About Douro region
Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro is a region that has asserted itself historically and traditionally as a space of large homogeneity encompassing the districts of Vila Real and Bragança and a small part of the north of the districts of Viseu and Guarda, whose affinity with the rest of the region results from the economic, cultural and climatic conditions of the Douro River valley.
The contrasts of a landscape where majestic mountains, fertile plains, streams and the rivers, give shape to a charming natural space that invites us to appreciate it will leave no one indifferent. It's a region of secular traditions with a firm cultural identity, in which the people are it's finest resource. The hospitality translated in the emblematic expression "come in, who is it?", the straight forwardness and the greatness of character, the higher sense of responsibility and the enormous capacity of work and dedication are some of the traits that define it's personality.
The natural resources are the regions greatest wealth. The hydraulic resources are particularly noteworthy; from the production of electric energy, the production of natural mineral and medicinal waters, thermal springs, to the resources of ornamental stones, the forestry resources and most of all, the winegrowing culture with a special emphasis on the production of Port.
It is also a region with huge potential for tourism, thanks to the ideal natural conditions, the absence of pollution, the beauty of the landscape and the richness of its historical and archeological patrimony, to which we add the traits of a resistant popular culture (workmanship, folklore, popular games...).