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Houses, Solares, Casas and Quintas
The Douro river
comes into Portugal from Spain and flows across the country to enter the
sea at Porto.
The main areas of tourist interest are Porto (Oporto) for the Port Wine blending lodges on the south bank of the river and the grape growing area of the Douro river.
Many of the grape growing Quintas offering accommodation are on the slopes of the Douro valley looking down onto the river. Nowadays the Quintas are allowed to blend their production with brandy to make their own label Port Wine.
The riverside area of Porto has been recognised by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site as has been the Port Wine Production area and also the pre-historic drawings at Foz Coa on the upper reaches of the river
The north of the region is part of the Vinho Verde production area and also has the city of Guimaraes which once was the capital of Portugal.
Braga is another important town with many churches and is known as the religious capital of the country.
|Other types of accommodation within the Porto and Douro Region|
|Manor Houses - Oporto and Douro Valley - Portugal|
|Mondim de Basto||Casa do Barreiro de Cima||map|
|Manor House in the upper valley of the River Tamega.|
|Fafe||Casa das Paredes||map|
|Manor House with fine gardens near Guimaraes, the former capital of Portugal.|
|Povoa de Lanhoso||Casa de Alfena||map|
|Manor House that has been restored to a high standard, it also has a museum of gold.|
|Cabeceiras de Basto||Casa de Lamas||map|
|Restored Manor House and Cottages surrounded by a large property.|
|Amarante||Casa de Pascoaes||map|
|A house for poetry in a wine producing property behind the Marao mountain, a short distance from Amarante.|
|Cinfaes||Casa de Rebolfe||map|
|Restored farm house overlooking the Douro River.|
|Amarante||Casa da Levada||map|
|Old Manor House in a high mountain village near Amarante.|
|Entre os Rios - Douro river||Quinta de Mouraes||map|
|Manor House with beautiful gardens near the Douro River.|
|Entre os Rios - Douro river||Quinta do Cao||map|
|Modernised property on the Douro River.|
|Lamego||Casa de Santo Antonio de Britiande||map|
|Manor House with vineyards lying between the Douro and Dao regions.|
|Pinhao||Casa de Casal de Loivos||map|
|Wine producing estate. The view was chosen by a television program as one of the six best in the world.|
|Pinhao||Casa de Vilarinho de Sao Romao||map|
|17th Century Manor House in vineyards producing grapes for Port Wine.|
|Pinhao||Quinta de La Rosa||map|
|Quinta on the banks of the Douro River producing Port Wine commercially.|
|Braganca||Quinta da Avozinha||map|
|Quinta with separate guest accommodation located in a small village near the Castle of Braganca.|
|Macedo de Cavaleiros||Solar de Chacim||map|
|Manor in a country area of Portugal where traditional customs remain|
|Manor Houses in other regions of Portugal|
|Alto Minho (Costa Verde)||Porto & Douro||Beiras||Tagus||Lisbon||Alentejo|
Accommodation in the Manor Houses in the Porto (Oporto) and Douro valley areas of Portugal including Braga, Guimaraes, Amarante and Regua.
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