• Carlos Capaz

The Douro River UNESCO protected landscapes and English textiles, are they related?

Updated: Jul 23

Why 300 years ago, rocky and steep mountains were transformed into vineyards?

Can we imagine the superhuman manual labor used to transform hard rock into countless thousands of kilometers of Porto Wine wine yards?

These fabulous landscapes (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE), were originated by an agreement signed 300 years ago between Portugal and England. Under this agreement, Portugal exported Port Wine to England and imported textiles from that country.

Port Wine Wineyard Terraces, built in hard rock by manual labour

Port Wine terraces at Douro River, Portugal

Douro River landscapes with Port Wine wineyards

Stay at the holiday villa Casa do Lago to visit Portugal, locally taste Port Wine and visit the amazing wine yard landscapes of Douro River.

The excellence of Portugal was prized and world wide voted as the "2017, 2018 and 2019 Worlds Leading Destination", which reward has never been assigned before to an European Country. 



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