Azambuja

Considered, in terms of geography, as the easternmost municipality of Lisbon's district, Azambuja is composed of nine parishes. The landscape is marked to the south by the Lezírias, fertile lands bathed by the river Tagus and that therefore allow various types of culture, particularly of corn, beet, tomato, rice and melon. To the north, on the other hand, the landscape is marked by the parishes of rural characteristics, where the intensive polyculture, with emphasis on the viticulture and winemaking production, is predominant. In 1926 D. Dinis ordered the sowing of Pinhal de Azambuja, as he did in Leiria, which became known for the robbers, which still existed in the 19th century, as well as for the work of Eça de Queirós, "Viagens na minha Terra", in which the Pinhal was mentioned. It is possible to observe some species of rare birds, in particular, the osprey, the black-winged kite, the heron and the round wing eagle throughout the county. It is also common to see the famous Lusitanian horses in these lands. In Aveira de Cima parish, considered a "Village Museum", it is possible to watch a unique initiative at national level with the goal of recreating a "living museum", allowing visitors to interact with spaces, materials and to meet the wine cycle. In gastronomy, apart from the arroz de cachola (kind of pork stew made with pork blood), misturadas (kind of bean soup), lapardana (dish made with Portuguese cabbage and leftover bread) and the batatas de rebolão (potato dish), also the Torricado (kind of garlic bread) is well known in these area. It is a food for the peasants of past times, which consists of roasting on the stove the leftover bread and then water it with olive oil, garlic and salt.

What to do in Azambuja

Where to eat in Azambuja

Where to sleep in Azambuja

Residencial Colaço
Residencial Colaço

Simple and familiar residential, located in a traditional building, offering ten bedrooms unpretentious but functional.

Residencial Flôr da Primavera
Residencial Flôr da Primavera

Simple and familiar residential, located in a traditional building, offering unpretentious yet functional rooms.

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