The best place to see the Douro valley: Miradouro de Vargellas

4473572358_0b400f53d9_bThis is probably the most beautiful place to contemplate the Douro valley. Located in the top of Quinta de Vargellas, this viewpoint makes me feel small, very small. I was there this week-end with my friend André from Adegga and I realized that the Miradouro de Vargellas surprised me once again. I always find something new, something I had never noticed before.

I want to go back and see the Douro from there. Actually, if I could, I would build my house there!

OscarThe houses of the famous Quinta de Vargellas

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  • Andre Ribeirinho

    Thanks again for a great weekend. I returned completely in love with the Douro and its wine making history. I must return soon!

  • Thomas Kern

    Next time I will show you my favourite place, it is on the other side, some kilometres down the river, so we won’t have any argument.
    Abraco Thomas

  • Oscar Quevedo

    I look forward to see Thomas back to the Douro. From your description, it seems that your favorite place is the “wild-grown” Quinta da Alegria. Am I wrong?

  • Incredible pictures!!

    I wish I’d live there too!

  • Thomas Kern

    Wrrrrongggg, too close!
    It is near Castedo, there is a chappel on a hill, Sta. Marinha, formerly a miradouro, but trees grew fast. From there you go straight through the wood towards the Douro.
    Differnet than Vargellas, of course, but more dramatic.

  • Hi Oscar, just discovered your blog (and Quevedo). Wonderful picture from Vargellas! Please tell me where in Holland (Amsterdam) Quevedo is available? Kind regards, Eus Wüst.

  • oscar

    Hi Eus,

    Karakter distributes our Ports in Amsterdam, take a look at their webpage:

    KARAKTER Wijnimport
    TT Melaniaweg 4
    1033 ST Amsterdam Nederland

  • Hi Oscar, thank you. Looking foreward for my first sip of Quevedo vintage. A sua saúde!

  • Sem por em causa a beleza do miradouro de Vargellas, convidava todos os interessados e amantes das paisagens do Douro a visitarem o miradouro de CASAL DE LOIVOS (Pinhão)…garanto-vos que vão ficar impressionados!