Amarante, The Door to Douro Valley

 Historical Village by the Tamega River

     Between Porto and the Douro Valley, acessed by highway, you arrive to the historical city of Amarante.

Once a back drop for the French Invasions of the XVIII century, is now a peacefull and relaxing town. 

With its beautifull Churches and Monasteries, Amarante Old town is great to be discovered through a walk with great views to Marão Mountains and Tamega River.

You may appreciatte the nature walks in the City Parque or the Hikking trails of Marão and Alvão.

Take a dive at Ôlo River the least polute river of Europe.

 Visit the Art Museum of Amadeo de Souza Cardoso, the House of the Writer Teixeira de Pascoaes and walk through the Roman Bridge.

Taste de variety of the local Gastronomy the marriage with its Wines and Eaux de Vie.

Don't miss the variety of the desserts!

Go for a day trip to the Douro Valley and visit the Port & Douro Wine Quintas.

You may set a base at Amarante to go and visit, Porto, Gaia, Guimarães, Braga, Vila Real and Regua.