The Minho and Douro regions are green and full of natural beauty.
This part of the country has an enormous historic background.
The city of Guimarães is called”the craddle of our nationality”
Viana do Castelo, Esposende, Ponte de Lima, Guimarães, Braga and the magnificent Gêres are unforgettable places
The Douro and Port Wine
In the North, the most significant area is the Douro. It has unique vineyards. Our wines are worldwide famous, highly appreciated and awarded: especially Port Wine made from grapes grown in the Douro river banks. In fact, Port Wine growing areas are considered World Heritage Sites by Unesco and are one of the big tourist attractions in the north of Portugal.
Douro River - Porto
Serra da Estrela
In the centre we selected Serra da Estrela because it’s the highest mountain of Portugal. In this area several products are typical: cattle, dairy products, wool and mineral water.
In the coast of the centre region we have fishing, salt, tinned food industries, commercial ports and so on.
Serra da Estrela
Mineral water - Serra da Estrela
The city of Aveiro
The city of Coimbra
Lisbon is our capital. It has a historic heritage, was founded by Ulisses and the boats which discovered the world departed from here.
Lisbon – the castle and the palace
Castelo de São Jorge
Sintra e Estoril
The Alentejo has enormous plains with fields and cork trees for the cork industry.
Cork trees in Alentejo
In the Algarve we can find beautiful beaches, and calm, relaxing and inspiring mountains, which makes it a unique scenery for holidays and weekends.
Algarve - beaches
Portugal is known for its mild, sunny climate
and beautiful monuments and landscapes.
The Portuguese are known for their hospitality warmth and commitment to life.