The ancient village of Salzedas in the Douro

Salzedas dates back to the 12th century, when the Cistercian Monastery of Santa Maria de Salzedas was built. This monastery, which is a national monument, became one of the richest, largest and most important Portuguese monasteries and had a notable and significant library. Other attractions of the village include the Romanesque bridge of Vila Pouca and a  collection of houses and streets Quelho de Salzedas.