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Provesende

District: Vila Real | County: Sabrosa | Parish: Provesende

Located in the midst of the Alto Douro wine-growing region, Provesende Village, in Sabrosa, is not to be missed. On the northern bank of the Douro River, its location at the top of a plateau gives it a spectacular view over the world's oldest wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The many vineyards that surround it, the main square in the village and its magnificent buildings provide a journey through time with much to discover. Come and see this pearl of the Douro

Provesende is a well-preserved village that promises to enchant you with its unique heritage. A long walk through the village will show you the granite manors and the various noble houses that attest to the power and wealth of the region. There is still a beautiful Pillory and in the centre of the village, near the 18th century Parish Church, is a granite Fountain dating back to 1755. And while you’re near the fountain, don’t leave without visiting a traditional bakery which is still the same as when it first opened its doors, in 1940. Provesende is classified as a “Douro wine-growing Village” and it will be home to the future Phylloxera Museum, since it was here that they starting fighting this scourge in the 19th century. The vine disease destroyed port production in Douro at that time. It is worth seeing the place that tells some of the history of these lands.

A good time to visit Provesende is during the Douro Wine-growing Villages Festival, which celebrates these little places full of history and is held between September and October. Another festive season is the Senhor Jesus de Santa Marinha celebration, which takes place on the last of Sunday in May, in the Church of Santa Marinha. For a taste of the regional flavours, always in the excellent company of Douro wines, we recommend a traditional restaurant in the village, Papas Zaide, where you can also find traditional local products on sale. If you want to stay longer, you can take your pick from one of the housing units in the village.

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  • Fonte do Senhor Jesus de Santa Marinha

  • Fonte Velha de Provezende
    Fonte barroca com tanque retangular. Tem duas bicas com carrancas, cartela com data e i...

  • Capela de São Domingos

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  • Papas Zaide
    Restaurante típico de gastronomia regional, a servir os mais tradicionais pratos transm...

  • Papas Zaide
    Vila Real | Sabrosa
    Miradouro da Capela de São Domingos
    Vila Real | Sabrosa
    Fonte do Senhor Jesus de Santa Marinha
    Vila Real | Sabrosa
    Cemitério Lusitano-romano / Quinta da Relva
    Vila Real | Sabrosa
    Fonte Velha de Provezende
    Vila Real | Sabrosa
    Pelourinho de Provezende
    Vila Real | Sabrosa
    Capela de São Domingos
    Vila Real | Sabrosa
    Capela de Santa Marinha
    Vila Real | Sabrosa
    Capela de Provezende
    Vila Real | Sabrosa
    Igreja Matriz de Provesende
    Vila Real | Sabrosa
    Capela de Provezende
    Vila Real | Sabrosa
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