41.391508, -6.427005

The company was founded on February 3rd 1959.

The main message of RIBADOURO is “The continuation of tradition.” expresses how much we care for wine and traditions from the Northern Portugal.

The production is distributed by four wine brands – Pauliteiros, Mirandum,  Lhéngua Mirandesa IGP and Ribeira do Corso DOC. Each wine brand is related to the region’s history.

Cooperativa Agrícola RIBADOURO is located in the region of Trás os Montes e Alto Douro, municipality of Miranda do Douro, in Sendim.

In the beginning the vine-growing region of Trás-os-Montes was a IPR (Indication of Regulated Provenance) region, however in 2006 it became a DOC (Registered Designation of Origin) region.

This vine-growing region is bordered by the Douro region, one of the most ancient wine producing regions, and is divided into three subregions: Chaves, Planalto Mirandês and Valpaços. mapa de região

The vineyards of Planalto Mirandês are located by the Douro river.  Due to region’s weather conditions, harsh winters and hot summers, grape production is made without the need of pesticide treatments. The wines produced in the subregion of Planalto Mirandês.

The main varieties of the Planalto Mirandês include the Bastardo, Gouveio, Malvasia Fina, Red Mourisco, Rabo de Ovelha, Red Amarela, Touriga Francesa, Touriga Nacional and Viosinho.


The Convent of Balsamão has a part reserved for guests – House Retreat and Rest of Balsamão with central heating, 37 rooms with private bathroom, lounge andsatellite TV, conference room meetings or seminars, restaurant, bar and party hall for weddings, baptisms and
other gatherings.
The retreat house and rest of the Convent of Balsamão, as the name implies, is intended to spiritual retreats, courses, seminars, or simply relaxing a vacation away from the hustle of big cities.
People who are Hosted in the Convent may participate in the prayers of the religious community, if they so wish.
Silence that speaks, refreshing breezes, warm heat, wind that shakes, perfume inebriates, bringing faith, hope it inspires, ignites charity, peace that passes, God who reveals himself!
Vieux of Oranges-trees cloister.
The Convent of Balsamão is located in the north-east, Trás-os-Montes, in the heart of Bragança county, at 57 km from the city, 17 km away from Macedo de Cavaleiros and 4 km from the village of Chacim. The Balsamão hill is watered by river Azibo, in the south, with a small roman bridge lain across, and by the stream of Chacim in the north.
As high as 522 m, the small hill has very particular micro-climate that allows the growth of the orange-tree and the almond-tree, making the landscape astonishing when the bloom starts.
Party hall for weddings.
Facing it you find the Bornes Mountain, once called “honey hill” with its fertile valleys and hillocks. The visitor, among other touristic points, has the chance to see the roman bridges mentioned before, the village of Malta, once a property of the military order with the same name, which is closely connected to the history of Balsamão, the damming of Azibo with
its magnificent fluvial beach.
The Balsamão hill is an isolated place where you can enjoy the beauty of the nature and the silence.
The Historic memory of the convent is compose by the church( sanctuary of our lady of Balsamão), a small and old cloister and the room of the honour-able Frey Casimiro that conquers the tourists by its meaning, beauty and simplicity.
In the Convent lives a religious community, the Marians of the Immaculate Conception who owns the Convent. They offer a shelter for pilgrims and guests. It also develops an activity plan linked to religious matters and studies for religious life and priesthood.

The retreat house at Convento de Balsamão has 37 rooms – all equipped with telephone, restrooms and heating – social and TV rooms, library, museum, conference rooms, cafeteria, restaurant, ballroom, a chapel and a church that has just undertaken a comprehensive restoration.
Activities: Guided tour of the convent including museum, cloisters, chapel and church. All marked hiking trails around the property. Guided visit to the famous beach at the Azibo River, tours to the cities of Macedo de Cavaleiros, Alfândega da Fé, Bragança, Miranda do Douro, Santiago de Compostela in Spain and others.

Services and comforts:

  • Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 24 Hours a day
  • Lunch and dinner
  • 24 Hour front desk


  • Banquets
  • Parking free
  • Outside the convent
  • Weddings and christenings
  • Restaurant and coffee bar


  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French



41.807388, -6.763911

Various local crafts store: cutlery, handmade shoes, pieces of wood adornment, “Caretos”, miniatures in stone, straw hats, wool garments, baskets, masks, stockings and woolen gloves, etc..

Open daily from 8:00 to 19:00

Closed Sunday afternoon

41.807388, -6.763911

Sales point  of regional products: Cheese, Honey, Wine, Sausages

Open daily from 8.00 to 19.00.

Closed Sunday afternoon.


Diversified Shop of regional products: honey, jams, sausages, many kind of cheese, pollen, nuts, honey with nuts, olive oil, beans, corn, etc..

Has local crafts shop, mainly works in basketry and woodwork.

Open daily from 8:00 to 19:00

Closed Sunday afternoon


Sales point of diversified regional products: Cured Meats, Regional Wines, Port Wine, Licors, olive oil, cheese, nuts, olive oils and wines of Quinta Romeo.

Open daily 8:00 a.m. 19:00

Closed Sunday afternoon.


Sales point of Traditional Meats of Braganza. Also available liquors, olive oil, cheese, jam, teas and medicinal soaps (famous Cleopatra Donkey’s milk)

Open daily from 8.00 to 19.00.

Closed Sunday afternoon.

41.807388, -6.763911

Sales point of traditional bread of Bragança. Also has varied regional jams and other sweets, traditional “Folar”, regional cheeses, sausages, olive oil, honey and dried fruits.

Open daily from 8:00 to 19:00

Closes Sunday afternoons.

Av. Luciano Cordeiro, 17 (5300-191 Bragança)
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Handcraft, Wooden Flower Arrangements

A simple broken branch can serve to create a beautiful floral arrangement. To do that you need art and creativity, and these are the ingredients that  Paulo Pereira has. It is in nature that reaps all the raw material it uses in its work, twigs, pieces of wood, seeds, roots, rocks, and so many other things that later turns into beautiful adornments.

This Craftsman participates in Regional Craft Fairs and does custom work. Simple adornment to furniture, and he is always open to new challenges.

  • Shows
  • Work at home
  • International shipping
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What started as a hobby quickly became a way of life. Francisco Cangueiro, professional craftsman works wood for over 30 years. It is a constant presence in the most reputable Craft Fairs in the country and also in neighboring Spain, always presenting live work.

The Palaçoulo knives, internationally known, are the main feature of this craftsman but his work is much more diverse, creating the most varied parts in wooden frames, ornaments, etc..

Open every day


  • Shows
  • Credit and ATM cards accepted
  • Live works
  • International shipping


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