Being the country's northernmost outpost, Melgaço is a small and border town full of historical memories and legendary where time and life have left traces that are still to be seen.
With the Minho in the background, Melgaço extends up from the river Minho to the mountains of Peneda and Soajo. The wine is its great ambassador, the festivals and pilgrimages its main attractions
Melgaço, “Where Portugal begins …” shows a rare and unparalleled historic and cultural heritage. Withs a great diversity of cultural values, evidences of different eras history , from prehistory to the present time.
The legacy of archaeological Melgaço is rich and diverse, just look a little in megalithic monuments, hill and rock art and monuments related to religious architecture, civil and military, the churches, castle and bridges. The refinement is made in solar, stately homes and mansions spread throughout the county, giving Melgaço more important social and artistic life in the region.
And if the assets alone worth a visit, the food, landscapes and traditions of the people of Melgaço make it inevitable.