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
The Litre & restaurant co., installed in space Innovation of Vila Verde owes its name to the oversi…
The years go by and the well prepared, delicious food tradition stands, as well as the unique atmos…
Located in a place of great beauty, we find on of the most well known hotels in the country. Its re…
A funcionar desde 1947, a especialidade desta casa é o Leitão à Bairrada, prato este que já foi mer…
What to do in Mealhada
Leitão Assado à Bairrada
O leitão à Moda da Bairrada é sem dúvida a maior referência gastronómica desta região da Bairrada, na Beira Litoral. A criação de suínos é aliás uma prática comum desde o século XVII. O leitão é enfiado no espeto durante duas horas em forno a lenha. Amarelo como ouro é um prato muito apreciado quer pelos habitantes locais quer pelos …
Mata Nacional do Buçaco
In a landscape of unique beauty, arises, in the municipality of Mealhada, a real monumental garden, infected by the richness of the site, considered by many, unique in the world, where the colors of nature and the Sun's rays, which penetrate the Grove, mingle in the silence that reigns-Mata Nacional do Buçaco. Sent to plant by the Discalced Carmelites, in …
Termas de Luso
Situated on the western slope of the Serra do Bussaco, is the ideal place to regain our strength. Luso's thermal water springs in the central part of the resort, situated in the Centre of the village. Its waters are especially …
Antiga Sede das Águas do Luso
A space, once the siege of the Águas do Luso, that currently features several exhibitions about the mineral waters theme.
Antigo Convento de Santa Cruz do Buçaco
The former convent of the Discalced Carmelites subsists only, the front, the Church and the cloister. Stress the work of embrechados of the façade, mosaics, murals, colorful enough that vaguely resemble the art of the far East.
Miradouro do Moinho de Sula
A space with excellent views, chosen by the English general Crawford, in 1810, to establish his headquarters during the Battle of the Buçaco.
Lago do Parque do Luso
A bucolic lake, populated by some ducks, that belongs to the thermae of Luso. Quite inviting for a couple stroll on its banks.
Museu Militar do Buçaco
The Military Museum of Buçaco was inaugurated in 1910. Enlarged and remodelled in 1962, it features several weaponry collections, uniforms and equipments used in Battle, namely an important piece of artillery.
Passeio no Buçaco - Obelisco e Palace Hotel
An easy pedestrian trail. It crosses places linked to the Buçaco Battle that opposed the armies commanded by the marechal Massena and the Portuguese and British troops commanded by Wellington. Along the wya, there are the Military Museum, the Portas …
Where to sleep in Mealhada
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…
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…
Late 19th century building, situated in Luso, with "belle époque" style architecture and interiors very careful. Works all year round.
Up to date tourist information about the city's top attractions
Where to Eat the Best Suckling Pig in Portugal
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Oliveira do Bairro
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