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Lamego
Travel Guide

Marvel at ornate religious shrines and discover idyllic vineyards in this ancient city in Portugal’s picturesque Douro Valley.

The countryside town of Lamego has long been considered one of the most historically significant sites in all of Portugal. Home to a 12th-century castle and cathedral, Lamego prides itself on its role in the political and religious development of the country. It was here in 1139 that nobles decreed Afonso Henriques the first King of Portugal. Today, most travelers visit Lamego to tour the region’s historic churches and award-winning wineries.

For a sense of the city’s history, explore downtown Lamego. Climb the three-story keep of the Castelo, where you’ll learn about battles between Christians and Moors. Nearby, you’ll find the Sé de Lamego, the city’s Gothic cathedral. The church dates back to the reign of Alfonso Henriques and features stunning ceiling frescoes by the Italian artist Nicolau Nasoni. Across the street sits Museu de Lamego, the town’s museum. Housed in the former bishop’s palace, the museum offers a diverse range of exhibits, including Renaissance altars, Flemish tapestries and horse-drawn carriages. Admission is free on Sunday mornings.

Head west on the tree-lined Avenida Dr. Alfredo de Sousa to see the city’s most celebrated attraction, the Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios. This 18th-century baroque shrine stands atop one of the city’s tallest hills. To access the church, walk up the ornate 700-step staircase and pause at each of the landings to admire tile mosaics known as azulejos. The church is also accessible by car. Every September thousands of pilgrims trek to the shrine and the city holds a multiday festival, which includes concerts and theatrical performances.

Lamego is also well-known for its wines. Tour the cellars at Caves da Raposeira and taste their selection of sparkling wines. North of the city you can learn about winemaking at the vineyards Quinta da Pacheca and Quinta do Vallado.

Lamego is 70 miles (107 kilometers) east of Porto, from which it can be reached by bus or train. It’s best to rent a car if you’re looking to explore the region’s vineyards.

Quinta de Marrocos
Quinta de Marrocos
3 out of 5
Estrada Nacional 222, Lamego, Viseu
The price is $106 per night from Jul 1 to Jul 1
Situated near the airport, this farm stay is within 3 mi (5 km) of Douro Museum, Museu do Douro, and Alameda dos Capitaes Park. Peso da Regua Parish Church and ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
"A great and typical place to stay! Great location, great breakfast! And a great visit of the winery"

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Quinta de Marrocos
The Wine House Hotel - Quinta da Pacheca
The Wine House Hotel - Quinta da Pacheca
4 out of 5
Rua do Relógio do Sol, 261, Cambres, Lamego
The price is $234 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
This family-friendly Lamego hotel is located in a rural location, within 3 mi (5 km) of Douro Museum, Museu do Douro and Alameda dos Capitaes Park. Peso da Regua ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (221 reviews)
"It was an excellent stay! We did a guided and personalized tour of the farm with a tasting of table wines and Port wines at the end"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

The Wine House Hotel - Quinta da Pacheca
Six Senses Douro Valley
Six Senses Douro Valley
5 out of 5
Quinta de Vale Abraão, Samodães, Lamego
Located on a river, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Douro Museum, Alameda dos Capitaes Park, and Museu do Douro. Lamego Municipal Market ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (133 reviews)
"Felt luxurious. We were so comfortable and relaxed."

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Six Senses Douro Valley
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
House With 5 Bedrooms in Britiande, With Wonderful Mountain View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi
House With 5 Bedrooms in Britiande, With Wonderful Mountain View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi
3 out of 5
Rua da Boavista 1, Lamego, Viseu District
The price is $397 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Situated in Lamego, this vacation home is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Lamego Cathedral (Se Lamego) and 3.1 mi (5 km) from Lamego Municipal Market. Torre de Menagem ...
House With 5 Bedrooms in Britiande, With Wonderful Mountain View, Enclosed Garden and Wifi
Farm Recião - House of Homemade
Farm Recião - House of Homemade
3 out of 5
Estrada de Recião. Várzea de Abrunhais, Lamego, Lamego
Located in Várzea de Abrunhais, this cottage is within 6 mi (10 km) of Lamego Cathedral (Se Lamego), Lamego Municipal Market, and Chapel of St. Dominic. Torre ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (5 reviews)
Pretty pretty place along the river
"This place is crazy pretty. Little tough to find at night but the owners came to find us and Shepard us back to the place. Nice spot for your trip to the region. Deff would go back"

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Farm Recião - House of Homemade
Villa With 3 Bedrooms in Lamego, With Wonderful Mountain View, Private Pool, Enclosed Garden - 3 km From the Beach
Villa With 3 Bedrooms in Lamego, With Wonderful Mountain View, Private Pool, Enclosed Garden - 3 km From the Beach
3 out of 5
Lugar dos Varais, Cambres, Lamego, Viseu District
The price is $745 per night from Jun 25 to Jun 25
Situated in Lamego, this golf villa is within 2 mi (3 km) of Douro Museum, Museu do Douro, and Alameda dos Capitaes Park. Peso da Regua Parish Church is 1.7 ...
Villa With 3 Bedrooms in Lamego, With Wonderful Mountain View, Private Pool, Enclosed Garden - 3 km From the Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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