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Northern Portugal

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The northern region of Portugal is made up of the districts of Porto, Braga, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real and Bragança

The northern region of Portugal is made up of the districts of Porto, Braga, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real and Bragança

Portugal Northern Region


The North Region of Portugal, known as Norte, features Porto, known for Port wine, the mountainous Peneda-Gerês National Park, the terraced vineyards of the UNESCO-listed Douro Valley, and a robust industrial sector including textiles, footwear, and manufacturing. Norte districts are Viana do Castelo, Braga, Vila Real, Bragança, and Porto.

District Largest City Second-largest City Third-largest City Fourth-largest City
Viana do Castelo Viana do Castelo Ponte de Lima Valença Monção
Braga Braga Guimarães Barcelos Vila Nova de Famalicão
Porto Porto Vila Nova de Gaia Matosinhos Maia
Vila Real Vila Real Chaves Peso da Régua Ribeira de Pena
Bragança Bragança Mirandela Macedo de Cavaleiros Vimioso
Aveiro Aveiro Ovar Espinho São João da Madeira
Bragança

Bragança

Bragança is a Portuguese city located further north of Portugal, capital of the District of Bragança, in the region of Trás-os-Montes. Those who leave here, sooner or later, will want to return, a proverb attributed to the people of Bragança, which shows the strong...

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Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo

Viana do Castelo known as “Princesa do Lima”, is the capital of the district and the most northern Atlantic city in Portugal, located about 25 minutes from Porto International Airport. It is a city in the Alto Minho, renowned for its multiple historical, cultural,...

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Vila Real

Vila Real

Vila Real is a city in Trás-os-Montes, capital of the Vila Real district, located in the Northern Region of Portugal, located on a plateau 450 meters above sea level on the right bank of the Corgo River. Vila Real is a historic city, founded in 1289 by King D. Dinis,...

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Braga

Braga

Braga is one of the oldest cities in Europe founded in 16 BC as "Bracara Augusta" in honor of the Roman emperor Augustus. Located in the center of Minho, Braga is one of the main religious centers in Portugal, with 49 churches and chapels, it is known as the city of...

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Porto

Porto

Porto is the most important city in northern Portugal, located on the right bank of the Douro River. A UNESCO-listed historic city Porto, capital of northern Portugal Porto is the most important city in the north of Portugal, located in the northwest of the Iberian...

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