THE RIVER DUERO: SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
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The Duero, or the Douro River, depending on which country we happen to be in, represents both a border and union of these two Iberian countries. On the shores of the river we find historical sites such as Zamora in Spain and Lamego in Portugal, where this country’s independence was recognized in the 12th century. Crossing the border into Portugal, we soon recognize that this land no longer resembles Castile. From Miranda do Douro to Porto, the river provides spectacular landscapes: the bare granite walls from the Arribes give way to the terrace vineyards further inland, and finally the old neighborhoods of Porto built on slopes and held together by daring steel bridges.
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