Torre de Moncorvo

Situated in the southern part of the Northeast Transmontano, Torre de Moncorvo has its origins in the middle ages, called Vila Velha de Santa Cruz da Vilariça and nearby prehistoric core Baldoeiro. The rivers Douro and Flavor are a geographic trademark in this county, as well as the Valley and the hills of the Vilariça Reboredo, where we can find the largest hematite deposit and the largest white oak stain of Europe. Certain animal species facing extinction are here den, as the Otter and the Wolf, the Hawk and the goshawk, the Roebuck and the wild cat, the snake bastard and the Osprey. The rugged soil, alternating between granite and shaley zones zones, and the continental climate with harsh winters and burning estios are of great importance for the treated wine. Hence large area the municipality belongs to the named the demarcated Douro region and the agricultural Agrarian Area of Douro Superior North. Some parishes of the municipality still preserve the tradition of the old crafts, such as wool rugs in Roars, Wicker baskets in the clay pottery Carviçais de Felgar, lace bedspreads de Mós, iron fireplace objects and webs of Castedo and cerieiros of Felgueiras, who still make the wax in your community mill. With regards to gastronomy, the cozido à transmontana is delicacy of distinction, although hunting and Smokehouse meat stay behind him. The municipality of Torre de Moncorvo is also known for so-called "almonds covered de Moncorvo", whose handmade knitting is still alive. The monitor you can taste genuine wine and sweetened, red or white, in the region.

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