Prominent summit of the western Trás-os-montes is the Serra do Marão. It is one of the highest mountains in northern Portugal with 1415 meters dividing the basins of the rivers Tâmega and Corgo. Far from the summit, to the southeast in a place overlooking the Douro Valley.
This ancient town, older than the founding of Portugal, owes its name to the abundance of vineyards that covered the slopes and produced excellent wine. Today the production of wine has almost disappeared. In the time of the Romans there was a settlement called Veniatia, through which passed the road that linked Braga to Astorga. Suebi, Visigoths, Vandals, […]
Mafómedes is a small village inside the Marão Mountain Range. Mafómedes used to be complete inaccessible in the winter
Situated high in the Marao mountain range, the Pousada Marao offers luxury hotel accommodation and magnificent views of the mountains and Tamega Valley This rustic Hotel Sao Goncalo in the Amarante district is uniquely located in this area of natural beauty. The Pousada Marao combines magnificent views of the Marao mountain range and the River Tamega with excellent amenities. […]
Early construction in Montalegre date back 3500–4000 years when early inhabitants, around the villages of Mourela, Veiga and Vila da Ponte, buried their dead in funeral mounds. Vestiges of this culture predominate the region, and suggest that settlements have been ongoing since the Metal Ages. Celt colonies began to appear afterward, constructing castros in many of the places that […]
The history of Mogadouro is evident in the number of castros that dot the landscape of region from the neolithic period. In particular are the castros of Oleiros in Bemposta, Vilarinho, São Martinho do Peso, Figueirinha de Travanca, Bruçó and the more recently excavated castro in Vilariça, in the Serra da Castanheira. The Celts passed through this region, leaving behind its art […]
Opened in 1978 to commemorate the celebration of nineteen centuries of the existence of the local council of Chaves, the museum is located in the mediaeval keep, offering an exhaustive display of the military history of Portugal, Chaves and its most relevant events and figures. It contains four rooms: on the first floor is the […]