Abrantes is one of the largest counties in the country. It Is located at the junction of the regions of Ribatejo, Beira Baixa and Alentejo, featuring an extremely varied landscape. To the North, extensive pine forests and the albufeira of Castelo de Bode, to the South the lezíria do Tejo and the typical Alentejo landscape. The name Abrantes probably derives from Aurantes, due to the amount of gold that was taken from the river sands. It is often called "Flower City", largely because of the festivities in which its inhabitants adorn the streets with flowers. The city of Abrantes is a commercial and industrial hub of the fertile agricultural region. It has metallurgical and metalworking industry. In gastronomy, especially the famous "Palha de Abrantes" and the tigeladas stand out.
What to do in Abrantes
Praia Fluvial da Aldeia do Mato
River Beach in the locality of Village in albufeira, Castelo de Bode dam, highly sought after for the practice of nautical and recreational activities. The scenic beauty, an ally to support infrastructures provide pleasant moments of leisure.
Conjunto Urbano do Centro Histórico de Abrantes
The historical core of Abrantes is characterized by the existence of houses with facades decorated with sardinheiras or mauve-pink. Highlights are the churches of St. John, St. Vincent and Santa Maria do Castelo, classified as national monuments, as well as the igreja da Misericórdia, the gate of the convent of Nossa Senhora da Esperança, António Botto, the library building to …
Fortaleza de Abrantes / Castelo de Abrantes
Castle situated on the right bank of the Tagus River, consisting of medieval fortifications and bastions. This castle has undergone profound changes and reconstructions over the centuries, particularly in the 17th and 19TH centuries. In the 17th century, Dom Afonso V, fearing an invasion of Spain, ordered the rebuilding of ancient fortifications. This fortress was considered the key to the …
Parque Urbano de Abrantes / Parque de São Lourenço
Ample green space that integrates wooded areas and gardens, picnic parks, playground, a restaurant, a coffee shop, an ice cream parlor, a terrace, a library and a toy library. Often, here are organized various events.
Urban Park located in Abrantes, on both banks of the river Tagus. There are about 85 acres of redeveloped area, with several recreational infrastructures, tourism and sport, such as the inflatable dam, several gardens and green areas, playground, picnic Park, …
Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo
It was constructed under the orders of Dom Afonso II in 1215, this church was destroyed by an earthquake in 1429 and it was later rebuilt in 1433. On the last quarter of the 15th century here it were constructed …
Memorial A Forja
It is a small museum, opened in 1980 and raised in tribute to all those who contributed to the birth of Metalúrgica Duarte Ferreira. Includes a reconstruction of the workshop, some wrought-iron instruments and the evolution of the forge, since …
Zona de Lazer de Alvega
localizada junto do Rio Tejo, esta zona de recreio e lazer de Alvega permite a prática de canoagem e vólei de praia.
Jardim do Largo Dona Joana Godinho Soares Mendes
Beautiful garden with flower beds, lawns paths in Portuguese pavement and a gazebo.
Igreja de São Vicente
The original temple was founded in 1148 by D. Afonso Henriques and destroyed in 1179. It was reconstructed during the 12th century and underwent several reforms; it has three naves with six ranks and Doric columns. It stands out the …
Miradouro da Aldeia do Mato
This viewpoint offers magnificent views of the Lake of Castelo de Bode.
Igreja de São João Baptista
This church was founded by the Queen Saint Isabel in 1300 and afterwards it was reconstructed by Filipe the 2nd between 1589 and 1633. It is worthy to mention the Renaissance coffers in stone on the main chapel, the 16th …
Biblioteca Municipal António Botto
Space consisting of two reading rooms, a multi-purpose room, an information technology center, a reproduction and a room for exhibitions.
Torre de Menagem do Castelo de Abrantes
Be sure to visit this tower of homage, one of the few remaining traces of the ancient castle of Abrantes, dating from the 12th century. The donjon was built later, in the early 14th century, in the reign of Dinis. …
Where to eat in Abrantes
A rather pleasant space, already awarded a prize in the National Gastronomy Contest, with well prep…
Typical restaurant located in an old House, serving good regional dishes. Works also as coffee.
Rustic and cosy restaurant, located in a small typical House, serving good country dishes.
Where to sleep in Abrantes
O Monte da Várzea, em Alvega, rodadeado por 105 hectares de férteis terras junto ao Tejo, é um espaço de conforto, lazer e qualidade de vida, que proporciona r…
Chalet style of the "Belle Époque", inserted in a farm with 10 acres along the banks of the Tagus. In their vicinity, has a wooded area and a nice garden. The …
Ferreira do Zêzere
Ferreira do Zêzere's landscape, although it is located at the northern end of Ribatejo, has little to do with the typical lezíria. Deep valleys, pine…
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