Salzedas is a parish in the municipality of Tarouca, located on the right bank of the Varosa river. It was classified as a Douro Wine Village in 2001.

Its origin dates back to the 12th century, and the Cistercian Monastery of Santa Maria de Salzedas was built here, by order of D. Teresa, wife of Egas Moniz. It became one of the largest and richest Portuguese monasteries, with a remarkable library.

Close to Salzedas is located Ucanha, another wine-producing village, where you can find the Ucanha Tower where formerly tolls were collected that reverted to the monegastic coto of Salzedas.

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