It is a charming village located in the heart of the lezíria do rio Tejo. Its population of about 11 000 inhabitants is concentrated in seven parishes and lives mainly of agriculture and services. Most of the landscape is occupied by extensive fertile lands and some forests (Charneca area). In 1527 Chamusca village (integrated in the municipality of Santarém) had only 156 inhabitants and it was later, in 1561, during the reign of Dona Catarina, elevated to the town status. The Festa dos Toiros is assumed as one of the main events, thanks to Chamusca's great bullfighting tradition. But the main festivity is the Semana da Ascensão (Ascension Week), during which you can enjoy some of the typical delicacies: trouxas-de-ovos (sweets made of eggs, sugar and water), lampreia de ovos (lamprey-shaped sweet made of "egg threads", eggs, almonds and toffee), ferraduras (horseshoe-shaped cookies made of cinnamon and anise) and peixe doce.
What to do in Chamusca
Frente Ribeirinha de Arrepiado
The Riverfront of Chills is a calm and pleasant space, located on the edge of the Tagus River. Here you can enjoy fantastic panoramic views, in a place of choice in the region.
Miradouro do Almourol
Location of great beauty where you can see the famous Castle of Almourol, classified as a national monument, as well as the Tagus River that surrounds this treasure-trove.
Parque Municipal da Chamusca
Large and pleasant space, with flower beds and lawns and wooded paths in Portuguese pavement with garden benches. One of the most pleasant of Chamusca.
Capela do Senhor do Bonfim
Baroque pilgrimage chapel, built between 1946 and 1949. It consists of a stairway with access ramp and a via Crucis. The Chapel itself consists of a nave, a chancel, a vestry and a few attachments.
Igreja do Senhor da Misericórdia / Igreja da Misericórdia da Chamusca
Mannerist Church inaugurated in 1629, belonging to the brotherhood of our Lady of mercy. It consists of a nave, a chancel and two bell towers. Inside, featured for some images created by the French sculptor Claude Laprade.
Paços do Concelho / Câmara Municipal da Chamusca
Building dating from the 19th century and consisting of two floors of simple rectangular plant. On the facade, emphasis on the open balcony and floor-level race noble and, inside, a staircase and to the film trimming of the spans.
Arrepiado - Aldeia do Tejo
Small and picturesque village, built on a slope at the edge of the Tagus River, where several colorful flower stands in contrast with the white of the dwellings. Here you can see the beautiful castle of Almourol, knowing the craft …
Where to eat in Chamusca
Rustic and cosy space, whose specialty is the meat of the bull angry. Highlights also include the s…
Nice local restaurant serving various delicacies of traditional Portuguese cuisine.
This restaurant, founded in 1962 and remodelled in 2000, with a rustic decor and a familiar and wel…
Where to sleep in Chamusca
Rustic farmhouse with seven rooms and a nice outdoor space. Here you can order the markup of some activities, such as horse riding or river descents in blimp.
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