Vila Nova de Foz Côa

The higher reaches of the Douro are known for their harsh terrain, with baking hot summers and cold winters. Yet this apparently inhospitable region was home to a prehistoric people whose rock engravings, fully mapped only in the 1990s, may now be visited with a guide. This region is also known for the delicate oil made from olives grown here, and for almonds, which in the town of Torre de Moncorvo are traditionally toasted with sugar.

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