Santa Cruz do Douro Vacations
Santa Cruz do Douro is situated approximately 180 miles (290 kilometers) north of the national capital Lisbon.
Visiting just one town or city, regardless of its popularity, can only ever give you a glimpse into the broader cultural and natural fabric of a region. So be sure to savour Norte's other cultural and natural attractions. For something different, check out the Garden of Saint Bartholomew and Igreja de Baiao in and around Baiao, which is approximately 3 miles (5 kilometers), away from Santa Cruz do Douro. Alternatively you could try the Igreja de Sao Goncalo and Ponte de Sao Goncalo in Amarante. It is 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Santa Cruz do Douro.
Vila Real Santo Antonio is approximately 9 miles (14 kilometers) from Santa Cruz do Douro. This center offers a diverse range of visitor attractions, such as Casino Monte Gordo, Quinta da Ria Golf Course and Santo Antonio Beach. If you're looking for more, consider checking out Reserva Natural do Sapal, Quinta de Cima Golf Course and Alcoutim Castle before you return to Santa Cruz do Douro.
This region is home to some wonderful churches, sure to delight all visitors regardless of color, culture or creed.
Make sure you throw in your camera and sign up for one of the city walking tours, winery tours and culinary tours. When you hear the call to adventure, follow the lead of local thrill seekers and spend the day horse riding or hiking.
As the sun sets on your adventures, spend what's left of your euros on last-minute keepsakes and bid a fond Adeus (farewell) to the interesting characters you've met and the places you've come to love.