Embedded between the deep valley of the Douro river and the basin of the Sabor river, the municipality of Mogadouro occupies the Planalto Mirandês extension and is bordered by Spain to southeast and much of the territory is covered by the International Douro Natural Park. The weather is that typical of Trás-os-Montes, with very rigorous winters, in particular in the central area of the county. The higher areas to the south and southwest are wetter due to some Atlantic influence, which is why there are chestnuts in the south and oak trees in the southwest area. The relatively short summer is warm and dry and the spring and autumn are fresh and well demarcated, lending some artistic nuances to the landscape. The population is essentially rural, devoting itself to agriculture and livestock. Here olive groves, vines, wheat and some rye are cultivated. There are gardens along the waterlines and more chestnuts to the south. In animal husbandry, the highlight goes to the cattle that gives rise to the milk production and to the well-known Posta Mirandesa. The origins of this laborious population dates back to the Neolithic era, with several archaeological remains to prove it. Over time one gets to know the importance of the role played by the strongholds of Mogadouro and Penas Roias, which, from the towers of its castles, defended the border against Castilian invasions. Being predominantly rural, the municipality of Mogadouro boasts a rugged natural and sweet beauty, populated with affable and industrious people, whose noble character testifies to its rich historical heritage.
What to do in Mogadouro
Parque Natural do Douro Internacional
Comprising the municipalities of Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, Freixo de Espada-à-Cinta, Miranda do Douro and Mogadouro, the Natural Park of the International Douro includes the 122 km of the Douro river's borderline and continues to the south, until the Águeda river valley. From a rather deep valley and two plains (mostly composed of granite), one to the north with altitides …
Solar dos Marcos
Solar dos Marcos is housed in a 18TH century building, that belonged to Dom Manuel Martins Manso, Bishop of Guarda. On the facade, which bears the coat of arms of the Marcos family, are visible features of a noble House …
Casa das Quintas
Casa das Quintas is located in the small village of fifths of Broken in the Northeast transmontano, beside the International Douro Natural Park. It consists of schist houses of typical architecture transmontana, possessing six rooms and two bedroom apartments.
Castelo de Penas Róias
Within walking distance of the village of Penas Roias are remnants of this castle of quadrangular structure. The castle only the keep remains, the remains of a circular all and some sections of wall. This castle was the first line …
Igreja de Santa Maria
This Gothic temple has a longitudinal plan, one only nave and a porch on the Gospel side and a Romanic door on the opposite elevation. It stands out the enormous diversity of motifs on the corbels and the campanile central …
Trilho do Azeite
Small pedestrian route, indicated to do on foot or by car, integrated in the Park of Douro international. With an extension of about nine kilometres, it takes four hours on foot and one hour by car. Has start and end …
Trilho da Castanha
Small path route, intended to do on foot or by 4 x 4, with a length of about seven miles. Has a duration of five hours on foot or an hour and a half in 4 x 4. Starts and …
Castelo de Mogadouro
The castelo de Mogadouro was granted in 1297 by King Dinis to the Knights Templar and, some years later, in 1319, passed to the order of Christ, successor of that. Today remain only two panos walls, an isolated Tower of …
Where to eat in Mogadouro
Specialized in well prepared live coal grilled dishes, this is a comfortable space with a friendly …
Modern restaurant that serves good regional dishes. Friendly service.
Small restaurant with family atmosphere, belonging to an accommodation.
Rustic and familiar space to serve good home-cooked dishes.
O Restaurante Primavera, em Mogadouro, apresenta-se com uma sala moderna, elegante até em alguns ap…
Where to sleep in Mogadouro
Casa das Quintas is located in the small village of fifths of Broken in the Northeast transmontano, beside the International Douro Natural Park. It consists of…
Cosy Hotel situated on a plateau in the Centre of Mogadouro, near the International Douro Natural Park. Provides fantastic views of the whole region. It offers…
Freixo de Espada à Cinta
Situated at the southern end of Bragança district, the municipality of Freixo de Espada à Cinta borders Spain and is located in the heart of the Natu…
Miranda do Douro
Known by the Romans as Seponcia and by the Arabs as Mir-Andul, Miranda do Douro lies on a plateau between the Douro, Fresno and Angueira rivers. Due …
Macedo de Cavaleiros
Macedo de Cavaleiros enjoys a remarkable natural heritage, with emphasis on the Paisagem Protegida da Albufeira do Azibo (protected landscape), a vas…
Situated in the extreme northeast of Portugal and integrated into the Cold Earth transmontana, the municipality of Vimioso presents a landscape that …