Our Region Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro is amountainous region with concavevalleys and not very high plateaus,included in the Douro Riverwatershed. In this region the mainactivities are agriculture, ( olives,almond, grapes ) rearing cattle andlocal tourism.
The Douro river majestuouslymeanders its waters around the hugegranitical hills, flowing from itssource in Spain near Las Arribas delDuero, across northern central Spainand Portugal to its outlet at Porto.Its total length is 897km, of whichonly sections of the Portuguesereaches of the river are navigable.
In the north part of thecountry, the Douro isundoubtedly unique,offering us a scenery ofsurpassing natural beauty, areal “excess of Nature”.
So beautiful is this region that a particular view of a bendin the Douro River from a hilltop above is considered abreathtaking sight. Endless miles of terraced vineyards inwhat was actually the world´s first officially demarcatedwine growing region.
The scenery of the Douro Valley is spectacular with the variations of colour in accordance with the seasons, and it is particularly beautiful in autumn when the vines take a reddish and golden colour.As well as the famous PortWine, regular red and whitewines are produced on thevalley. They are a goodaccompaniment to the localcuisine.
Almond is widely planted inTrás-os- Montes. Almond treesare frequently grown side byside with olives and vines.It is wonderful to visit theregion in the springtime whenalmond trees are in fullblossom.
Honey production is also animportant activity of theregion.
Torre de MoncorvoIn a visit to the village of Torre deMoncorvo, you can´t miss itsChurch classified as NationalHeritage and regarded as the largestreligious temple of the province ofTrás-os-Montes.
School PresentationThe Agrupamento de Escolas de Torre de Moncorvo is agroup of schools that became a cluster in 2007.This group of schools consists of nine nursery schools(children from 3 to 5 years old), three primary schools( children from 6 to 10 years old), and two secondaryschools ( young people from 11 to 17 years old). 43
School Presentation CARVIÇAIS LOUSA CARVALHAL CASTEDO CABANAS DE BAIXOURROS DR. RAMIRO SALGADO - MONCORVO FELGAR CARDANHA VISCONDE V. MAIOR - MONCORVO LARINHO 44