Vila Real, Portugal
Vila Real is a city in Vila Real Municipality, Trás-os-Montes, northern Portugal. Founded in 1272, Vila Real (which means 'royal town') is a thriving agricultural centre ideally situated on an upland plateau ringed with mountains.

In Vila Real visitors will see many interesting old buildings with elegant stone façades, their portals decorated with the original owners' coats of arms, with many of their descendants still in residence. It was also the birthplace of Diogo Cão, the first navigator to reach the mouth of the River Congo in 1482.

Things to See & Do

* Church of São Pedro
* Gothic Cathedral
* Solar de Mateus
* Diogo Cao’s House
* City Square

General Information

Cruise Season – March - Dec
Currency – Euro (EUR)
Language – Portuguese
Land Area – 37.8 km²
Population – 50,150 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style.
Time – UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – + 351

Port Location – The river port at Vila Real is situated on the Douro River.

Travel Links - Vila Real's Airfield, located in Vila Nova de Cima, approximately 4 Km from the city center, has regular flights connecting to Bragança and Lisboa.

Local trains(linha do Corgo)between the cities of Regua)Peso da Regua)and Vila Real.