Chamusca

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

Where to eat in Chamusca

Where to sleep in Chamusca

Quinta Arneiro de Cima
Quinta Arneiro de Cima

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.

Quinta do Lagar
Quinta do Lagar

In the parish of Carregueira, municipality of Chamusca in transition zone of the Moor for the Tagus Valley and a few miles North of the castle of Almourol, lie…

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