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About Vega de Terrón

Vega de Terrón is a small port town on the Douro River; its most distinctive feature is the Chafariz dos Pretos fountain near the market square. Vega de Terrón serves as a Douro River gateway to the fascinating Spanish city of Salamanca, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; it is also near Figueira de Castelo Rodrigo, a small village with surrounding defensive walls, offering insight into life in the region as early as the 13th century, when Count Rodrigo Gonzalez de Girón signed the town over to the Portuguese king pursuant to the Treaty of Alcanices. Castelo Rodrigo has historically been a way station for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela; St. Francis of Assisi is said to have spent a night here while making the journey to the holy site.

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