Senhora da Ribeira, Portugal
Senhora da Ribeira is a small village of the town of Pebble Ansiães, on the Doura River in Portugal. It is almost without inhabitants and is situated on the right bank of the Douro River in Tras-os-Montes.
It is located at the bottom of a valley and has stunning views of the river and the mountains. Senhora da Ribeira, has been said to be that one place which is the most peaceful on our planet. There is a small hostel where travellers can spend quiet and pleasant days in contact with the people of the towns and villages nearby.
There is a small protected pier for smaller vessels.
There is no shortage of places worth visiting in this region which includes three world heritage sites - the Alto Douro Wine Region, the Historic City of Porto and the Archaeological Park of the Coa Valley. There are two national parks - the International Douro and the Alvão. The landscape with mountain areas and highlands, valleys and river beaches of rare beauty, the monumentality of the regions's churches and castles, ancient caves and farms that produce the famous Port wine and the only manifestations of ancient rock art, are aspects which must be seen and enjoyed.
There are several places where you can enjoy the endless landscapes of the Douro. Be the sights or on river beaches, traveling by car, train or cruise, to observe the natural beauty of the region is a life changing experience. The variety of fauna and flora can be discovered in the natural parks, which operate specifically to help to preserve endangered species.
The Douro region of Portugal is famous for the production of wine and moreso, its wonderful Ports. The local cuisine and water sports are also other attractions.
Cruises on the river Douro and the organized tour programs are the best way to explore the beauty of the area
The history of these ancient lands is around every corner and traces of bygone eras abound. From prehistory to modern times, civilizations and peoples who passed through here have left their mark: from monumental churches, traces of the Paleolithic, historic villages, castles and walls, palaces and manors, the area surrounding Senhora da Ribeira and the Doura River has it all.
All cruises are on River Boats and today these are mostly luxury 5 star boats with all the comforts of top hotels and many of the facilities of cruise ships. So the cruise choice is really destination driven. Cruises generally commence in Spring (March) and the main season ends in September/October, however a limited number of cruises are available up to Christmas and New Year.
Language: Portuguese, Mirandese
Time Zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Dial Code: +351