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Sep 2023 • Family
It was a long ride but it was worth it . Extraordinary view loved watching over douro … recommend also doing up into the next village lovely restaurant so tasty
Written 8 September 2023
Apr 2023 • Solo
Getting here was quite the experience - I followed Google Maps, which probably took me on a strange route, but it got me there eventually! Lots of twists and turns, but absolutely beautiful every second of the drive. This lookout was great, I was fortunate enough to have the area all to myself and the weather was beautiful. The only reason I rate this 4 starts instead of 5 is that I think there may be more impressive lookouts in the Douro Valley — but I’d still recommend making this lookout a part of your road trip.
Written 8 August 2023
The hill of S. Salvador do Mundo, the Old Castle or Ermo, had its first occupations in Prehistory, mainly from the end of the 4th millennium BC, the Late Neolithic period. The viewpoint of São Salvador do mundo is located on the left bank of the Douro river which is the Douro Demarcated Region an area classified as World Heritage. Also considered as the largest sanctuary of the Alto Douro, it is constituted by a set of chapels that stand along the hill, and who are dating back until the XVI century. At the bottom of the mountain you can see the “Valeira Dam” and the historic “Cachão de Valeira”, famous for being the site of Death of the Baron of Forester. When arriving at the location, you have place to leave the car, but you can also continue a bit uphill by following the narrow street, and here you can try to park the car before the fence? From here it is steep uphill for another 200 meters.
Written 17 July 2021
Steep narrow cobbled roads that seem like you should be on foot, but once at the top its a view to remember. When the light rain started, the trip down (on a different but just as hairy drive) meant that you were too shaken to do the boat trip or wine tasting at the bottom. Food however, was available, and very good. Glad we did not eat efore the drive up.
Written 22 October 2019
Sep 2019 • Couples
Tried going from Pinhao but did not manage to find it . Roads were not v good and it was a dry environment not pretty at all
Written 19 October 2019
Sep 2019 • Friends
Miradouro do Sao Salvador do Mundo is a lookout located, where is the church of Sao Salvador, near a little town called Sao Joao de Pesqueira, in Douro Valley, in the North of Portugal. Here you can see wonderful views of the Douro River and their meanders. Really, it is a very beautiful place to come and see from different angles the river. I recommend you come here at evening or noon, because at morning, the sun is on the river. A very beautiful place to finish a day in Douro Region.
Written 24 September 2019
Oct 2018 • Couples
This viewpoint is easy to get to as you can drive to near the top. The road is quite steep and narrow but there was no other car around. We were here on a beautiful day in October without anyone else around. The short 10 minute hike uphill brings us to several altars with another view.
Written 12 October 2018
Jun 2017 • Couples
Probably the best view is even before you get to the summit and the chapels of devotion. Still the whole area is very nice for a picnic and to walk
Written 24 June 2017
Apr 2017 • Couples
No words can describe the feeling of seeing the Douro and its surroundings with such magnificence. 10 times better than what we were expecting by pictures seen before 🙂. Really worth it.
Written 16 April 2017
May 2016 • Family
One of the most beautiful views from a mountain top I've ever seen. The valley has views that I've never seen anywhere else.
Written 23 May 2016
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