Visiting the Douro is to visit the ancient demarcated wine region in the world. But there are many other arguments that make this a must-see trip. With a gastronomy very rich in flavors and ingredients of the land, Douro has a landscape strongly marked by undulating terraces and by the river one of its most remarkable features.


To perceive the city of Peso da Régua as it is today means to go back in time and in history. With a strategic location, it was in the city, in 1756, that Marquês de Pombal instituted the General Company of the Vineyards of the Alto Douro, making it a neuralgic center of the region.

From here they went out to Gaia and its cellars, the Rabelo boats loaded with the most appreciated Port wine. The inauguration of the railway station of Peso da Régua in the 19th century also constitutes a remarkable moment in the history of the city whose communications depended then of the long and difficult river journeys.

Nowadays, the city continues to take advantage of its central positioning, serving, innumerable times as a starting point for those who go out to discover the Douro.


Place of crossroads of routes and, therefore, of people, Peso da Régua has in the gastronomy a reflection of this. Enjoy your visit and taste the many delicacies that the city has to offer: oven rice with roatling and baked potatoes, feijoada à transmontana or rancho with chickpeas are some of the dishes most appreciated by the regulars and Douro inhabitants.

For dessert, the creamed milk or the famous Régua Sweets are the brand image of the city and region. And if you’re curious to try sweets that have Port wine with ingredient, do not hesitate on trying the traditional Rabelos, Ferreirinhas or Régulas.