Cartaxo, bordered to the north by Santarém and to the south by the municipalities of Azambuja and Salvaterra de Magos, has been several times the passageway by land but also inland waterways, in particular through the Tagus River. The production of quality wines is the big welcome card of the municipality, which also calls itself the "capital of wine". It has a diverse and interesting heritage. An example of this is the monument commemorating the battle of Ourique and the various churches, chapels and sculptures scattered around the county. Despite the growing urban pressure, the buildings still preserve the revival and Art Nouveau style. The Museu Rural e do Vinho (Rural and Wine Museum) and the Centro Cultural do Cartaxo are the most expressive cultural spaces of the municipality. The Wine Festival in may and the Feira dos Santos in November attract many tourists to the region. Don't miss the delicious gastronomy and the regional sweets. The cozido à camponesa (kind of ox stew), the grain soups, sausages and the famous wines are great attractions to experience the offer, both in a quantity and quality level, of this municipality.
What to do in Cartaxo
Parque Municipal Quinta das Pratas
A very goo looking park, with tall trees and plenty of shades, a bandstand and small macadam trails that render this an even more pleasant walk. There is a playground.
Typical village of fishermen, situated in the region of Paignton, known by the peculiarity of their homes and of its people. Its construction is based on pillars (to prevent flooding) and is in wood that has been painted subsequently to the taste of the owner. Since most fishermen here live from Vieira de Leiria, their boats are called vieiros. The …
Centro Cultural Município do Cartaxo
Cartaxo Cultural Centre, contemporary architecture, is a space open to the exterior, composed of two rooms of spectacles, that allow not only the display of cinema, but also the presentation of plays and dance shows and music. The Center develops an important work of artistic training and awareness. There is still room for temporary exhibitions and thematic conferences.
Museu Rural e do Vinho do Cartaxo
Inaugurated in 1985, this space has testimonies that help to understand the organization and evolution of the rural life in the Cartaxo parish. In the barn and on the porch there is an exhibition about the the local rural life, with a special note to the growing vineyards, with three main themes: the wine, other agricultural activities in the parish …
Praia Fluvial de Valada / Fluvina de Valada
É um dos pontos de visita obrigatória na freguesia ribeirinha de Valada. A Fluvina acolhe embarcações de recreio de pequena e média dimensão e é um espaço de lazer aprazível, de onde é possível contemplar uma bela panorâmica sobre o rio Tejo e os campos da lezíria. É também bastante procurada pelos adeptos de desportos náuticos e, mesmo ao lado, …
Poço de São Bartolomeu
Quadrangular pit, in stone, with connection to a water fountain that served to water your animals. Has dome and next to the entrance is a small niche.
Mercado Municipal do Cartaxo
É localmente conhecida por “praça” e é um edifício, inaugurado em 1947, que ocupa uma vasta área, bem perto do centro da cidade. Lá é possível encontrar produtos frescos como frutas, legumes, peixe, carne, pão e estabelecimentos de restauração. No …
Capela do Senhor dos Passos
Its construction likely date from the first half of the 16th century, dedicated to our Lady of the Annunciation, consisting of nave, chancel and Bell Tower. The image of Our Lord of the Steps can be seen in the high …
Cruzeiro do Cartaxo
The column has the forend torso and the capital ediculado with carved representations of scenes from the Passion. The cross features a face Christ and in the hereafter, our Lady.
Estátua de Marcelino Mesquita
Marcelino Antonio da Silva Mesquita was born in Cartaxo, in 1856. Despite having a degree in medicine, was in the letters found its splendor. They join their dramatic work to the period which is positioned between the final phase of …
Monumento Comemorativo à Batalha de Ourique
Monument of white marble, flanked by a construction site, located in the square which lies behind the Church to remember the battle of Ourique, fought between d. Afonso Henriques and the Muslims, in 1139.
Praça de Touros do Cartaxo
The Bullring of the Stonechat was built in 1874 thanks to the initiative of Artur Peres Vilhena Barbosa. Has lighting and capacity to receive 5500 spectators.
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Purificação
Parish Church of angled gable façade, with Bell Tower located near. It has a single nave with a wooden ceiling and vaulted chancel. Two 16th century sinks stand out, being the oitavada font, in breach of the Arrábida. The temple …
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Expectação / Igreja Matriz de Valada
Religious monument composed of nave, chancel and Bell Tower. Over the centuries has undergone several renovations. The last date of the 20th century. Inside, the highlight goes to the font, without base or shaft and the Renaissance altarpiece, where you …
Where to eat in Cartaxo
Contemporary, Mediterranean, Portuguese
A lovely, welcoming space, that prepares regional dishes rather well. Excellent wine list with only…
Fast food, Italian
Pizzeria and gelateria with great presentation.
Ideal place to eat good barbecue chicken and other grilled meats at affordable prices.
Hotel Quality Inn's restaurant, spacious, bright, whose specialties are: duck rice to the ancient a…
Where to sleep in Cartaxo
This space features a different concept, because the same infrastructure runs a residential, with pastry for breakfast, restaurant and gym.
Located near the city centre, in the tourist complex and sporty Quinta das Pratas, allows a quiet stay in a space composed of 28 well-appointed rooms. It featu…
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