable week spent in a country rich in history and flavors. In the…

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  • A2Z Adventures: Douro Valley Nature and Wine 5-Day Short Adventure

    About this Tour or Guided Experience Join A2Z Adventures and travel to Douro Valley, the heart of Port Wine country. The Douro Valley is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and considered the 7th World Sustainable Tourism Destination by the National Geographic Society. Stay in the unique Quinta Nova…

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  • A2Z Adventures: Portugal Port Wine Country 8-Day Bike Tour

    About this Tour or Guided Experience Get to know all about Portugal’s unique Port Wine while cycling in the historic Douro region of Portugal, the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. During the week, you will sample many different kinds of Port Wine, visit the old cellars in Porto,…

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