About the North and Douro
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The beautiful hills of northern Portugal are the birthplace of the Portuguese nation. Attractions include the historic cities of Porto, Braga, Viana do Castelo, Guimarães, Bragança, the landscapes of the Gerês national park and the world famous Douro valley.
The north of Portugal is famous for its smoked meats and sausages, its wine (Douro, Port and Vinho Verde, a light and slightly sparkling young wine made with local grape varietals) and for a rich and varied gastronomy.
The Douro region is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the oldest designated protected wine region (DOC) in the world.