Peneda-Gerês National Park occupies an area of 69,594.48 ha and extends from Mourela to Castro Laboreiro plateaus. This area also includes the mountains of Peneda, Soajo, Amarela and Gerês. This is a mountainous region, composed mainly of granite, with points of high altitude where the effects of the latest glaciation can be seen. Deep and embedded valleys support a dense hydrographic network.
Peneda-Gerês National Park, the only national park in Portugal, is also rich historical and cultural heritage (megalithic necropolis, traces of romanization, castles, traditional granaries with corncobs, ovens, mills, dams, terraces, etc.) and visitors can learn more about it exploring the mountain villages and seeing the presence of well-preserved traditional architecture sets.