Alcochete

The municipality of Alcochete is located on the south bank of the Tagus estuary and is part of the greater Lisbon area, enjoying a privileged access to the capital through the Vasco da Gama bridge, in addition to the access to the northern motorway IC 32 and the connection to the A2. The name Alcochete derives from the Arabic word "Alcaxete" which means "oven", an allusion to the richness resulting from the combustion of the abundant wood in pine forests of this region. The human presence ranges from prehistory to antiquity, fact proved by archaeological remains that have been found. The economic activity linked to the fishing activity, the waterways system and the salt production was once the main motor of the municipality's economic development. With the decreasing development of the road links from the mid-20th century on and with the loss of Rio Tejo's economic importance as a means of communication, these activities suffered declines. The proximity to the Reserva Natural do Estuário do Tejo, considered one of the most important areas in terms of wintering in Europe for several waterfowl species, gives it an importance and constitutes in itself an attraction for nature lovers. In addition to the landscape richness, Alcochete holds a charming cultural heritage. The Festa do Barrete Verde e das Salinas, held annually in August, is one of the ex-libris, as it pays tribute to the pitchfork, the cattle herder and the salineiro (salt worker), illustrious figures that make up the identity of this Municipality.

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Hotel Al Foz
Hotel Al Foz

3 star

Located in Alcochete, on the Tejo river's southern bank, the hotel offers quality service and comfort. It has room with modern equipments and balconies. It has…

Quinta da Praia das Fontes
Quinta da Praia das Fontes

A 17th century farm, with an imposing manor, that has 17th and 18th centuries Portuguese tiles. It has five rooms with a refined decor that are part of a whole…

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