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Trás-os-Montes

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Trás-os-Montes is the appropriate name for this area of the interior North of Portugal. Plateaus and majestic mountains, towns and untouched historical villages, purifying spring waters, traditional cuisine and the genuine hospitality of a people proud of their customs.

A further and misterious region

Trás-os-Montes is the appropriate name for this area of the interior North of

Portugal. Plateaus and majestic mountains, towns and untouched historical villages,

purifying spring waters, traditional cuisine and the genuine hospitality of a people

proud of their customs.

Own rusticity and beauty

Beautiful cities like Chaves and Bragança or places like Vidago are worth a long visit. This remote and hilly region offers unique sceneries, like the Almond blossom, the historical villages, natural landscapes and the richest cuisine. Bragança and its historical core are located in the extreme of the Montesinho Natural Park one of the wildest forests in Europe, with an enormous variety of fauna and flora.

Daily life hasnt suffered many changes for centuries and these isolated towns own a very own rustic beauty. The inhabitants have a traditional way of life, especially in smaller cities and towns, like Miranda do Douro, with special traditions like the Mirandês dialect Mogadouro, Torre de Moncorvo and Freixo de Espada à Cinta.

Discovering flavours, memories and traditions

Trás-os-Montes is a very rich and peculiar area concerning gastronomy and traditions, highlighting the olive oil of great quality and the “Alheira”, a very typical and very much appreciated sausage. The Carnival celebrations in Trás-os-Montes are vibrant and full of tradition. The festivities take up to the days before Ash Wednesday, and include eye-catching costumes, cheerful parades and traditional music, attracting visitors from all over the world. Revigorating spas and wild nature are attributes of a very preserved area, owner of an admirable beauty.

Dont miss

Bragança and the Montesinho Natural Park, the river Beach of Albufeira do Azibo - Macedo de Cavaleiros, Caldas Santas de Carvalhelhos, Mirandela, Miranda do Douro, Vidago. The Spas of Chaves, Pedras Salgadas and Vidago.

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