The Douro River

The Douro River

The Douro is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, flowing from its source near Duruelo de la Sierra in Soria Province across northern-central Spain and Portugal to its outlet at Porto. The name, Latinized Durius, may have come from the Celtic tribes that inhabited the area before Roman times: the Celtic root is*dubro-. In modern Welsh, dŵr is “water,” as well as dour in modern Breton with cognate dobhar in Irish. In Roman times, the river was […]