Olives Farming (Stock Footage)

Olives Farming (Stock Footage)

The St. Saviour of the World viewpoint is situated on the left bank of the River Douro in full demarcated region of the Douro area classified as World Cultural Heritage. The site consists of an imposing granite cone with an altitude of 493 meters and with a steep slope to the river.

landscape interest / 5 Stars Possessor of a landscape interest, the gazebo’s main brand the valley of the River Douro World Heritage Site and its tributaries, tight and steep slopes, creating a landscape of great beauty, complemented by huge steep and rugged slopes which contrast with vineyards , olive trees and orchards. In the background the Valeira Dam and Cachão history Valeira, famous for being the site of the death of Baron of Forrester. Here also discover some villages and other sights that give color to some highest points of the mountains.

equity interest / 5 Stars Considered the largest sanctuary of the Alto Douro Wine Region, the gazebo and World of San Salvador Sanctuary is situated on the left bank of the Douro River, the sanctuary consists of a set of small chapels that rise over the hill, dating older the century XVI. In the last decades of the sixteenth century, the Badlands was inhabited by Gaspar da Piedade who, having wandered through Rome and Palestine, he returned and built a chapel where he laid a relic brought from the East, a St. Jerome arm bone. The various archaeological remains found in the site testify to the existence of human occupation since at least the pre-Roman period.

Sports Interest / 5 Stars The site has the capacity to increase the hiking, all-terrain biking (BTT), orienteering, mountaineering and birdwatching.

Because of its morphology can make hiking and biking trails, there is also a shooting facilities for training. Being a place with great diversity of fauna and flora, it is possible to observe rabbits, squirrels, foxes, weasels or large birds such as the eagle-winged round and Griffin and small birds such as the blackbird, partridge nightingale, goldfinch, robin-musician and many other species.

sports and walking activities should be conducted in harmony as well as the environment and heritage should also be preserved.

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