• Alto Douro

    It is the oldest Wine Region in the world. With the river Douro and unique characteristics, from its climate to the rocky nature of its grounds, the steep slopes and the walls of its mountains covered in vines, make this region a view of astonishing beauty. It was considered World Heritage in 2001 by UNESCO.

  • Amarante

    Built on the banks of the river Tâmega, with the Mountains of Marão and Aboboreira on either side, it gained notoriety in the Twelfth century with S. Gonçalo, who stayed here after traveling through Rome and Jerusalem. The Bridge, the S. Gonçalo Monastery and the historical centre with its stunning monuments are all noteworthy.

  • Santa Maria da Feira

    It has one of the most notable and beautiful Castles of Portugal. Noteworthy cultural events, such as “The Medieval Journey in the Land of Santa Maria”, “Imaginarius” (an international festival of street theatre) and the “Land of Dreams”, make this small town a cultural reference for the Country. It is located about 10 minutes from Casa da Cortinha.

  • Aveiro

    About 10 minutes away from Casa da Cortinha we find this fishing town that is known for the geometry of its streets. You can enjoy the quality of its beaches, esplanades, bars, restaurants and Casino. On Mondays there is a traditional weekly fair.

  • Guimarães

    This “City, Birth” of the nation, has one of the most emblematic Castles of the Country. An administrative centre of the County of Portugal, it became the first capital of the kingdom in the Twelfth century by the first King of Portugal – D. Afonso Henriques. The streets and monuments breathe history and take the visitor back in time.

  • Braga

    Its origin dates back to the Roman city of “Bracara Augusta”, founded due to religious and cultural reasons as well as for administrative functions. Bom Jesus, Sameiro and the historical centre are mandatory places to visit when you come to Braga.

  • Ponte de Lima

    The Bridge that gives the city its name was the only safe passage of the river Lima, until the end of the Middle Ages. It is mentioned in many old guides as a passage of thousands of pilgrims who roamed to Santiago de Compostela. It is a town marked by its medieval architecture, manors and the surrounding area of the river Lima.

  • Chaves

    It is one of the most emblematic cities of Alto Tâmega, located near one of the borders with Spain, up North. It is rich in cultural heritage, with the stronghold of the Castle of Chaves, the Mother Church of Santa Maria Maior and the Roman Bridge over the river Tâmega as principal landmarks.