Divided between the regions of Bairrada and Gândara, the municipality of Cantanhede is rich in forest resources and that is the reason why the agricultural sector, in particular the viticulture, is one of its main economic activities. It presents a vast built heritage of Manueline, Renaissance and Mannerist styles. It has also kept brilliant examples of popular gandaresa houses, an ex-libris of the traditional Portuguese architecture. When it comes to cultural spaces, the Casa Municipal da Cultura and the Museu da Pedra de Cantanhede are worth a visit. The Expofacic (agricultural, commercial and industrial Fair of Cantanhede) is, since 1991, one of every year's highlight, an event that brings national and international artists together. In terms of culture and cuisine, try the leitão assado à moda da Bairrada (Bairrada style roast suckling pig) and the regional wine, which make any mouth water.
What to do in Cantanhede
Convento de Nossa Senhora da Conceição / Igreja da Misericórdia de Cantanhede
The convent of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, climbed the Church currently, which is supposed to have been rebuilt in the 18th century. Highlight the altarpieces that decorate the main altar and the collaterals, the walls of the chancel tiled 18th …
Centro Histórico de Ançã
A pleasant, wide space with a typical Portuguese pavement. It has a nice square with garden benches and trees that offer their shade.
B&B Hotel Cantanhede Coimbra
In the heart of Cantanhede is this modern and stylish space, 64 rooms, and two suites, all fully equipped. Features a restaurant, a bar and several meeting rooms for events or banquets.
Antigo Paço dos Condes de Cantanhede e Marqueses de Marialva / Câmara Municipal de Cantanhede
Former Palace of the counts of Cantanhede and Marquis of Marialva, this Renaissance building dating from the 16th century, has two floors and a patio with a staircase. In the 20th century was built a tower on the façade side.
Marquês de Marialva
A restaurant located in an old recovered house. It serves well prepared national and regional dishes. The wine list is dominated by the Bairrada wines, with a few high quality reserves.
Capela de Varziela / Capela de Nossa Senhora da Misericórdia
Renaissance chapel that had add Tower and vestry. Deserves special mention the altarpiece in stone from Ançã, attributed to John of Rouen, surmounted by the arms of the Menezes and represented the Virgin of Mercy.
Praia da Tocha
A beach located in a lovely, typical fishing village. Its stretch of sand is one of the biggest in Portugal, measuring approximately from 12 to 15 km. It is ideal for surfing and it has an aquapark and equipments in …
Parque de Merendas da Praia da Tocha
The picnic Park of Beach of the torch is a pleasant space with lawn and many shadows. Has wooden benches and tables, as well as ovens. Ideal for picnics.
Pelourinho de Ançã
This pillory has a rectangular plan and it is dated from the 18th century. It possesses two steps; the column is settled above a pedestal and on the top, there lays an abutment with cased foliage.
Busto de Jaime Cortesão
Bust erected in tribute to the doctor, politician, writer and historian Jaime Cortesão, one of the great movers of Portuguese participation in World War I.
Casa Municipal da Cultura de Cantanhede
This space, located in a 17th century manor, exhibits painting, sculpture, religious art and photography collections. It also promotes cultural excursions, confrences and cultural evenings.
Monumento à Pedra de Ançã
Stone monument, where you can glimpse a human figure, erected in tribute to the famous stone from Ançã. This stone is known to be ideal for sculptural works, finding themselves in several monuments all over the country and abroad.
Rota da Bairrada
Cantanhede belongs, together with the parishes of Oliveira do Bairro, Mealhada and Anadia, to the Bairrada Wines Route. In this region of 108 thousand hectares, the vineyards occupy 12 thousand hectares.
Praia Fluvial de Olhos de Fervença
A river beach that results from natural springs known as Olhos de Fervença. It has a recreation and leisure area, a few pedestrian trails, a bar with a terrace, locker rooms, a picnic area and a games field.
Where to eat in Cantanhede
A restaurant located in an old recovered house. It serves well prepared national and regional dishe…
A large space with infrastructures for weddings and other celebrations and serves regional dishes. …
A traditional house with lovely sea views and home made food prepared with fresh ingredients, namel…
A simple and familiar space that functions as a café and as a restaurant and serves mostly shellfis…
A large, pleasant space that serves Portuguese dishes at moderate prices. Typical decor and kind se…
A large and pleasant space, located in an isolated villa, that serves home made dishes.
A simple and familiar space that serves national and regional dishes. It has a bar and a gaming roo…
Portuguese, Seafood restaurant
A simple and familiar space, located on a villa's ground floor, that serves mostly shellfish. It se…
Where to sleep in Cantanhede
Nice space, cozy and comfortable, which features 64 rooms, a nice restaurant, swimming pool and tennis court, among other services. It is a good starting point…
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