Enjoying the best wines in the beautiful Douro region;
Being amazed by the incredible architectural medieval structures and Gothic architecture;
Living the story of battles, heroes and faith in the Portuguese saints;
Getting to know rural towns such as the historic town of Monsanto;
Admiring beautiful churches, such as St. Francis’ in Oporto;
Visiting Guimarães, the cradle of the Nation;
Enjoying crafts such as Bilros’ lace work, Arraiolos’ tapestries, embroidery from Castelo Branco or Viana do Castelo’s filigree...
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a border town, has the largest fortified defensive structure in the world. With a star shape and a perimeter of about 6 miles, it was the headquarters of General Wellington during the Napoleonic Wars in the early XIXth century. Today classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Elvas’ fortifications were of paramount importance to the Portuguese border, at the time when the country was constantly fighting for its independence.
was part of some important moments in the history of the country. Here, the House of the Dukes of Bragança was born, the most powerful noble family after the Royal Family. During the period of Spanish domination (1580-1640), the nobility and the elite classes found in Vila Viçosa a safe harbor, resulting in the construction of an incredible palace, where the future king of Portugal, John IV, would be born, considered one of the saviors of the Nation.
is a beautiful town belonging to the municipality of Estremoz, which shows traces of human occupation from the Upper Palaeolithic (30,000 to 10,000 BC.). Here, the Évoramonte Convention was signed, which ended the civil war of 1832-1834, between absolutists and liberals. Today, the castle still preserves its original shape, which dates from the XIIth century, knowing that from its towers, we get a truly unique view over the surrounding area.
is known for the quality of its thermal springs. During the XIXth century, it was here that Napoleon’s troops suffered their first defeat in Portugal. Some examples of this fact are the fortress castle and its keep and the medieval area inside the line of walls. In this city, there is also the famous Roman bridge of Trajan, which is one of the best legacies of the ancient Roman town called Aquae Flaviae.
the unbeaten city. Designated Portus Cale since 200 BC. AD, Porto is considered one of the nation’s cradles. Today, the city offers medieval and contemporary architecture, and is one of the largest population centers in the country. Considered European Capital of Culture in 2001, the city never ceases to amaze us. Even more appealing, are the wine cellars on the banks of the Douro river, which will make your experience unforgettable.
known by the romans as “Bracara Augusta”, saw its construction begin in the 27th C. It was part of the routes of the Empire, in the Iberian Peninsula, assuring communication with Rome. The Roman occupation of the city was followed by the Suevi, the Visigoths and the Muslims, until finally, in the XIth century, it was reconquered by the Christians. Braga’s Cathedral, the oldest in the country, was the largest religious reference in Portugal, in constant disputes with Santiago de Compostela, due to the large number of pilgrims and for being an important center of decisions.