visitar o Douro - visit Douro

Travel guide to visit Douro and Porto in 7 days

Listed by UNESCO as World Heritage since 2001, Alto Douro Wine Region, as well as the whole Douro Wine Region, and the Douro International Natural Park are places of exceptional beauty, with much to see and discover! Come with us and visit Douro and Northern Portugal in a week that you won’t forget! In an itinerary with over 600…

hotéis no norte de Portugal - hotels in Northern Portugal

Discover the best hotels in Northern Portugal and relax!

To help you prepare your trip to the beautiful Northern Portugal, I’ve made a list of the three best hotels of each category and I took into consideration the many points of interest in this area. Discover what are the best hotels in Northern Portugal so that your trip to this region becomes memorable! What…

Bragança

Discover the wonderful city of Bragança, located in northern Portugal

Recently we went on a road trip to visit some other beautiful places in northern Portugal: the wonderful village of Gimonde and beautiful city of Bragança. This city is the main city in this Portuguese region and is only a few quilometres away from Montesinho Natural Park and Spain. Discover the village of Gimonde Our itinerary in the northern Portuguese…

Porto hotels – discover the best places to spend the night!

To help you to prepare your trip to the Portuguese capital of the north, I made a list of what are for me the top 3 Porto hotels, by category. Plan your visit to Porto and prepare yourself for some great times! What were the selection criteria when choosing the best Porto hotels? I’ve chosen hotels with more…

Visit Porto in 2 days – check here our detailed guide

The city of Porto gave the name to Portugal (Portucale) and to the world famous wine that goes by the same name. However, the city is not just names, it was also awarded with the prize of European Best Destination in the years of 2012, 2014 and 2017. When you visit Porto, soon you’ll realize…

Top 10 of the places to visit in Northern Portugal

Do you want to discover Northern Portugal but don’t know what places to visit? In this article you’ll find some of the most beautiful places in this Portuguese region and in the country. Here is our top 10 of the places to visit in Northern Portugal 1. Porto The beautiful capital of Northern Portugal doesn’t need introduction,…

Itinerary of one day to visit Lamego and the amazing Douro Valley

A few days from ending our road trip to Northern Portugal, we visited the wonderful town of Lamego and some of the most amazing villages close to Douro river. Don’t miss our visit to unique locations and discover the authenticity of Alto Douro Wine Region, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. São Leonardo de…

Parque Natural do Douro Internacional - Douro International Natural Park

Travel guide of 2 days to Douro International Natural Park

After having enjoyed two amazing days in the beautiful Montesinho Natural Park, we drove south to visit Douro International Natural Park, in the border between Portugal and Spain. I didn’t plan to visit this part of Northern Portugal, but my cousin had already visited it years ago and wanted to show us all the natural…

Top 10 of the best beaches in the north of Portugal

When you think of sunbathing the first thing that comes to mind is the south of Portugal, but Algarve is not the only place with good and beautiful beaches where you can have a great day. Here is my selection of the best Porto beaches and others in the north of Portugal. The best Porto…

Top of the things to do in Braga

Braga was founded by the Romans over 2000 years ago – it was called Bracara Augusta. It is one of the oldest Portuguese cities and one of the oldest Christian cities in the world. It is located in the north of Portugal, known as the capital of Minho, and is the third biggest city in the…

Guimaraes – discover the birthplace of Portugal and its amazing places

The city of Guimaraes, in northern Portugal, will always be associated to the foundation of Portugal, so people know it as the “birthplace of the Portuguese nation“. Some of the main political and military events took place in the year 1128 and led to the independence of a new nation: Portugal. The “cradle city” is…

Top 10 of the places to visit and things to do in Porto

One of the things to do in Portugal is definitely visiting Porto. The city of Porto has a remarkable importance in Portugal’s history – it was the city that gave the name to this beautiful country. By visiting Porto you will discover a city like no other in Europe, friendly people, a rich gastronomy and much…

Top of the places to visit in Peneda-Gerês National Park

Peneda-Gerês National Park was created in 1971 and is located in northern Portugal. It covers a total area of 72 000 hectares (177 915 acres). This park is located in Minho region, in Viana do Castelo, Vila Real and Braga districts, northwest of Portugal, about 100 km from Porto. The park is home to more…