Diagares Village

Diagares Village

History

Aldeia de Diagares, located within the 48-hectare Quinta de Diagares, is in the parish of Valadares, in the municipality of Baião.
The village consists of 12 houses and a chapel, which were in an advanced state of disrepair.
They recently underwent a meticulous restoration process aimed at giving these buildings a new lease of life, while preserving their original design.
The chapel, called Capela de Santo António, was given its name due to the presence of an ancient statue of the saint inside. This chapel, dating from the 17th century, has been restored while remaining faithful to its religious essence

Accommodations

Of the 12 existing houses, 7 have been restored for residential use, while 3 have been converted into a dining room. In the dining room, there is a terrace that allows you to enjoy the beautiful surrounding views and a spa area that offers the opportunity to relax to the sound of nature. It's worth noting that all the houses are equipped with kitchenettes, dining/leisure rooms and fireplaces. In addition, the venue has a conference room with capacity for approximately 30 to 40 people.

Products and Services

Accommodation with meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the restaurant, where guests can enjoy meals prepared with regional products, including some from the farm itself.

Operation and Rates:

Services are available throughout the year. Rates vary according to the season: low, medium and high. Higher prices apply during festive periods, holidays and weekends.

Reception opening hours:

Sunday to Thursday: 8 am to 8 pm. Friday and Saturday: 8 am to 10 pm. On the eve of public holidays, festive periods and high season: from 8 am to 10 pm.

Accommodation features:

Exceptional comfort and convenience. Architecture and decoration that reflect the rural theme and antiquity of the village houses. Positioning them in the medium-high segment, due to the high quality of the construction elements, equipment and decoration.

Activities

Walking Tours

We provide leaflets and itineraries for walking tours of Quinta de Diagares, Aldeia de Diagares - Agroturismo, and the surrounding region, including the parish of Valadares and the municipality of Baião.

Bicycle tours

We offer 6 bicycles so that clients can enjoy longer rides through the landscapes of the Douro Valley, with itineraries and leaflets to help them along the way.

Trips on the Douro

In collaboration with river tour operators, we offer programmes of boat trips on the River Douro.

Harvests

In partnerships with agricultural farms, including Quinta de Diagares itself, provide tourists with the experience of local harvesting showing the traditions and rituals of these activities. We produce blueberries, kiwi fruit, citrus fruits, honey, cherries and livestock (sheep, pigs, etc.).

Activities

Jeep tours

We offer nature tours with jeeps, exploring the stunning landscapes of the Douro Valley, Serra do Marão, Caldas de Aregos and other remote locations.

Programs at the Quinta

Quinta de Diagares offers unique conditions for picnics, fishing in Ribeiro da Ermida, camping and exploring the quinta with 2 buggys available for visitors.

Groups and companies

We offer special conditions for groups, combining various ersonalised programmes, outdoor activities, team building, conference equipment and coffee break service.

Other activities

In partnership with tourist entertainment companies and other entities, including Baião Town Hall, local restaurants and the Eça de Queirós Foundation, we develop various tourist activities.

Baião

History of Baião

Baião is a municipality in the district of Porto. It is bordered to the south by the river Douro, to the northwest by the river Tâmega and to the north and northeast by the Marão mountain range. The settlement of these lands began many years ago. It is thought that the first settlements appeared in the 5th or 4th millennium BC.

In the Aboboreira and Castelo de Matos mountains, archaeological studies have revealed the existence of a huge megalithic necropolis - one of the largest in Portugal - with around four dozen Mamoas. The Celts were probably the first people to stay here. Their dominance in this region is strongly marked by castros, menhirs and other archaeological finds. Their culture has always remained in this Marão enclave and their presence can still be felt today.

At the turn of the High to Low Middle Ages, the land of Baião was formed, and it was dominated by a castle - the Castelo de Matos. Later, King João I gave the lands of Baião to a relative of the Constable Nuno Álvares Pereira. Baião is the municipality with the highest percentage of green area and forest in the district of Porto. It has several natural resources of unique beauty, such as the Serra da Aboboreira, the Serra do Marão, the Serra do Castelo de Matos or the Douro, Teixeira and Ovil rivers.

The municipality of Baião is famous for the quality of its meats, where smoked meats and oven-roasted lamb are king, not forgetting its wines.

Baião - Natural life

On the slopes that connect the peak of Marão to the Douro river, marked by "powerfully hollowed out" valleys, where watercourses such as the Ovil, Valadares, Zêzere and Teixeira meander, making it one of the greenest municipalities in the region...

Baião - Land of flavours

The gastronomy of Baião is so special that some even say that Eça de Queiroz fell in love with both the landscape of this land and the flavors of its traditional cuisine when he wrote A Cidade e as Serras (The City and the Mountains), referring to the magnificent broad bean rice. This is borne out by the title that the Brazilian ambassador, Dário Castro Alves, gave to the Queirosian cultural gastronomic dictionary: Era Tormes e Amanhecia.

Baião - Ancient land

The landscape of Baião today is the result of the distinctive way in which man has occupied and transformed the territory over thousands of years, resulting in a landscape of great cultural value, with a strong heritage legacy. The oldest occupation of this territory is concentrated on the central plateaus of the Aboboreira and Castelo mountains and dates back to recent prehistory, which spans a long chronological period of four thousand years (5th to 1st millennium BC) and includes different remains known thanks to the Serra da Aboboreira Archaeological Field research project.

Baião - Land of adventure

There is a land that invites us to be part of the adventure, with places that inspire us, where the breeze becomes an ally, emotions are realized and reality is transformed into sensations. This is a land where we can be authentic and daring...
To live is to conquer and experience the unknown, to climb to the highest point and shout, to enjoy the landscape, side by side with the elements that make it up...
Come and discover Baião!

Baião - Land of culture

The municipality of Baião has remarkable heritage values, panoramas, customs and traditions that enrich and particularize this part of the country.
Writers such as Camilo Castelo Branco, Alves Redol, Agustina Bessa-Luís, Soeiro Pereira Gomes and Eça de Queiroz - who immortalized the municipality's landscape in his novel A Cidade e as Serras - as well as children's writer António Mota, often refer to this landscape in their works.
The Eça de Queiroz Foundation, the dolmens of Serra da Aboboreira, the monastery of Santo André de Ancede, the religious heritage, handicrafts, small museums and interpretive centers invite you to visit Baião.

Diagares Village

History

Aldeia de Diagares, located within the 48-hectare Quinta de Diagares,
is in the parish of Valadares, in the municipality of Baião.
The village consists of 12 houses and a chapel, which were in an advanced state of disrepair.
They recently underwent a meticulous restoration process aimed at giving these buildings a new lease of life, while preserving their original design.
The chapel, called Capela de Santo António, was given its name due to the presence of an ancient statue of the saint inside. This chapel, dating from the 17th century, has been restored while remaining faithful to its religious essence.

Accommodations

Of the 12 existing houses, 7 have been restored for residential use, while 3 have been converted into a dining room. In the dining room, there is a terrace that allows you to enjoy the beautiful surrounding views and a spa area that offers the opportunity to relax to the sound of nature.
It's worth noting that all the houses are equipped with kitchenettes, dining/leisure rooms and fireplaces. In addition, the venue has a conference room with capacity for approximately 30 to 40 people.

Products and Services

Accommodation with meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the restaurant, where guests can enjoy meals prepared with regional products, including some from the farm itself.

Operation and Rates:

Services are available throughout the year. Rates vary according to the season: low, medium and high. Higher prices apply during festive periods, holidays and weekends.

Reception opening hours:

Sunday to Thursday: 8 am to 8 pm. Friday and Saturday: 8 am to 10 pm. On the eve of public holidays, festive periods and high season: from 8 am to 10 pm.

Accommodation features:

Exceptional comfort and convenience. Architecture and decoration that reflect the rural theme and antiquity of the village houses. Positioning them in the medium-high segment, due to the high quality of the construction elements, equipment and decoration.

Activities

Walking Tours

We provide leaflets and itineraries for walking tours of Quinta de Diagares, Aldeia de Diagares - Agroturismo, and the surrounding region, including the parish of Valadares and the municipality of Baião.

Bicycle tours

We offer 6 bicycles so that clients can enjoy longer rides through the landscapes of the Douro Valley, with itineraries and leaflets to help them along the way.

Trips on the Douro

In collaboration with river tour operators, we offer programmes of boat trips on the River Douro.

Harvests

In partnerships with agricultural farms, including Quinta de Diagares itself, provide tourists with the experience of local harvesting showing the traditions and rituals of these activities. We produce blueberries, kiwi fruit, citrus fruits, honey, cherries and livestock (sheep, pigs, etc.).

Activities

Jeep tours

We offer nature tours with jeeps, exploring the stunning landscapes of the Douro Valley, Serra do Marão, Caldas de Aregos and other remote locations.

Programs at the Quinta

Quinta de Diagares offers unique conditions for picnics, fishing in Ribeiro da Ermida, camping and exploring the quinta with 2 buggys available for visitors.

Groups and companies

We offer special conditions for groups, combining various personalised programmes, outdoor activities, team building, conference equipment and coffee break service.

Other activities

In partnership with tourist entertainment companies and other entities, including Baião Town Hall, local restaurants and the Eça de Queirós Foundation, we develop various tourist activities.

Baião

History of Baião

Baião is a municipality in the district of Porto. It is bordered to the south by the river Douro, to the northwest by the river Tâmega and to the north and northeast by the Marão mountain range.

The settlement of these lands began many years ago. It is thought that the first settlements appeared in the 5th or 4th millennium BC.
In the Aboboreira and Castelo de Matos mountains, archaeological studies have revealed the existence of a huge megalithic necropolis - one of the largest in Portugal - with around four dozen Mamoas. The Celts were probably the first people to stay here. Their dominance in this region is strongly marked by castros, menhirs and other archaeological finds. Their culture has always remained in this Marão enclave and their presence can still be felt today.

At the turn of the High to Low Middle Ages, the land of Baião was formed, and it was dominated by a castle - the Castelo de Matos. Later, King João I « gave the lands of Baião to a relative of the Constable Nuno Álvares Pereira. Baião is the municipality with the highest percentage of green area and forest in the district of Porto. It has several natural resources of unique beauty, such as the Serra da Aboboreira, the Serra do Marão, the Serra do Castelo de Matos or the Douro, Teixeira and Ovil rivers.

The municipality of Baião is famous for the quality of its meats, where smoked meats and oven-roasted lamb are king, not forgetting its wines.

Baião - Natural life

On the slopes that connect the peak of Marão to the Douro river, marked by "powerfully hollowed out" valleys, where watercourses such as the Ovil, Valadares, Zêzere and Teixeira meander, making it one of the greenest municipalities in the region...

Baião - Land of flavours

The gastronomy of Baião is so special that some even say that Eça de Queiroz fell in love with both the landscape of this land and the flavors of its traditional cuisine when he wrote A Cidade e as Serras (The City and the Mountains), referring to the magnificent broad bean rice. This is borne out by the title that the Brazilian ambassador, Dário Castro Alves, gave to the Queirosian cultural gastronomic dictionary: Era Tormes e Amanhecia.

Baião - Ancient land

The landscape of Baião today is the result of the distinctive way in which man has occupied and transformed the territory over thousands of years, resulting in a landscape of great cultural value, with a strong heritage legacy. The oldest occupation of this territory is concentrated on the central plateaus of the Aboboreira and Castelo mountains and dates back to recent prehistory, which spans a long chronological period of four thousand years (5th to 1st millennium BC) and includes different remains known thanks to the Serra da Aboboreira Archaeological Field research project.

Baião - Land of adventure

There is a land that invites us to be part of the adventure, with places that inspire us, where the breeze becomes an ally, emotions are realized and reality is transformed into sensations. This is a land where we can be authentic and daring...

To live is to conquer and experience the unknown, to climb to the highest point and shout, to enjoy the landscape, side by side with the elements that make it up...
Come and discover Baião!

Baião - Land of culture

The municipality of Baião has remarkable heritage values, panoramas, customs and traditions that enrich and particularize this part of the country.
Writers such as Camilo Castelo Branco, Alves Redol, Agustina Bessa-Luís, Soeiro Pereira Gomes and Eça de Queiroz - who immortalized the municipality's landscape in his novel A Cidade e as Serras - as well as children's writer António Mota, often refer to this landscape in their works.
The Eça de Queiroz Foundation, the dolmens of Serra da Aboboreira, the monastery of Santo André de Ancede, the religious heritage, handicrafts, small museums and interpretive centers invite you to visit Baião.

History

Aldeia de Diagares, located within the 48-hectare Quinta de Diagares, is in the parish of Valadares, in the municipality of Baião.
The village consists of 12 houses and a chapel, which were in an advanced state of disrepair.
They recently underwent a meticulous restoration process aimed at giving these buildings a new lease of life, while preserving their original design.
The chapel, called Capela de Santo António, was given its name due to the presence of an ancient statue of the saint inside. This chapel, dating from the 17th century, has been restored while remaining faithful to its religious essence.

Accommodations

Of the 12 existing houses, 7 have been restored for residential use, while 3 have been converted into a dining room. In the dining room, there is a terrace that allows you to enjoy the beautiful surrounding views and a spa area that offers the opportunity to relax to the sound of nature. It's worth noting that all the houses are equipped with kitchenettes, dining/leisure rooms and fireplaces. In addition, the venue has a conference room with capacity for approximately 30 to 40 people.

Products and Services

Accommodation with meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner served in the restaurant, where guests can enjoy meals prepared with regional products, including some from the farm itself.

Operation and Rates:

Services are available throughout the year. Rates vary according to the season: low, medium and high. Higher prices apply during festive periods, holidays and weekends.

Reception opening hours:

Sunday to Thursday: 8 am to 8 pm. Friday and Saturday: 8 am to 10 pm. On the eve of public holidays, festive periods and high season: from 8 am to 10 pm.

Accommodation features:

Exceptional comfort and convenience. Architecture and decoration that reflect the rural theme and antiquity of the village houses. Positioning them in the medium-high segment, due to the high quality of the construction elements, equipment and decoration.

Activities

Walking Tours

We provide leaflets and itineraries for walking tours of Quinta de Diagares, Aldeia de Diagares - Agroturismo, and the surrounding region, including the parish of Valadares and the municipality of Baião.

Bicycle tours

We offer 6 bicycles so that clients can enjoy longer rides through the landscapes of the Douro Valley, with itineraries and leaflets to help them along the way.

Trips on the Douro

In collaboration with river tour operators, we offer programmes of boat trips on the River Douro.

Harvests

In partnerships with agricultural farms, including Quinta de Diagares itself, provide tourists with the experience of local harvesting showing the traditions and rituals of these activities. We produce blueberries, kiwi fruit, citrus fruits, honey, cherries and livestock (sheep, pigs, etc.).

Activities

Jeep tours

We offer nature tours with jeeps, exploring the stunning landscapes of the Douro Valley, Serra do Marão, Caldas de Aregos and other remote locations.

Programs at the Quinta

Quinta de Diagares offers unique conditions for picnics, fishing in Ribeiro da Ermida, camping and exploring the quinta with 2 buggys available for visitors.

Groups and companies

We offer special conditions for groups, combining various personalised programmes, outdoor activities, team building, conference equipment and coffee break service.

Other Activities

In partnership with tourist entertainment companies and other entities, including Baião Town Hall, local restaurants and the Eça de Queirós Foundation, we develop various tourist activities.

Baião

History of Baião

Baião is a municipality in the district of Porto. It is bordered to the south by the river Douro, to the northwest by the river Tâmega and to the north and northeast by the Marão mountain range.
The settlement of these lands began many years ago. It is thought that the first settlements appeared in the 5th or 4th millennium BC.
In the Aboboreira and Castelo de Matos mountains, archaeological studies have revealed the existence of a huge megalithic necropolis - one of the largest in Portugal - with around four dozen Mamoas. The Celts were probably the first people to stay here. Their dominance in this region is strongly marked by castros, menhirs and other archaeological finds. Their culture has always remained in this Marão enclave and their presence can still be felt today.
At the turn of the High to Low Middle Ages, the land of Baião was formed, and it was dominated by a castle - the Castelo de Matos. Later, King João I gave the lands of Baião to a relative of the Constable Nuno Álvares Pereira. Baião is the municipality with the highest percentage of green area and forest in the district of Porto. It has several natural resources of unique beauty, such as the Serra da Aboboreira, the Serra do Marão, the Serra do Castelo de Matos or the Douro, Teixeira and Ovil rivers.

The municipality of Baião is famous for the quality of its meats, where smoked meats and oven-roasted lamb are king, not forgetting its wines.

Baião - Natural life

On the slopes that connect the peak of Marão to the Douro river, marked by "powerfully hollowed out" valleys, where watercourses such as the Ovil, Valadares, Zêzere and Teixeira meander, making it one of the greenest municipalities in the region...

Baião - Land of flavours

The gastronomy of Baião is so special that some even say that Eça de Queiroz fell in love with both the landscape of this land and the flavors of its traditional cuisine when he wrote A Cidade e as Serras (The City and the Mountains), referring to the magnificent broad bean rice. This is borne out by the title that the Brazilian ambassador, Dário Castro Alves, gave to the Queirosian cultural gastronomic dictionary: Era Tormes e Amanhecia.

Baião - Ancient land

The landscape of Baião today is the result of the distinctive way in which man has occupied and transformed the territory over thousands of years, resulting in a landscape of great cultural value, with a strong heritage legacy. The oldest occupation of this territory is concentrated on the central plateaus of the Aboboreira and Castelo mountains and dates back to recent prehistory, which spans a long chronological period of four thousand years (5th to 1st millennium BC) and includes different remains known thanks to the Serra da Aboboreira Archaeological Field research project.

Baião - Land of adventure

There is a land that invites us to be part of the adventure, with places that inspire us, where the breeze becomes an ally, emotions are realized and reality is transformed into sensations. This is a land where we can be authentic and daring...
To live is to conquer and experience the unknown, to climb to the highest point and shout, to enjoy the landscape, side by side with the elements that make it up...
Come and discover Baião!

Baião - Land of culture

The municipality of Baião has remarkable heritage values, panoramas, customs and traditions that enrich and particularize this part of the country. Writers such as Camilo Castelo Branco, Alves Redol, Agustina Bessa-Luís, Soeiro Pereira Gomes and Eça de Queiroz - who immortalized the municipality's landscape in his novel A Cidade e as Serras - as well as children's writer António Mota, often refer to this landscape in their works.
The Eça de Queiroz Foundation, the dolmens of Serra da Aboboreira, the monastery of Santo André de Ancede, the religious heritage, handicrafts, small museums and interpretive centers invite you to visit Baião.