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The most Instagrammable viewpoints in Douro

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

The Douro Valley is magical, both in its culture and in its entire landscape. Every place we pass by, it is almost impossible not to stop, admire the magnificent views and take a picture to remember later.

It is precisely in this sense that Feel Discovery presents you with some of the most instagrammable viewpoints in the Douro region, which will certainly influence your followers to also pay a visit to these idyllic places.

Viewpoint São Leonardo da Galafura.

A “geological poem. Absolute beauty”. This is how the Portuguese writer, Miguel Torga, described the Alto Douro Vinhateiro. Located in Canelas, just 25 minutes from the center of Peso da Régua, the São Leonardo da Galafura viewpoint is one of those places with the most privileged view of this poem that is the Douro Valley.

Being one of the most popular places in the region, it is therefore a mandatory stop to enjoy the panoramic view and take some of the most incredible photos of the region.

Viewpoint of the Imaginary

This viewpoint, located in Mesão Frio, is an amphitheater facing the Douro River! With about 145 meters of altitude, this is the ideal place for all photography lovers.

A mix between the river and the terraces typical of the region's landscape and a mandatory stop for those who are visiting.

Viewpoint of São Silvestre from Cimo do Douro

Also in Mesão Frio, you will find the São Silvestre do Cimo do Douro Viewpoint. It will be necessary to climb a few kilometers to reach this incredible place with about 530 meters of altitude, but we promise it's worth it!

From here you can enjoy the wine-growing landscape of the Douro valley region, as well as the L-shaped curve that forms the river. In this place, there is also a swing, the perfect excuse to take a photo and share with your followers.

Viewpoint of Ujo

And speaking of breathtaking views, if you visit the Douro and Tua regions, make Alijó one of your stops! It is in this municipality that one of the best-known viewpoints on Instagram is located: the Ujo viewpoint. A work signed by the architect Henrique Pinto and the Engineer Filipe Calisto and which has received many visitors over the years since its inauguration.


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