is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the entire Douro region, the viewpoint of S. Leonardo, where Miguel Torga “dived” into the river and became embred in the magnificent landscape of this “sublimated Doiro”, whom in one of his “Diaries” called “excess nature”.
Monte de S. Leonardo is located to the east of the village of Galafura and at an altitude of 566 metres. Here existed a Roman fort, of which was Governor Galafre, etymology of the current name of the parish of Galafura. From this viewpoint, in addition to the viewover the Douro, you can see the regions of Armamar, Sabrosa, Tabuaço, Fontelo or Valença do Douro, among many other places that frame the landscape. In Monte de S. Leonardo, formed of flint and quartz, there are several Roman wells, some very deep, as a result of research and extraction of ores.
How to get there?
From the Magnificent Douro pier,
Continue to the N323
1 min (170 m)
Follow n222 and N313-2
44 min (37.7 km)
Follow R. de São Leonardo onto N313-1
5 min (2.9 km)