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.

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Where to Eat the Best Suckling Pig in Portugal

Inescapable on every visit to the Bairrada region, of which it is a trademark, the piglet has conquered new lands and c…

12 Thermal Spas and Hot Springs in Portugal to Improve Your Health and Well-being

Take advantage of the healing powers of the hot springs that abound throughout Portugal. As the old saying goes, a heal…

Where to eat 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…

Villa Duparchy
Villa Duparchy

House dating from the late 19th century, situated on top of a hill and surrounded by a pleasant garden overlooking the Luso. Featured for their pleasant outdoo…

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