Lamego

Integrated in the Demarcated Douro Region, Lamego essentially lives of agriculture, in particular of the good local wine, fruits and cereals, and industry, with emphasis on the production of furniture. Due to the popularity of the so-called agro-tourism and nature tourism, this sector is growing in the council together with the arising of luxury hotel units. The origins of the village are lost in time. It is known, however, that a half-fortified fort existed at the place where the castle is today. It was successively occupied by various peoples, including the Romans, until it was definitely reconquered from the Moors by Fernando Magno de Leão in 1057. In 1835 it was declared district headquarter and, in the same year, this designation was passed to Viseu, because it is a more central city. The gastronomy of Lamego has a secular tradition with recipes that have been passing from generation to generation: coelho assado no forno (roast rabbit), cabrito com batatas assadas (kid with roasted potatoes), trutas de escabeche (fried trouts with a vinegar sauce), milhos com carne de vinha d´alhos (pork loin dish made with a special white wine and garlic sauce, and served with potatoes and bread slices soaked in the sauce), bola de presunto (kind of bread with ham), enchidos (sausages) and, for dessert, peixinhos de chila (pumpkin jam sweets), pastéis Lamegos (typical almond pies), doces de ovos (egg mousse) and pão-de-ló (kind of sponge cake).

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Road Trip in Alto Douro Wine region: 10 Vineyards and Harvests to Discover

Up to mid-October, there are special programmes for oenophiles, which include visits to traditional wine presses, tasti…

Where to eat in Lamego

Where to sleep in Lamego

The Wine House Hotel Quinta da Pacheca
The Wine House Hotel Quinta da Pacheca

Wine tourism farm is situated in the heart of the demarcated Douro region, where wine is still produced according to traditional methods and aged in oak. In 20…

Hotel Rural Casa dos Viscondes da Várzea
Hotel Rural Casa dos Viscondes da Várzea

4 star

The Hotel Rural Casa dos Viscondes da Várzea, in the municipality of Lamego, is an example of Gothic-Manueline architecture of Portugal. The wonders that you c…

Six Senses Douro Valley
Six Senses Douro Valley

5 star

This hotel is set on Thursday where the Portuguese Director Manoel de Oliveira shot the film "Abraham Valley". The privileged views to the vineyards and the Ri…

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