The Loja Amarela is a handicraft shop in Provesende in the Douro vineyard area of north eastern Portugal. Provesende is situated close to the river Douro, between Pinhão and Sabrosa and about a fifteen minute drive from Vila Real. It is a really charming Douro village perched high on the hills above the Douro river with spectacular views down the Pinhão valley.
The Loja Amarela sells traditional, handmade articles from all over Portugal - pottery, baskets, rugs, linen, soaps, sheepskin slippers, cork jewellery amongst many other things, made by artisans from various regions of the country. Visit the Loja Amarela if you are looking for a souvenir from Portugal to take home with you.
Provesende has a beautiful church in the central square, an ancient pillary and fountain and a wonderfully old-fashioned bakery which the owner is delighted to show you round. There are also a couple of cafes and a restaurant with very good local food. The owners of one of the cafes has virtually turned it into a small museum with antique pieces of vineyard equipment covering every available wall space. Provesende is really well worth a visit if you are in the vicinity of Vila Real, Sabrosa or Pinhão.