The Douro River rises in the Urbión Mountains, in the north of Spain, at around 2000 meters of altitude. It is the second largest river in Portugal with a total length of 895 km; in Portuguese territory the river is only 210 km long and is navigable all long that course thanks to the dams that nowadays are also an attraction, due to the difference in the water level. The Carrapatelo Dam has a difference in the water level of 35 meters, one of the deepest in Europa.
The region around Pinhão and São João da Pesqueira is considered to be the centre of Port wine.
Oporto is the main hub city in northern Portugal and its historic centre is declared as a UNESCO monumental place.
A simple video recorded in my vacations with a hand held Canon 7D + Tamron 17-50mm
Music: Zero 7 "Today Feat. Jose Gonzalez"