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!


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  1. Andre Ribeirinho Thursday April 1st, 2010 | reply
    Thanks again for a great weekend. I returned completely in love with the Douro and its wine making history. I must return soon!
  2. Thomas Kern Thursday April 1st, 2010 | reply
    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
  3. Oscar Quevedo Monday April 5th, 2010 | reply
    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?
  4. Javier Pérez Tuesday April 6th, 2010 | reply
    Incredible pictures!! I wish I'd live there too!
  5. Thomas Kern Wednesday April 7th, 2010 | reply
    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.
  6. Eus Wüst Saturday May 1st, 2010 | reply
    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.
  7. oscar Sunday May 2nd, 2010 | reply
    Hi Eus, Karakter distributes our Ports in Amsterdam, take a look at their webpage: Address: KARAKTER Wijnimport TT Melaniaweg 4 1033 ST Amsterdam Nederland
  8. Eus Wüst Sunday May 2nd, 2010 | reply
    Hi Oscar, thank you. Looking foreward for my first sip of Quevedo vintage. A sua saúde!
  9. José Emídio Bacelar Tuesday May 11th, 2010 | reply
    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!

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