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, The North Region of Portugal
has a great historical and cultural heritage. Not in vain, the nationality Portugal was founded here in the 12th century. In this territory you will find natural landscapes of great beauty, monumental cities, castles, artistic routes, small charming towns and a gastronomy with personality. The Douro River crosses the region, forming a spectacular landscape, the area where the wines of Porto and Douro are grown is declared as World Heritage Site. If you are a nature lover, you will also like to visit the Peneda-Gerês National Park, with deep valleys and lush cork oaks and pine forests. An ideal space for the practice of outdoor activities.
is the second most important city in Portugal. Its old town, declared a World Heritage Site, houses such important monuments as the Cathedral, the Episcopal Palace or the Clérigos Tower. The neighborhood of La Ribeira is the most charismatic, with its colorful houses, the Bridge of Don Luis I and the wineries on the other side of the river. Other cities of great interest are Viana do Castelo, with a beautiful medieval town where the Sanctuary of Santa Luzia stands out; Braga and its great variety of monumental Baroque churches; or Guimarães, birthplace of the first king of Portugal and famous for its medieval layout and its castle; Braganza Lamego; Chaves; Penafiel.
If you come to the north of Portugal, you can also visit the Archaeological Park of the Côa Valley or discover the Romanesque Route. And to continue the trip with energy, enjoy the gastronomy of the region, based on green broth, trout, kid, tripe, sausages, francesinha or the different recipes of cod. All accompanied by traditional wines.
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