Wine-Growing Village of Provesende

Sabrosa
Description

Provesende is a charming parish located in the beautiful municipality of Sabrosa, in the  fertile demarcated Douro region, where the famous Porto  wine is produced.

Located in a small “plateau” overlooking the river Pinhão, this is a region of great natural beauty, with a  strong rural tendency that has persisted over the centuries, especially since the creation of the Douro Wine region, in the 18th century.

This is a place of ancient human occupation, as attested by the remains  of a Castro Lusitano, which still today is worth visiting the magnificent panorama.

It is said that the  Provesende place name  will come from the ancient legend of Zaide. Zaide would be a Moor, brother of Jahia King of Toledo who  lived in  the towering Castle of São Domingos, in the vicinity of Provesende, formerly known as San Joanes. One day, the castle was attacked by the Christian forces and there was a  massacre; they perished all the Moors who lived there, escaping the King Zaide who, nevertheless, was captured, tortured and murdered. In the moment  of greatest suffering exclaimed: "prove  Zaide, prove  Zaide!", leading  to the "Provesende" place name.

It is worth walking through the typical and quiet streets of Provesende, where we find  the old Pillory, the baroque Parish  Church, the 18th century Fountain and the several  manor houses ,  such as the Casas da Praça, the  Calçada, the  Belezas, the Santos, the Fundo da Vila,  among many others that confirm the economic  power of this wine-growing  village.

 

 

Location: Sabrosa
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