Murça is located at the transition between the Trás-os-Montes and the Douro regions, with a mild landscape of vineyards and olive groves to the south and granite hills to the north. For a long time, it was confined to a single street, something that the strong urban development of recent decades has counteracted. The production of olive oil and wine are among the most productive agricultural activities, with the latter enjoying a privileged status among Portuguese wines. Murça produces renowned table wines and fine wines, some of which have repeatedly won awards in national and international competitions. They are perfect to go with local gastronomy, like a Portuguese stew or one of the sweet specialties, inherited from the Benedictines who had a convent there, like "toucinho-do-céu" and "queijadas".
What to do in Murça
Caves de Murça
Based in Murça, the winery is part of a social area that covers the parishes of Murça, Noura and Candedo. As the vineyard is the base of the local economy, it covers approximately 1,500 hectares of the region. The awards obtained in national and international competitions for its red, white and Port wines are proof of recognition for this company's …
Porca de Murça
Shrouded in popular legends and its origin or purpose not known for certain, Porca de Murça (Murça´s Female Pig) is an unequivocal symbol of the town, even giving its name to well-known region's wines. It is a zoomorphic stone sculpture from protohistoric times and is thought to be a votive statue to sacred animals.
Pelourinho de Murça
A contemporary of King Manuel I, who granted the town a new charter in 1512, and being one of the best preserved in Portugal, the Pillory is built on eight steps, has a spiral shaft topped by a capital with …
Capela da Misericórdia de Murça
Chapel built in 1692 where the carved stonework stands out. The portico is flanked by four very elaborate columns. On the top there is a niche with an image. The inside is composed of a nave, highlighting the altarpieces.
Ribeira de Noura
The Ribeira de Noura and Curros River flow into the Tinhela River – which flows into the Tua River.
Centro Interpretativo do Crasto de Palheiros
Opened in 2009, the Crasto de Palheiros Interpretive Center is located in the rocky outcrop of the castro itself and is intended to provide shelter for visitors as well as the information necessary for a guided tour of the archaeological …
Igreja Paroquial de Murça / Igreja de Santa Maria / Antiga Capela de Nossa Senhora da Assunção
Church with baroque architecture with nave and chancel, sacristy and attached bell tower. Inside, it has a false barrel-vaulted, stucco roof, high choir, pulpits, and altarpieces in gilt and polychrome, Mannerist, aedicule type, the laterals and the chancel are baroque.
Praia Fluvial de Penabeice
Beach bathed by the Curros River, with very green surroundings that follow the banks of the river. This course flows into the Tinhela River.
Piscinas Municipais de Murça
Space for learning to swim, as a swimming school operates on the premises.
Praia Fluvial de Murça
Beach bathed by the Tinhela River. This river receives the Noura River to the southwest and the Curros River to the northwest.
Where to eat in Murça
Simple and welcoming space, proposing regional dishes. Serve the ordinaries 6.50 euros.
Simple space cozy with familiar atmosphere. Gastronomic suggestions are based on regional cuisine a…
A traditional restaurant that serves fine home made dishes based on the Trás-os-Montes cuisine.
This restaurant has two larg rooms, fit for banquets, weddings and other celebrations.
Very nice restaurant, with a whole room in glass and some walls in shale. For its features, allows …
Where to sleep in Murça
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