Rio Maior

The municipality of Rio Maior, bordered to the North by the Natural Park of Serra d'Aire and Candeeiros, is located between the Ribatejo and the coastline and is crossed by several water lines, being the most relevant one that gave him the name: the rio Maior. Natural resources abound and are scattered throughout the municipality, as the caves, dens and in particular the Salinas fountain of Bica, contributing for centuries to the economic development of the region. The Villa Romana and the dolmen of Alcobertas are two must-see, testimonies of human settlement in this territory, which spans the period Paleolithic, Neolithic, Roman and Arabic occupation. Under cultural, Rural Museum of Blacksmithing and the Rural and Ethnographic Museum give you to know the most significant cultural and rural heritage of Rio Maior. Tasquinhas fair and the national fair of the Onion marked the cultural and festive agenda. Are the mirror of conviviality, gastronomy and fine wine of the region; the second is including the oldest fair River-maiorense, which has been held since the 18th century.

What to do in Rio Maior

Where to eat in Rio Maior

Where to sleep in Rio Maior

Cooperativa Terra Chã
Cooperativa Terra Chã

There are two accommodation centres that integrate the cooperative "Terra Chã". The houses are decorated to the nines and offer a stay in a quiet and cozy envi…

Casa do Foral
Casa do Foral

Casa do Foral in Rio Maior. The story goes that in the past, land and surrounding dwellings paid the Forum or Charter, hence its name. Even today functions as …

Near Rio Maior

Torres Novas

Torres Novas


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Ferreira do Zêzere

Ferreira do Zêzere


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Sardoal

Sardoal


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Alpiarça

Alpiarça


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