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Vilarinho de Negrões: The Beautiful Dream-Like Peninsula


On the south bank of Albufeira do Alto Rabagão, lies Vilarinho de Negrões, one of the most picturesque villages of the Montalegre region (Norte).

Why? The village is set on a narrow and beautiful peninsula - a piece of land surrounded  by  water. With a population just above 170, Vilarinho de Negrões is still a secret to most and even for many Portuguese.

Overlooking the river and mountains – almost dream-like scenario - Vilarinho de Negroes looks to be reflected in a mirror of water, spotted from a distance by its perfect symmetry, much like a Portuguese Garden of Eden. Because to this, Negrões (and most of Barroso Country) was celebrated  by photographic documentation "La Memoire Blanche" by Gilles Cervera (Author) and Gérard Fourel (Photography).

There is not much written about Vilarinho de Negrões, but it is said that the village was the birthplace of Domingos Pereira, a defender of the Monarchy in the 19th century. 


How to get there?
5 hours from Lisbon by car, 282 miles. Take the A1 north to the A41 to N205 in Braga. Go through N205 to local roads to Negrões.









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