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
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 …
Palha de Abrantes
"Se queres palha vai a Abrantes". Com o Tejo no seu olhar, Abrantes era em tempos um porto de paragem devido ao movimento fluvial do Tejo, sendo uma das mercadorias mais transportadas precisamente os fardos de palha para os animais de tiro da capital. Este magnífico doce de ovos teve origem no Convento Dominicano da Graça, no século XIV. É …
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.
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, …
Miradouro da Fortaleza de Abrantes
This site will get panoramic views of the Tagus River and over the entire city of Abrantes. The views can get up to 80 miles and covers much of the municipality, since the Northern pine forests in the area of …
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.
Igreja da Misericórdia de Abrantes
16th-century Church, restored in the 18th century, consisting of a single nave longitudinal plant and presbytery, with homogeneous coverage in gable roof. Emphasis on the Renaissance portal, with signature of Gaspar Dinis and date of 1548, for the gilt and …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
Tigeladas de Abrantes
A receita desta tigelada terá tido origem nos conventos da Esperança ou da Graça, em Abrantes. É tradicionalmente cozida no forno, em tigelas de barro não vidrado, e é um dos famosos doces que se pode saborear na cidade, a …
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 …
Where to eat in Abrantes
A rather pleasant space, already awarded a prize in the National Gastronomy Contest, with well prep…
Modern and pleasant space, oversized, serving dishes from the kitchen made the Ribatejo precept, af…
Fast food, Italian
Fast food restaurant specializing in pizzas and other Italian dishes. Has the peculiarity of being …
Typical restaurant located in an old House, serving good regional dishes. Works also as coffee.
Where to sleep in Abrantes
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Typical House of recent construction, with family atmosphere and attentive service, featuring simple yet functional rooms 19.
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Ferreira do Zêzere
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