Located on the valley of the Minho river, Melgaço is the northernmost town in Portugal, on the border with Spain. Melgaço has a rich historical and cultural heritage with many monuments from the Roman period and incredible tales and myths. It is a territory mainly dedicated to white and sparkling wine production, but has invested significantly in the promotion of entrepreneurship and tourism.

Quick Facts

  • Population: 8093
  • Nearest Airport: 153km
  • Nearest Hospital: less than 1-hour drive
  • Kindergarten and Basic Schools: yes
  • Affordable Housing
  • Rich Gastronomy and Tourism
  • Sports and Cultural Infrastructures
  • Amazing conditions for adventure sports: Portugal’s most radical nature destination

What you get when you move to Melgaço with us

  • Free co-working space and internet connection (for 12 months)
  • Support in finding long- or short-term housing
  • A welcoming community of like-minded Rural Movers
  • Exclusive perks and events
  • A new lifestyle in close contact with nature and tradition


Can’t wait to move to Melgaço?