Resende, a town full of Portuguese character, stands on the slopes of the Serra do Montemuro Mountain and offers superb views over the River Douro. Famous for its production of fruit, particularly cherries, Resende comes alive every May to celebrate the sweet fruit in abundance. The main square is filled with people, music, entertainment and stalls selling cherries. Like many of the surrounding towns and villages, Resende is steeped in historical and cultural importance and the interesting attraction of Aregos Spa with its alleged healing waters is just a short drive away.
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To indulge in some real local specialties in the Douro Valley region try some of the wonderfully tasting meat dishes, some popular choices are roasted baby goat, wild boar stew and partridge. Fish dishes are also divine as the fish is caught from the Douro river, these are oozing in flavors and are accompanied by freshly grown vegetables. Be sure to try some of the famous ports and wine of the Douro Valley, these are a great way to wash down these delightful dishes.
The nightlife in Resende is relaxed; if spending the evening mixing with locals and enjoying Portuguese cuisine is what you are looking for, you will be in the right place.
A region full of vineyards, Douro Valley is the ideal place to visit if you enjoy good wine, with many wine tours available.
Caldas de Aregos
Situated by the Douro river, within 10 minutes drive of Resende, Caldas de Aregos thermal stations have attracted many people since the 12th century, famous for their healing properties.
Situated within an hour and a half drive, the colourful city of Porto is the second largest in Portugal, adorned with medieval relics, tall bell towers and baroque churches, this fascinating city is well worth a day visit during your stay. The birthplace of port, Porto has been a long standing mecca for wine enthusiasts, with many wine caves open for tastings. The historic centre, a Unesco World Heritage Site attracts many, with locals mingling on village style plazas lined with old storefronts.
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