Murça

Murça lies in the transition of the Transmontana and Duriense regions and has an inviting landscape of vineyards and olive groves in the south and of granite mountains in the north. It was confined to a single street for a long time, which is something that the strong urban development of the last decades came to counter. The gold mines of Jales, very close to Murça, brought the Romans to the region, who left bridges and sidewalks, among other vestiges. Retreating more in time, there are also megalithic monuments and camps, among them the Palheiros camp of the 3rd millennium BC, that now has an interpretive center. From later periods was found another historical heritage, with special highlight to the Igreja Matriz (mother church), Capela da Misericórdia, the pillory and, undoubtedly, the Porca de Murça, a granitic sculpture representing a quadruped that supposes a fertility cult of pre-Roman peoples. The production of olive oil and wine are among the most productive agricultural activities in the region, whereas the latter enjoys a privileged status among the Portuguese wines. Murça produces recognized table wines and fine wines, some of which repeatedly prizewinners in national and international competitions. They are ideal to accompany with the local gastronomy, like a good cozido à portuguesa (traditional stew made with different types of meats and sausages, potatoes and cabbage) or one of the specialties in confectionery inherited from the Benedictines, who had a convent here: the toucinho-do-céu (kind of almond cake) and queijadas (typical cheese pastries).

What to do in Murça

Where to eat in Murça

Where to sleep in Murça

Monte São Sebastião
Monte São Sebastião

Accommodation unit of rural tourism, located in the village of Murça, in the middle of the Douro region. Possibility of making visits to vineyards and wineries…

Residencial Miradouro
Residencial Miradouro

Rooms with panoramic view at affordable prices

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