Facts and Data

Official Unesco Page

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2001
Size of heritage: 24,600 ha
- Buffer zone: 225,400 ha

Longitude: -6,201°
Latitude: 41,102°


Wine has been produced by traditional landholders in the Alto Douro region for some 2,000 years. Since the 18th century, its main product, port wine, has been world famous for its quality. This long tradition of viticulture has produced a cultural landscape of outstanding beauty that reflects its technological, social and economic evolution.

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