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Marvel at ornate religious shrines and discover idyllic vineyards in this ancient city in Portugal’s picturesque Douro Valley.

The countryside town of Lamego has long been considered one of the most historically significant sites in all of Portugal. Home to a 12th-century castle and cathedral, Lamego prides itself on its role in the political and religious development of the country. It was here in 1139 that nobles decreed Afonso Henriques the first King of Portugal. Today, most travelers visit Lamego to tour the region’s historic churches and award-winning wineries.

For a sense of the city’s history, explore downtown Lamego. Climb the three-story keep of the Castelo, where you’ll learn about battles between Christians and Moors. Nearby, you’ll find the Sé de Lamego, the city’s Gothic cathedral. The church dates back to the reign of Alfonso Henriques and features stunning ceiling frescoes by the Italian artist Nicolau Nasoni. Across the street sits Museu de Lamego, the town’s museum. Housed in the former bishop’s palace, the museum offers a diverse range of exhibits, including Renaissance altars, Flemish tapestries and horse-drawn carriages. Admission is free on Sunday mornings.

Head west on the tree-lined Avenida Dr. Alfredo de Sousa to see the city’s most celebrated attraction, the Santuário de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios. This 18th-century baroque shrine stands atop one of the city’s tallest hills. To access the church, walk up the ornate 700-step staircase and pause at each of the landings to admire tile mosaics known as azulejos. The church is also accessible by car. Every September thousands of pilgrims trek to the shrine and the city holds a multiday festival, which includes concerts and theatrical performances.

Lamego is also well-known for its wines. Tour the cellars at Caves da Raposeira and taste their selection of sparkling wines. North of the city you can learn about winemaking at the vineyards Quinta da Pacheca and Quinta do Vallado.

Lamego is 70 miles (107 kilometers) east of Porto, from which it can be reached by bus or train. It’s best to rent a car if you’re looking to explore the region’s vineyards.

Top hotels in Lamego

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
The Wine House Hotel - Quinta da Pacheca
The Wine House Hotel - Quinta da Pacheca
4 out of 5
Rua do Relógio do Sol, 261, Cambres, Lamego
The price is £152 per night

This family-friendly Lamego hotel is located on the riverfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Douro Museum, Museu do Douro and Alameda dos Capitaes Park. Peso da Regua ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (212 reviews)

"It was an excellent stay! We did a guided and personalized tour of the farm with a tasting of table wines and Port wines at the end"…"

Reviewed on 26 May 2020

The Wine House Hotel - Quinta da Pacheca
Six Senses Douro Valley
Six Senses Douro Valley
5 out of 5
Quinta de Vale Abraão, Samodães, Lamego
The price is £446 per night

Located on the riverfront, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Douro Museum, Alameda dos Capitaes Park, and Museu do Douro. Lamego Municipal ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (129 reviews)

"Felt luxurious. We were so comfortable and relaxed."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Six Senses Douro Valley
Quinta de Casaldronho Wine Hotel
Quinta de Casaldronho Wine Hotel
4 out of 5
EN 313 Valdigem, Lamego
The price is £109 per night

Situated in the historical district, this hotel is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Quinta de Santa Eufemia, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Douro Museum and Peso da Regua Parish ...

4.4/5Excellent! (132 reviews)

"Beautiful property and rooms! The staff was terrific, the food and drinks were excellent, and the view from our room and balcony overlooking the vineyards were amazing! I would highly recommend this property."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2019

Quinta de Casaldronho Wine Hotel

Popular places to visit in Lamego

Nossa Senhora dos Remedios
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Nossa Senhora dos Remedios

Find out about the history of Lamego with a stop at Nossa Senhora dos Remedios. Wander the riverfront in this relaxing area.

Passadiços do Paiva
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Passadiços do Paiva

4/5(5 reviews)

You can take time to visit Passadiços do Paiva during your travels to Arouca. Stroll along the area's riverfront or simply enjoy its restaurants.

Solar de Mateus
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Solar de Mateus

You can find out about the history of Vila Real with a stop at Solar de Mateus. Stroll along the riverfront in this relaxing area or visit its wineries.

Top things to do in Lamego

Douro Valley Private Tour with Local Guide
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Douro Valley Private Tour with Local Guide

£198
Per adult
4 days Douro Tour, hotel, wine tastings, cruise, buggy, Fado
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4 days Douro Tour, hotel, wine tastings, cruise, buggy, Fado

£900
Per adult
A Complete scenic wine experience
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A Complete scenic wine experience

£99
Per adult
Visit to Guimarães and Braga with lunch included
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Visit to Guimarães and Braga with lunch included

£103
Per adult
Paiva Walkways Full-Day Hiking Experience
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Paiva Walkways Full-Day Hiking Experience

94% of travellers recommend
£52
Per adult
Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, River Cruise and Lunch
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Douro Valley Tour: Wine Tasting, River Cruise and Lunch

100% of travellers recommend
£80
Per adult