Douro River

From the glittering coastal city of Porto, Portugal into northern Spain, the Douro River is a sight to behold. The Douro River Valley boasts some of the region’s most incredible wines and seemingly endless World Heritage sites. Roughly translated to “river of gold”, The Douro shimmers with infinite possibility.

River Facts

Length557 miles (897 km)
Primary SourcePicos de Urbion, Spain
MouthAtlantic Ocean, Porto, Portugal
CountriesSpain, Portugal
Notable CitiesPorto (Portugal)

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

  • Portugal: Historic Center of Oporto
  • Portugal: Luiz I Bridge
  • Portugal: Monastery of Serra do Pilar
  • Portugal: Historic Center of Guimaraes
  • Portugal: Alto Douro Wine Region
  • Spain: Old City of Salamanca
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