pretty village of Pinhão is situated on the right bank of the Douro river,
in the heart of the Douro Wine Region, where the majority of the Quintas producing Port wine are located.
The name of the village owes its name to the location at the mouth of the river Pinhão, a tributary of the Douro river. Nestled between two rivers, perched on a hillside and stepped on the Douro has a beautiful landscape dotted by farms and Solares of unique beauty typical of the Alto Douro Wine Region.
Among the main heritage of the village lies Pinhão Railway Station, built during the nineteenth century well known for its tiles representative of the production of Port wine: the harvest, squashing the grapes, the transport of wine in Rabelo boats down to the cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia.
The railway enabled the development of this village, allowing the transport of people and goods in this place with difficult access and whose Douro river was the main means of communication. See Douro Railway Line.
Over the years tourism has grown and today Pinhão is one of the main stopping points of the Douro cruises. In the village there is a good offer of restaurants and bars, hotels and craft shops.
Places to visit:
Pinhão Railway Station,
with its tile panels depicting
the landscapes of the Douro and the harvest
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