Sabrosa Municipality

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Template: Infobox city in Portugal / Maintenance / Web page is blank Sabrosa is a small town ( Vila ) and a circle ( concelho ) in Portugal, with 1,200 inhabitants (as of 30 June 2011). It belongs to the Upper Douro Valley, the first protected wine region in the world, since 2001 a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • 3.1 circle
  • 3.2 Demographics
  • 3.3 Local holiday
  • 3.4 Town twinning


Various finds and excavations indicate a prehistoric settlement, such as the dolmens of the Neolithic Age or the Iron Age Castro ( portug for Wallburg ). The following Romans settled here also, witness what finds of coins or Roman- Lusitanian tombs. His first city rights ( Foral ) in the independent Kingdom of Portugal received Sabrosa 1196th The independent circuit Sabrosa was created in 1836 by splitting off from the circle of Vila Real.

Culture and sights

Among the monuments of the town include several historic public buildings, historic houses, fountains and sacred buildings, including the late Baroque parish church Igreja de Paroquial Sabrosa (also Igreja de São Salvador), among others, Altarpieces of gilded wood ( Talha dourada ) holds. The historical town center as a whole is a listed building.

In addition to the municipal convention center Auditório and the city Biblioteca Municipal Library, designed by Souto Moura Espaço Cultural Miguel Torga is another cultural center of gravity of the place, the life and work of the writer, but also the art with exhibitions and events dedicated to.

Various thematically organized trails are created in the county, dedicated to the history and archeology, or even the wine.

Archaeological finds in the circle

  • The Castle of the Moors (Portuguese for Castle of the Moors, there is on the Iberian peninsula, six more plants of this name ), about 2 km from the village, was exposed on the surface in 1968. The native plant from pre-Roman times so far yielded no finds.
  • The Roman- Lusitanian cemetery Cemitério Luso - romano Quinta da Relva
  • The 6000 years old tombs of Mamoa de Madorras
  • The Iron Age hill fort Castro de Sabrosa, which was extended by the Romans to the fortress
  • The medieval ruins of TOUCAS, especially the rock tombs from the 5th century AD.



Sabrosa is the seat of the homonymous district. The neighboring districts are (clockwise starting from the north ): Vila Pouca de Aguiar, Alijó, São João da Pesqueira, Tabuaço, Armamar, Peso da Régua and Vila Real.

The following municipalities ( Freguesias ) lying in circle Sabrosa:

  • Fermentões
  • Celeirós
  • Covas do Douro
  • Gouvães do Douro
  • Gouvinhas
  • Parada de pinhão
  • Paradela de Guiães
  • Paços, formerly Passos
  • Provesende
  • Sabrosa
  • São Cristóvão do Douro
  • São Lourenço de Ribapinhão
  • São Martinho de Antas
  • Souto Maior
  • Torre do pinhão
  • Vilarinho de São Romão


Local holiday

  • September 8


Sons and daughters of the town

  • Ferdinand Magellan (1480-1521), sailor
  • João Evangelista Pereira da Silva (1708-1782), Brazilian Bishops
  • António Lobo Barbosa Teixeira Ferreira Girão (1785-1863), noble politician, agricultural entrepreneur and author
  • Joaquim Pinheiro de Azevedo Pereira Leite (1829-1918), noble winemaker who has made ​​outstanding contributions to the rescue of the wine culture in the Douro during the phylloxera end of the 19th century
  • Mariana Coelho (1857-1954), educator and author, significant women's rights activist in Brazil
  • António Teixeira de Sousa (1857-1917), physician and politician, several times minister until the proclamation of the Portuguese Republic in 1910
  • Gonçalo Lobo Pereira Caldas de Barros (1887-1968), military and politicians
  • Miguel Torga (1907-1995), physician and writer
  • Loureiro dos Santos ( b. 1936 ), military, Chief of Staff, two-time defense minister
  • Alexandre Parafita (* 1956), writer
  • Emanuel ( born 1957 ), pop singers, composer and producer
  • Suzy Paula, singer