Mealhada

Located south of Aveiro district and inside the demarcated region of Bairrada, the municipality of Mealhada distinguishes itself by the thermal and nature tourism, the good food and the vast hotel offer. You cannot fail to walk around the mata do Buçaco gardens with their singular beauty and enjoy the multiple colors nature has to offer. Here abound more than 700 different plant species, many of them of exotic origin. From its highest point, the miradouro da Cruz Alta, you may see the Convento de Santa Cruz do Buçaco. The therapeutic waters of Termas do Luso (Luso Thermal Baths and Spa), located on the western slope of serra do Buçaco, are indicated to cure several health problems, in particular skin diseases. The famous leitão assado à moda da Mealhada (Mealhada-style roast suckling pig), roasted in a wood-fired oven, is the symbol of the local gastronomy and which you can accompany with Bairrada's sparkling wine. The Entrudo/Carnival tradition, with its traditional costume parade, is the most crowded popular festivity in the municipality.

Where to eat in Mealhada

What to do in Mealhada

Where to sleep in Mealhada

Palace Hotel do Bussaco
Palace Hotel do Bussaco

5 star

When it comes to the Bussaco Palace Hotel and transposes the first doors of the building, which was one of the last royal palaces, feels that if he's going too…

Quinta de Lograssol
Quinta de Lograssol

A Quinta de Lograssol situa-se na aldeia de Lograssol, junto à Mealhada e à serra do Buçaco, no coração da Bairrada. A casa principal, com a sua fachada oito…

Vila Aurora
Vila Aurora

Late 19th century building, situated in Luso, with "belle époque" style architecture and interiors very careful. Works all year round.

Travel Guide

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