Coruche

Of the municipalities belonging to the district of Santarém, Coruche is the largest one, being composed of eight parishes. It is located on the south bank of the Tagus river and, as it is in a transition zone of the Ribatejo to the Alentejo, it is divided into two zones of different landscape features: the lezírias and a forested area. The charneca (moor), as called by Almeida Garrett, composes part of the local agricultural area. Coruche is, in fact, one of the most important agricultural centers and the majority of the active population works in this sector. The cork oak forest makes up the major part of the forest zone. The historical past of Coruche contemplates prehistoric traces, traces of the Roman period, and also an architectural and religious heritage that can still be contemplated today. The 16th, 17th and 18th centuries marked the economic prosperity of the county, thanks to the manufacture of cork, the production of wine and the navigability of the Sorraia river. In addition to the plain's wealth, Coruche has also other charms intimately linked to its people and their customs. The bullfighter costumes are still manufactured by a tailor; the festivals and the Festival of Folklore keep on happening on a yearly basis. Enjoy the typical houses and search for the crafts: various traditional costumes in miniature, cork items, embroidery in cross stitch, pottery, basketry, among others.

What to do in Coruche

Where to eat in Coruche

Where to sleep in Coruche

Monte do Areeiro
Monte do Areeiro

The Monte do Areeiro is housed in a homestead with about 800 acres, in Coruche. Nature encompasses the entire space, which consists of three villas: rabbit Hou…

Quinta do Lago Verde
Quinta do Lago Verde

Only one in Coruche offers 14 rooms, 1 apartment 2 bedrooms, reniões room and a restaurant.

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