"ONCE A YEAR, GO SOMEPLACE YOU'VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE."

 

Dalai Lama

Dão & Fraga

 

The river gave its name and offered to the land the ideal conditions for the production of one of the best Portuguese mature wines. The magic of the nature and some prehistoric heritage make the Dão Wine Demarcated Region one of the most desirable to explore and discover in Portugal.

 

This Region, still unknown for many of us, has an unparalleled richness with several interesting things to do. From lovers of food and wine, to all lovers of history, culture and nature, everyone will find a reason to fall in love for this region.

 

Bounded by the “Ribeira do Pisão”, Casas da Fraga are located in the small village of Beijós, where Angelina de Sousa Mendes (wife of Aristides de Sousa Mendes, the Portuguese Consul in Bordeaux, who saved thousands of lives from the holocaust) was born and married.

 

Beijós is a small village in the municipality of Carregal do Sal, Viseu district, in the heart of the Dão Wine Demarcated Region, which is just 20 km away from the district capital (Viseu), 140 km from Oporto and 270 km from Lisbon. Within 5 Km you can find Cabanas de Viriato, where you can see the “Casa do Passal” - the main house of the Consul Aristides de Sousa Mendes.

 

“Fraga” is the name given to a land where we can find many rocks and boulders, like the ground where our houses are, giving it a huge beauty along with the river, the waterfall and the century watermill, which still works every day (“Casas da Fraga” means houses of the Fraga).

In the end, your feeling will be... I Love Dão!