Museum in Miranda do Douro

Museu da Terra de Miranda

This modest but attractive museum sheds light on a unique culture that has preserved age-old traditions into the 21st century. The handsome 17th-century building (formerly Miranda’s town hall and jail) houses a...

Portuguese in Miranda do Douro

São Pedro

Just in from the main old-town gate, this restaurant serves up a fine posta á São Pedro (grilled veal steak dressed with garlic and olive oil). The €13 menu do dia includes soup or salad, main course, dessert,...

Landmark in Miranda do Douro

Barragem de Miranda

A road crawls across this 80m-high dam about 1km east of town, and on to Zamora, 55km away in Spain. Even dammed, the gorge is dramatic. You can take a one-hour boat trip through the gorge with Europarques.

Portuguese in Miranda do Douro

Capa d’Honras

Named after the sinister-looking cape that is traditional to the region, this upmarket place just inside the old town gates serves local specialities such as posta (veal steak) as well as very good bacalhau (cod).

Cathedral in Miranda do Douro

Inside the right transept of this handsomely severe 16th-century cathedral, look for the doll-like Menino Jesus da Cartolinha, a Christ child in a becoming top hat whose wardrobe rivals Khloé Kardashian's, thanks...

Area in Miranda do Douro

Old Town

The backstreets in Miranda's old town hide some dignified 15th-century facades. Some of the finest are along Rua da Costanilha, which runs west off Praça de Dom João III, ending in a Gothic gate.

Portuguese in Miranda do Douro

O Mirandês

Below the castle, just off the main road leading into the old town, this unassuming light-filled spot is popular with locals for its great-value lunch specials and tasty dinners.

Portuguese in Miranda do Douro

O Moinho

Despite lacklustre service, this new-town spot serves up glorious Douro views along with a wide-ranging menu featuring pizza, pasta, salads and Portuguese standards.