The old village of Alijó is situated to the east of Vila Real, in the heart of the Douro wine region in the north of Portugal. The Pousada was once an inn, the Barão de Forrester, named after a Scotsman, Joseph James Forrester, who arrived in Oporto in 1809 to encourage the production and export of port wine. Today Alijó is still surrounded by the famous quintas - small estates that produce port wine from their terraced vineyards. The Pousada itself is an elegant stone mansion with balconies, terraces, a pool and a tennis court. It provides a perfect base for exploring this wine-making region – for example, by taking a cruise on the River Douro, which winds through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Portugal.
133 km from Porto Airport, the centre of Alijó is a 5 minute walk, Vila Real is a 32 minute drive, and the Alvão Natural Park a 90 minute drive. Pinhao Railway Station is 16 km away.
This beautiful Pousada Alijo is tucked away in the heart of the Douro Port Wine grape-growing region of northern Portugal in the town of Alijo. Visiting this area is an absolute treat if you are a particular fan of Port wine, as here you will find a large number of the major producers of this unique fortified wine in this area.
CLASSIC ROOM – from € 104.00 / night