Tabuaço

Considered the capital of Romanesque, the village of Tabuaço and headquarters of the same municipality are inserted in the region of Alto Douro classified as world heritage. With roots in the times of the reconquista and the formation of the nationality, the first signs of settlement in the municipality date back to the time of prehistory, which may testify by numerous traces found throughout the region. Menhirs, necropolises, dolmens, Roman roads, cave sanctuaries and hill forts from the Bronze age attest to human activity in the municipality throughout history. Homeland of writer Abel Botelho, representative of naturalism in Portugal of the late nineteenth century, Tabuaço cover of orchards, groves and vineyards of the Douro. The elders tell legends of love between Christian and Moorish and strange doctrines professed in times past in Granja do Tedo mythical, while work baskets, kites or weave endlessly. It is in these arts in gastronomy and conventual sweets tasty that is based on the cultural heritage of the County. The roast lamb with rice, oven fried lamb, fish marinated River or the sweet chestnut are delicacies that can not miss the table, accompanied by Douro wine or port. All the festive dates are a pretext to gather the family around these flavors, the same carried in baskets or even along uphill from the river beaches in the municipality in accompaniment to days of calmness and conversation among friends, in perfect communion with the surrounding nature.

Where to eat in Tabuaço

Where to sleep in Tabuaço

Hotel Rural Quinta do Pégo
Hotel Rural Quinta do Pégo

Hotel Rural Quinta do Pégo is a modern 4 star accommodation, completely restored between 2007-2009. Has an outdoor pool overlooking the Douro River. Guests are…

Quinta da Côrte
Quinta da Côrte

A cerca de 3 km do Pinhão, praticamente ao virar de uma curva, a Quinta da Côrte desvenda os socalcos na encosta, oferecendo sete acolhedores quartos e uma ex…

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