Suggestions in this region 7 Regions NORTH DOURO VILA REAL
Igreja de Mateus
fachada Principal
Paços do Concelho
Igreja de S. Pedro
Igreja dos Clérigos
Igreja de S. Domingos
Palácio de Mateus
Jardim de Vila Real
Prcossão nas festas da Aldeia de Justes

VILA REAL

Granite city

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An ancient Portuguese aphorism said: “Beyond Marão mount, only its locals count”, because this council was somehow isolated from the rest of the country throughout centuries. However, cities like Vila Real and Chaves are nowadays very easy to reach through A24 highway (former IP4), only a few hours away from both Lisbon and Porto. In recent years, this city has developed, mainly stimulated by Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro University, created in 1986. A young student population has brought a new life to the city. Vila Real is rigid and made of granite only from the outside. The surrounding area of Carvalho de Araújo Avenue has many shops and a cosmopolitan lively flair. All of this was possible without damaging the rich local heritage. In the surroundings, you should not miss Panóias rupestrian sanctuary, nor Casa de Mateus and its gardens. Far away, but none the less interesting, there are the Douro vine landscapes, World Heritage site, from São Leonardo da Galafura to Casal de Loivos viewpoints, to Pinhão and the imposing landscapes of Alvão Nature Park.

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