Quinta da Barroca
Quinta da Barroca, is located in the Naçarães Valley on the south bank of the Douro Valley, in the World Heritage Site, in Armamar. Founded in 1989, it has emerged in the region as the first Agro-Tourism property. The place is shaped by a rustic landscape where tranquility, tradition and comfort come together in a memorable experience. The exceptionality of its location, allows those who visit us to find an excellent centrality of tourist interest in two regions simultaneously, the Douro Region and the Távora Varosa Region.
The surroundings of Quinta da Barroca have a natural beauty, always in line with the agricultural cycles of the vineyards and the extensive mountain apple orchards. The environment of nature in its pure form allows us to make pleasant pedagogical hiking and cycling tours in all its extension. Quinta da Barroca has several corners, where silence and comfort prevail.
Our offer provides diverse leisure moments, with two swimming pools (an outdoor pool and an heated indoor pool) tennis court, fitness area, jacuzzi, bar and a gaming room.
Ideal to enjoy the peace and quiet, silence and tranquillity, and escape from the urban stress and revitalize your energies.
A stay at Quinta da Barroca is always an unforgettable moment…
Quinta da barroca
Here, we live the tradition!
Quinta da Barroca has an extensive agricultural area
Our farm has an extensive area with more than 24 acres of land to be used for agricultural production, from grapes, pear, cherry, loquat, Kiwis and mountain apple.
The agricultural experiences of Quinta da Barroca are simple moments that will mark your memories, such as the smell of wet hearth, planting or harvesting vegetables in the educational garden, picking fruits directly from the orchard, breathing fresh air…
Feeling the countryside as it truly is, is a principle that Quinta da Barroca presents to its customers. Participate in the agricultural activities of our garden and feel the nature in its purest state. Each ingredient we produce here tells a different story.
We want your stay at Quinta da Barroca to be unforgettable and experienced with those who are the most dearest to you.
Take with you a remarkable experience and memory.
Quinta da Barroca is an enchanted place in the heart of the Alto Douro wine region
On the south bank of the Douro Valley, in the municipality of Armamar, Quinta da Barroca is an enchanted place in the heart of the Alto Douro wine region. A perfect setting framed by a rugged landscape, where friendship and family are evoked in an environment full of real moments.
The Douro Valley could as easily be called the enchanted valley, such is the beauty and magic that its landscapes offer.
Departing from Porto, where the river flows into the sea and where the Douro wines (table wines and Port wine), produced on its hillsides, also end up, there are various ways to get to know this cultural landscape, listed as a World Heritage Site: by road, by train, on a cruise boat and even by helicopter. None will leave you indifferent.
A Route between the Viewpoints
Following a route between the viewpoints that offer the best vistas, you need to cross the river from north to south and back again. But along the way you can admire breathtaking landscapes over the river and visit vineyards, towns and villages until you reach Miranda do Douro, the point at which the river enters Portugal.
Start at Vila Nova de Gaia with a visit to the lodges where Port wine is aged. Here you will get to know this wine a little better, taking the opportunity – how could you do otherwise? – to taste the precious nectar. And you can still see the old rabelo boats on the river, the vessels that carried the wine from the quintas where it is produced to the mouth of river, before the various dams that made the river navigable were built.
In Peso da Régua, the Douro Museum will provide a different perspective on the region and wine growing. Not far away, on the south bank, is Lamego, one of the most beautiful cities in Northern Portugal, located at the base of an immense blue and white tiled flight of steps leading to the Shrine of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios. In Pinhão, right by the river, the railway station is a must-see to admire its ancient tiles dedicated to the cultivation of vines.
Before arriving in Pocinho, you can make a detour on the south bank to visit the castle of Numão and enjoy the view over the skyline. A little further to the east is the Vale do Coa Archaeological Park, an open-air rock art gallery, classified as a World Heritage Site, and the attached Museum in Vila Nova de Foz Coa.
Once you get to Barca de Alva, you enter the International Douro Natural Park, as the river from here to Miranda do Douro makes the border between Portugal and Spain. At this point, the course of the river narrows, running between tall escarpments until it reaches the small border town on entering Portugal.
The Douro Wine Region Valley, up to Barca de Alva, is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world. First, the river carved the deep valleys out of the land and then Man transformed the schist mountains into soil and walls and planted the vines, green in summer, flame-coloured in autumn. With knowledge handed down from generation to generation, he inclined the terraces to expose the vines to the rays of the sun which give the grapes the warmth that the wine craves. It was from the fruits of the land and Man’s labour that this unique wine and landscape were made.