Melgaco is situated 240 miles (386 kilometers) north of Lisbon, the country's capital.
From much-loved, tourist hotspots to still-undiscovered gems, Norte is wonderfully endowed with sights and attractions. Arcos de Valdevez, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northeast, and Valenca, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the east of Melgaco are worth visiting if you're keen to explore this region further.
Braga is around 40 miles (64 kilometers) from Melgaco. This regional center includes a number of interesting things to do and see, like Estadio Municipal de Braga, Sao Frutuoso Chapel and Santa Barbara Garden. And don't return to Melgaco until you've visited Braga's Minho University, Archbishop's Palace and Sameiro Sanctuary.
Uncover the region's rich cultural tapestry at Norte's history museums and art museums.
The Norte area provides plenty of relaxing pastimes, such as wildlife watching and sunbathing. Pack walking shoes and join one of the fascinating city walking tours, winery tours and culinary tours.
Taste the culinary arts of Norte by learning about the food that is eaten here. Rojões (braised pork chunks) and sarrabulho (pork rice cooked in pig blood) are two much-loved choices guaranteed to imbue visitors' palates with a true taste of Norte. Limonetes (small lemon tarts), is the perfect way to wrap up your meal. Many people don't consider a culinary journey is complete unless they've tasted the regional wine. Sample Soalheiro or Palácio da Brejoeira.
When it is time to depart from Melgaco, say farewell the way locals do, with a hearty "Adeus."