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Porto and North of Portugal

Explore the region of Porto and North of Portugal

These are the districts in the Porto and North of Portugal region, go in a journey of discover and knowledge and learn more about the cities and locals on them!

The Aveiro District

Aveiro district is composed of 19 municipalities (Águeda, Albergaria-a-Velha, Anadia, Arouca, Aveiro, Castelo de Paiva, Espinho, Estarreja, Ílhavo, Mealhada, Murtosa, Oliveira do Bairro, Oliveira de Azeméis , Ovar, Santa Maria da Feira, São João da Madeira, Sever do Vouga, Vale de Cambra and Vagos).

There aren´t enough adjectives to discribe Aveiro, district of amazing landscapes, culture, gastronomy, modernity

From the extensive beaches to charming walkways, beautiful waterfalls and natural sanctuaries to villages full of history, from memorable monasteries and castles to the peaceful and stunning ria, Aveiro is a region where every taste can be pleased.


The Braga District

From historic villages to charming river beaches, from stunning nature to beautiful churches, from magnificent sanctuaries to extraordinary beaches. Everything is worth visiting.

Nature lovers will be amazed by the Peneda Gerês Natural Park. Rugged hills populated by deer, wolves and golden eagles, Roman trails and roads, waterfalls and refreshing lakes coexist harmoniously.

For beach lovers, the wonderful beaches of Apúlia, Ofir, Esposende are unmissable, as is the charming river beach of Adaúfe.

To feed the spirit and soul, the magnificent Sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, Santuário do Sameiro, Santuário Nossa Senhora do Alívio, Sé de Braga


The Bragança District

With 12 municipalities (Alfândega da Fé, Bragança, Carrazeda de Ansiães, Freixo de Espada à Cinta, Macedo de Cavaleiros, Miranda do Douro, Mirandela, Mogadouro, Torre de Moncorvo, Vila Flor, Vimioso, Vinhais), Bragança is the 5th largest district Portuguese

The wonderful natural scenery, the stone towns and villages, the rivers that meander through the region enrich it with their freshness, life, beauty and serenity, the valleys and mountains that paint the landscape, vineyards and fruit trees that fill the area with color. region in itself, magical...

For all this and much more, it is easy to get lost in one of the many viewpoints, treat your palate to a rich and unique gastronomy in the world and experience the tradition and culture that is very preserved in the region.


The Porto District

The district of Porto has 18 municipalities: Amarante, Baião, Felgueiras, Gondomar, Lousada, Maia, Matosinhos, Marco de Canaveses, Paços de Ferreira, Paredes, Penafiel, Porto, Póvoa de Varzim, Santo Tirso, Trofa, Valongo, Vila do Conde and Vila Nova de Gaia.

There are many fantastic places you can visit in the district. There is a lot of diversity and the points of interest are wonderful. Places full of history, award-winning wines and unforgettable cuisine, landscapes of incomparable beauty, rich, masterful, amazing architecture, fantastic beaches, nature at its best, remarkable traditions and culture, the warmth of the local people, the movement but also the calm...


The Viana do Castelo District

Viana do Castelo district comprises ten municipalities: Arcos de Valdevez, Caminha, Melgaço, Monção, Paredes de Coura, Ponte da Barca, Ponte de Lima, Valença, Viana do Castelo and Vila Nova de Cerveira.

With a great historical, cultural, natural, industrial, commercial and tourist richness, the district has multiple reasons to be discovered, appreciated and experienced.

A district where the Atlantic Ocean, Lima River and mountains join hands, coming together as one, giving unique and wonderful characteristics to the region, providing unforgettable landscapes and wonderful beaches, unavoidable reasons in themselves to visit the region.


The Vila Real District

Vila Real has 14 municipalities. They are: Alijó, Boticas, Chaves, Mesão Frio, Mondim de Basto, Montalegre, Murça, Peso da Régua, Ribeira de Pena, Sabrosa, Santa Marta de Penaguião, Valpaços, Vila Pouca de Aguiar, Vila Real

Filled with natural beauty, cultural and historical richness, the district is linked to Rmuitas blinds to let visitors want to return there, from nature lovers to the most interested in history, culture and architecture. Picturesque villages, palaces, viewpoints, spa, natural parks and more, will delight those who pass by, not to mention the beautiful and magic river Douro.


What to do in Porto and North of Portugal!

There are a lot of vibrant cities in the Porto and North of Portugal, join the locals and get the best time of your stay on so many diferent activities and possibilities!