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Sabrosa Things to Do

  • Little chapel

    Quiet near the Parish church, we came across this beautiful chapel. Once again, it was also closed and we couldn't visit it inside, only admire its façade.On top there is a saint, which seems to be São Pedro (Saint Peter), due to the symbol he holds in his hands and the little lamb standing by him. Unfortunately, I couldn't find any information...

  • Parish church

    And back to where I started my visit to Sabrosa: the Parish church. It is a beautiful Baroque style church, built in the 18th century. Formerly there was a chapel where the church was built, which was called Chapel Fernão de Magalhães (Ferdinand Magellan). Unfortunately I couldn't visit it inside as the church was already closed.

  • Modern sculpture

    It is a pleasant mixture of modern and tradition, ... Just in front of the Town Hall and bordered by some other manor houses there is a square with a more modern sculpture on it. It isn?t exactly the most modern sculptures of all, but amidst all those manor houses it feels somewhat modern. It is a small pond with a boy figure made in stone and with...

  • Town Hall

    The Town Hall is a sober building from which square you may enjoy a superb view over the surrounding mountains.The Town Hall is situated on a manor house which used to belong to the family Barros Lobo, and that is why it holds a family's coat of arms. This house dates from the 18th century.

  • Casa da Comba

    Another beautiful manor house holding the oval coat of arms (sculpted in granite) of the family on the façade. The house has a private chapel, as can be seen on the right side of the photo.This house was built by wealthy owners, who "reflected" their fortune through the house's size and through its imposing architecture. The actual owner of the...

  • Casa dos Canavarros de Barros

    One of the previously mentioned Manor houses. This one is considered as a good example of typical manor house from the late 17th century and beginning of the 18th century, although it is few stores high. This house was owned by one of the wealthier families of that area (family Canavarro), who offered this house to the Town Council. This is why...


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  • Casa das Pipas

    Portal do Concelho, 5060, Quinta do Portal vineyard, Sabrosa, 5060-909, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • Quinta da Veiga

    Ferrao - Donelo, Sabrosa, 5085-207, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Quality Inn Sabrosa

    Ave. Combatentes da Grande, Guerra Casa dos Barros

Sabrosa Transportation

  • By car

    We arrived in Sabrosa driving from Régua. The road is winding through the mountain and provides a beautiful background. The signs are clear and I'm sure you won't get lost. Also, driving from Vila Real it's easy, since there are a lot of signs showing the way to Sabrosa. Once in Sabrosa parking the car it's easy - try the tiny parking space by the...

  • Walking around

    Being a small village everything is at hand, so, once you get there, the best option to move around is to walk. Strolling around the cobbled streets will take you to some nice places, such as some alleys and flowered backyards.

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Sabrosa Local Customs

  • Famous locals

    Some important Portuguese personalities were born in Sabrosa. Fernão de Magalhães (Ferdinand Magellan as it is named worldwide) was one of them. Magellan was born in 1480 and its greatest achievement was the fact that he planned the first trip to circumnavigate the globe (1519 to 1522).Miguel Torga (1907-1995), probably not known outside Portugal,...

  • Douro wines

    Porto is known worldwide for its excellent sweet wine. Grapes for wine come from Douro region, some beautiful step landscapes by River Douro full of vineyards. Some other wines are produced here - the Douro region wine, also very good. Vineyards and the harvest are one of the most important events that take place during the year. A whole set of...

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    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

Sabrosa Off The Beaten Path

  • Other Houses

    Although Sabrosa is renowned for its manor houses, which are extremely well-kept and some of them are classified as National Monuments, you will also come across some "not so well kept" houses. On this photo it is one of them. Nevertheless, I found this house quiet charming and I wish its owners will not let it go down, as it would be a shame. I...

  • Pinhão

    Pinhão is a lovely village situated on a valley and surrounded by mountains with vineyards on the step slopes. The village is bathed by River Pinhão (actually it is named after the River) where it meets River Douro. It is about 10km from Sabrosa.Major highlights of this village are the train station which is classified as Portugal's most beautiful...

  • Landscape

    Go to the Town Hall square and once there situate yourself with the Town Hall building on your back. The view in front of you and to the left is breathtaking!! The mountains surround Sabrosa and they are so beautiful on the late afternoon warm sun colours. Although the day we visited had been raining the clouds "moved away" for a while and we were...


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  • Location

    Sabrosa is situated in the Vila Real District and in the Douro region - north of Portugal. Sabrosa is situated about 20km of Vila Real and about 110km from Porto, Portugal’s second city, also called “capital of the north”. It is about 410km from Lisbon.

  • Cozy village

    Sabrosa is a lovely village with beautiful manor houses, some of them dating from the 15th century. I am glad we visited it, mainly because it wasn't a planned visit and it happened by chance. Strolling around such an enchanting village situated in the Douro region was a pleasant discover to all of us.

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