Sabrosa

Sabrosa is a municipality that borders the River Douro, inserting in demarcated region of port wine. No wonder, then, that the landscapes are mostly dominated by the vineyards which, alternating with the mountains, give rise to magnificent scenery, as those who enjoy, for example, from the chapel of Nossa Senhora da Holm oak or the Mount of São Domingos. In this context, and after the demarcation of the Douro region as a producer of wine in the 18th century, the county seat suffered a great development, and this time many of the existing manor houses. These constitute an important part of the architectural heritage of this municipality, which highlights Provesende, so-called ' solar land. There are also churches of value in São Lourenço de Ribapinhão, Celeirós, Vilarinho de São Romão and Sabrosa. Most of the settlements in the municipality are of medieval origin, and there is already a privileged noble class in the 15th century, and some are even prior to the Foundation of nationality. But, if we want to go back in time, we have to do to the prehistory, where Neolithic archaeological remains reaching us, like dolmens and dolmens, and castros of the iron age, which highlights Castro da Sancha, who also recorded Roman occupation. Romanization era, would be also some remnants of sidewalks at various points in the region. Already in the middle ages, early Christian graves remain, in the so-called Roman-Lusitanian Cemetery, also in Provesende. A legacy in itself attests to the will of man to settle in these lands. From Sabrosa also emerged big names of national history, if not the world, as is the 15th-century Navigator, Ferdinand Magellan, the first to make the voyage of circumnavigation around the world, or Miguel Torga, born in São Martinho de Anta, author of famous sayings like "here do Marão send you're here!"… Don't miss the opportunity to visit the homes of these famous figures. Speaking of opportunities, and in addition to the splendid wines in the municipality of inescapable quality, don't allow yourself to lose the excellent gastronomy of the region. The roast lamb with rice and oven the cozido à portuguesa ask a good red table, while the pound cake, the tall and the Gibraltar cavacas ask for fine wine to accompany. Of cultural heritage, also the lover of art and popular device will also find handmade productions dedicated to cooperage, basketry, woodwork, lace, tinsmith and clog making. As can be seen, Sabrosa is one of the municipalities which best describes and collects the live and learn Trás-os-Montes to the edge of the Douro.

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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 Sabrosa

Where to sleep in Sabrosa

Quinta Nova Luxury Winery Hotel
Quinta Nova Luxury Winery Hotel

The Hotel Rural Quinta Nova de Nossa Senhora do Carmo was the first wine hotel created in Portugal and is located in Sabrosa. In complete harmony with the land…

Morgadio da Calçada
Morgadio da Calçada

Old building in shale, recovered and surrounded by four acres of vineyard. It has eight bedrooms, swimming pool, lounge\/dining room, kitchen for tastings and …

Quinta de La Rosa
Quinta de La Rosa

With views over the Douro River, this 17th-century House is a family property located in the heart of the Douro demarcated region of Douro quintas, typical wit…

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