Cinfães do Douro

“the pleasant region where the Gods do their best in favor”, J. Saraiva

From the highest point, in the Montemuro mountain range, to the imposing Douro river, passing through the extraordinary beauty of the Bestança valley or the multifaceted river Paiva, there are plenty of reasons to visit this magical territory! Also discover its rich historical and cultural heritage!

Cinfães, made up of 14 parishes, is located in the north of Portugal, on the left bank of the Douro River, just over an hour away from the cities of Porto, Vila Real and Viseu. With a riverfront facing the Douro River and covering two areas classified as part of the Natura 2000 Network – the Paiva River and the Montemuro Mountains, the municipality has natural values, with special emphasis on the richness of biodiversity and the unique beauty of the landscapes.

The pre-Celtic megalithic remains prove an occupation that reaches 5 millennia. And the orders emanating from the Church in the Middle Ages have lasted until our days, sober, robust and valuable Romanesque temples. The multi-secular foundation and the historical relevance of Cinfães involve personalities such as D. Egas Moniz, who left here as lord of Ribadouro; D. Afonso Henriques, first king of Portugal, who shared his childhood here; and General Alexandre Serpa Pinto, son of noble families, who left here to discover Africa and returned here to make it known to the world. Starting with the discovery of the Magic Mountains®, explore all the natural, historical and cultural attractions that the municipality of Cinfães has to offer, including its gastronomy and handicrafts, and enjoy the comforting hospitality and the art of welcoming its people. !

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