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Port and North of Portugal

The territory of the North Region is comprised between the rivers Minho (north) and Douro (south), the Atlantic Ocean (west) and Spain (east). The mountainous relief to the east is cut by the Douro, advancing through valleys flanked by sometimes steep slopes, which constitute the Douro Wine Region, also declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco.

Port Wine and Gastronomy

The Best of Port and North starts, without a doubt, with the appetizer, which can be a delicious glass and generous Port Wine. Nothing better than this iconic wine accompanied by snacks that are also typical of the region. To know more about Port Wine.


Northern Portugal Landscape © Images of Portugal
Northern Portugal Landscape © Images of Portugal



Provinces

The North of Portugal comprises the Porto (Douro Litoral, to the west), the Alto Douro (and back the Montes, to the east) and the Minho (far north, border with The Spain).


Northern Districts

The North Region also includes the districts of Porto, Viana do Castelo, Braga, Vila Real and Bragança, in addition to the northern districts of Aveiro, Viseu and Guard.

Cities

Beyond the city of Porto, the other metropolises of north are Braga and Viana do Castelo (in Minho) and Vila Real (Alto Douro / Trás os Montes).




Provinces

Northern Portugal comprises Porto (Douro Litoral, to the west), Alto Douro (and Trás os Montes to the east) and Minho (to the north border with Spain).

The Barrosão Plateau

The Barrosão Plateau, located in the east of Trás os Montes, comprises the lands of the municipalities of Montalegre, to the north of the plateau (called Alto Barroso) and the county of Boticas, to the south of the plateau (the so-called Baixo Barroso). The mountainous land of Barroso formed, since centuries, a corridor of passage and of contact with Galicia.

The Barrosão Plateau

Northern Districts The North Region also includes the districts of Porto, Viana do Castelo, Braga, Vila Real and Bragança, as well as the northern districts of Aveiro, Viseu and Guarda.

Cities

In addition to the city of Porto, the other metropolis of the north are Braga and Viana do Castelo (in Minho) and Vila Real (Alto Douro / Trás os Montes).

County Portucalense

The north of Portugal - and more precisely the region around the city of Oporto - is the cradle of nationality.

Discover the Douro

The Douro River, an important communication route and largest wine producing region in Portugal, crosses the north of the country from east to west. To know more: Discover the Douro.

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