A unique experience to enjoy Vinho Verde heritage
From Porto to the Vinho Verde Demarcated Region, in Penafiel, Porto district.
We will take a guided tour to the historical gardens of Quinta da Aveleda, founded in 1870.
Located just 40 km from Porto, Aveleda estate provides an authentic journey back in time.
Quinta da Aveleda, Penafiel
Aveleda estate offers its visitors a journey through the senses, with aromas and colours that vary according to the season year.
At Quinta da Aveleda we will visit the Historical Gardens and the Wine estate. When visiting the gardens, we will observe rare species of century-old trees, such as the Japanese cedar, the swamp cypress or the American redwood, a wide range of camellias. The lake, the Manueline style Window, the Tea House, the fontains of “Nossa Senhora da Vandoma” and the Four Seasons.
At the end of the visit we will make a tasting of Vinho Verde.
Next we will visit Quintandona, a unique schist village…
QUINTANDONA, Lagares, Penafiel
The beauty of Quintandona’s landscape and architecture stand out upon arrival. Full of history, the village belongs to the parish of Lagares and to the municipality of Penafiel, being close to the urban centres, which does not prevent it from preserving all the tradition. Its architecture is unique: the buildings of the village use three different materials: granite, schist and blackboard, which give it a very distinctive personality.
Quintandona is marked by a beautiful rural landscape that should be appreciated by walking the path that connects the village to Monte da Pegadinha, and that is simultaneously a natural belvedere of the whole area. Take your time along this walking trail, observing the bucolic landscape, the traditional washes, the chapel over 200 years old and the old cruise.
In the end of our route, there will still time to visit the “Castro do Monte Mosinho”, considered the largest Roman Castro in the Iberian Peninsula…
CASTRO DO MONTE MOZINHO, Oldrões and Galegos, Penafiel
The Castro of Monte Mozinho or the City of the Dead of Penafiel is located in the parishes of Oldrões and Galegos, municipality of Penafiel, district of Porto.
A Castro settlement from the Roman period, founded in the 1st century bc but with a wide chronology of occupation, which even reached the 5th century.
The Castro of Monte Mozinho is Neolithic fortified settlement referred to as the City of the Dead. Artefacts unearthed included fragments of ceramics dating to the Iron Age an Roman occupation, including pots, Imbrex and tegula, millstones, coins and metallic elements (including artesanal, defensive and agricultural).
It is the largest Roman settlement in the Iberian Peninsula, although it is not yet fully explored.
This includes: private car; pick up and drop off at the hotel; water; entrances in spaces to be visited.
Not included: meals.
Duration: 6h Price: 280€ (up to 4 people)
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