The mountain and the majestic green area set the tone. The purity of the water, the roughness of the granite, and the authenticity of its people do the rest.
In the northern region of Portugal, we take a trip through the best that nature has to offer: idyllic landscapes, unique fauna, and flora, sublime cuisine.
The beauty and its ecological and ethnographic value make this place an authentic reserve of natural heritage. Here you can discover various signs of the ancient history of humanity, observe rare and endemic botanical species and discover the habitat of native and threatened species, the most emblematic being the Iberian Wolf.
About the Reserve
The Gerês-Xurés Transfrontier Biosphere Reserve was declared on May 27, 2009, by UNESCO, and is located in the Autonomous Community of Galicia (Spain) and in the Northern Region of Portugal. It covers a total area of 267,958 hectares, spread over two protected areas, joined by a border. It includes the territories of the Peneda-Gerês National Park (Portugal) and the Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurês Natural Park (Spain).
UNESCO Biosphere Reserves are committed to contributing to:
✓ conservation and preservation of landscapes, ecosystems and species
✓ socially, culturally and ecologically sustainable development
✓ research, monitoring, dissemination and environmental awareness