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, […]
At the time of the Christian Reconquest of the Iberian Peninsula, the primitive streak Limits Portucalense county with the lion kingdom was developing along the left bank of the river Sabor to its confluence with the creek Angueira. This streak was guarded by four main sentinels: Castle Million, Castle Santulhão (both have since disappeared), the […]
Mafómedes is a small village inside the Marão Mountain Range. Mafómedes used to be complete inaccessible in the winter
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 […]
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 […]
In an area that has been completely remodelled by Chaves City Council and basically used for cultural activities, the Chaves Museum Centre of the National Railway Museum was opened in 2008. This museum centre, managed jointly by Chaves local council and the National Railway Museum Foundation, occupies the former train sheds of the old railway […]
Picote is a typical transmontana village, situated in the Planalto Miranda, on top of the majestic cliffs of the Douro. Currently, also part of the Natural Park of the International Douro. The parish Picote is part of the county of Miranda do Douro, Bragança district, and is composed of two villages, Picote and Barrocal do Douro. Picote is known […]