With a classic and selected atmosphere, the dining room is pure charm and style. This award-winning restaurant offers à la Carte service with flavors of the region, always with a touch of imagination and sophisticated service. The Chef recommends “galeto estufado com recheio de alheira e lombarda”. The terrace overlooking the river is also a pleasant place for you to enjoy your meal.
In the center of Ervedosa do Douro you find Toca da Raposa, a place where cooking is inspired in traditions, recovering old recipes with a touch of innovation. One thing is for sure: Douro is present in every dish. The crusty “alheira”, “arroz de salpicão” and “meada de cabrito” are a few suggestions to open your appetite. Don’t forget the Port wine, perfect to go along with the pumpkin pie or the typical “bolo borrachão”.
In the former warehouse of the railway company in Régua, Castas & Pratos presents a modern and creative gastronomy, giving a special touch to the regional flavours. You can choose between menus of tapas, pastas and vegetarian. The wine bottles line the walls inviting you to a taste. The restaurant includes a wine bar and outside you’ll be surprised with a very original terrace: enjoy your lunch or dinner inside a train wagon!
In Pinhão, by the riverside, we suggest Veladouro Restaurant, a pleasant and cozy place with a terrace overlooking the beautiful landscape of vineyards and the river. The excellent recipes of Veladouro have been prized in gastronomic contests of the region and stands out by the traditional cooking of river and sea products.
In S. Martinho de Anta, Sabrosa, O Constantino Restaurant has portuguese regional cooking and italian gastronomy. The pure and genuine recipes like “cabritinho assado” are enhanced by the wide woodstove that also gives a special flavour to the pizzas and lasagnas. If you prefer a good grilled steak, you must try the “medalhões de vitela com manteiga de ervas”…
The Douro Valley is very proud of its wide offer of traditional gastronomy. The recently created “Rota das Tascas” (route of taverns) confirms the importance of preserving the cultural heritage of the local products and old recipes. This initiative gathers several typical restaurants of the region that privilege authenticity and friendly service. Explore the regional delicacies, with the exquisite flavour of the smoked sausages and wines.
Mission: preserve, study, exhibit and understanding the Douro Valley. Everything turns around the main activity of the region: viticulture. The identity of Douro is here well represented and invites you to a visit that will offer you knowledge about the culture and development of this very particular community. The restaurant “A Companhia” and the garden terrace are part of the museum and benefit from the stunning landscape overlooking the Douro River. In the Wine Bar you can taste a delicious Port.
Over thousands of years, the schist rocks along the Côa valley have been converted into art canvases, being used for engravings that are the legacy of our ancestors’ creative instinct. These magnificent open-air panels, that bury the old myth of rock art only existing in caves, can be observed in the museum’s exhibition, through original pieces of movable art, replicas of “rock panels” and interactive zones that use modern digital technology. The art can also be viewed in loco on organized visits to the valley with specialized guides.
Torga Museum is a place of art, culture and literature, with the purpose of reminding and preserving the work of one of the greatest Portuguese writers of the 20th century, but also attesting his profound connection with the Douro Valley and Trás-os-Montes, that spread the identity of the region abroad. The signature of the famous architect Souto Moura adds interest to the visit, to admire the smooth outlines of this contemporary building, featured by perfect choices of materials.
In the former Episcopal Palace of Lamego, there is today a museum that has kept all its palatial trace. A wide collection with an exceptional heritage value is here gathered, particularly the “national treasures”. Historic paintings, tapestries, frescoes in the chapel’s ceiling, are just a few examples of the many pieces of art that carry an identity that transcends the Portuguese boundaries.
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