Casa do Visconde de Chanceleiros

Largo da Fonte, Pinhao, Northern Portugal, 5085-2, Portugal | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pinhao

2000 years in the making

A travel blog entry by helwit on Jul 19, 2014

2 comments, 12 photos

... boats that transported the barrels of port to and from Porto, and by bus and car, to the very top of the steep hills, in some cases. Every small village is surrounded by vineyards. Every view is breathtaking, the labour that has been expended to create the landscape monumental. There are beautifully crafted stone walls that make the terraces, olive groves grow alongside the grapes, and in some of the bigger quintas there are beautiful ...

Leaving Porto for Pinhao

A travel blog entry by joeandsusan on Jul 14, 2014

10 photos

... giving us a bit of a run around down town. At last she says we arrived but couldn't really spot the Avis office so Joe walked back down the one way street only to spot the “AVIZ” Café. Wasted an hour on that one but decided to give the GPS another try to find the aeroporto and away we went. Only ask Ms. Garmin to take us to the airport and hope we could find Avis. Yes, we spotted it. We debated if we should return the old VW Golf full of petrol ...

WOW!

A travel blog entry by cjbishop on Jun 12, 2014

7 photos

... river. One of those locks resulted in a rise of 135 feet! It was the largest lift we have ever seen and we were told it is the highest in all of Europe.

The WOW factor occurred mid-morning when we entered the Douro port wine appellation, created in 1756, the oldest in the world. This is equivalent to the champagne region of France, in that you can't call it port wine unless it comes from this region. This 50 mile stretch of ...

Wine, wine and more wine plus some port

A travel blog entry by pashbee on Apr 25, 2014

6 photos

... as it went down the ages and the taste was amazing. Our favourite was definitely the 40 year. It was smooth and caramel tasting. The 20 year was also very nice but without as much flavour. The other two could be taken or left really! Richard really liked the 40yr and since we were here I bought it for him as an early birthday present! They say you can keep this port for as long as you like! After this visit we went back into Pinhau ...

Can't control the weather

A travel blog entry by pashbee on Apr 24, 2014

12 photos

... books in the winter lounge over looking the vineyards. At 4pm we went for the wine tour and at 6pm the sun finally came back out! I wondered outside for a while but the seats we all wet! We had a great day reading and relaxing but a shame about the weather. We went for the 5 moments at dinner tonight! Stunning ...

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This hotel is located on Largo da Fonte, Pinhao.
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