Mogadouro

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.

Where to eat in Mogadouro

What to do in Mogadouro

Where to sleep in Mogadouro

Casa das Quintas
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…

Hotel Turismo Trindade Coelho
Hotel Turismo Trindade Coelho

3 star

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…

Casa das Arribas
Casa das Arribas

Located in the North-east of Portugal within the International Douro Natural Park, Casa das Arribas is a complex made by two similar country houses. Rebuilded …

Near Mogadouro

Miranda do Douro

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 …

Alfândega da Fé

Alfândega da Fé


Taking as a reference the Serra de Bornes to the north, the valley of the Sabor river to the south, Castro Vicente's plateau to the east and Vilariça…

Macedo de Cavaleiros

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…

Vimioso

Vimioso


Situated in the extreme northeast of Portugal and integrated into the Cold Earth transmontana, the municipality of Vimioso presents a landscape that …