Benavente

Benavente is located in the district of Santarém, on the south bank of the Tagus river, more precisely in the Lezíria Ribatejana, and is crossed by the rio Sorraia. The Watchtower of Belmonte, a medieval fortification, and the Roman pottery of Garrocheira, which, according to traces found of pottery, seem to date back to the III and IV centuries AD, are two examples of the region's occupation in ancient times. Visit the building of the municipality of Benavente, dating back to 1875, the Igreja da Misericórdia de Benavente, the convent of Jenicó, the Agricultural Museum and the Municipal Museum of Benavente, housed in a 18th century palace. Discover the Igreja Matriz de Samora Correia (mother church), the chapel of São Brás, the Herdade de Pancas, the Igreja da Misericórdia in Samora Correia, the Quinta da Murteira and the Palace of the Infantado. Enjoy the Riverside Park of Benavente, allowing pleasant walks or bicycle rides along the banks of the rio Sorraia, as well as the Riverside Park of Samora Correia, a location with extensive green areas, also very nice for walks. In Benavente gastronomy the eels stew, the açorda de sável (dish made with fish and leftover bread), the migas (bread dish) mixed with cod or spare ribs, cozido bravo à ribatejana (kind of meat stew) and the torricado (kind of garlic bread) stand out. When speaking about the sweets, it is important to highlight the bolo podre (cake made with Port Wine, chestnuts and cinnamon) and arroz doce (rice pudding). In Benavente, the crafts are inspired by the crop, the bull and the campinos ("cowboys"): pinecone socks, the miniatures in wood, the gulosas and esteirinhas, the stuffed banks and silk horse currents. In this region the start of the bulls and the bullfighting are traditions that are preserved up to our days.

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Benavente Vila Hotel
Benavente Vila Hotel

3 star

At the heart of the Ribatejo, the Benavente Vila Hotel integrates a concept of modernity combined with the traditions from the Ribatejo region. Located in t…

Hotel São Lourenço
Hotel São Lourenço

2 star

Located near the national reserve of the Tagus estuary, this hotel offers a beautiful view over the fields of lezíria. It has 48 well-equipped modern rooms, ba…

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