Torres Vedras

The municipality of Torres Vedras is located only 50 kilometers from the capital, bordering the Lourinhã, Alenquer, Sobral de Monte Agraço and Mafra. To the West, meets the vast Atlantic Ocean, offering magnificent beaches of fine sand. The settlement of this region began in prehistoric times, as proves the Castro do Zambujal, dating back to the CHALCOLITHIC. Later, the Romans and the Arabs have also undergone here, leaving the first multiple traces. In 1148, Dom Afonso Henriques won the castle to Saracens, granting Charter of privileges (which functioned as a foral) to its inhabitants. One of the most popular parties in the municipality is its Carnival, known as the Carnival more Portuguese of Portugal. On this day, thousands of people flock to Torres Vedras for fun with the spectacle of floats, the Bumba-Ros-clot, the figures and the Little Pear. The gastronomic level, the County is known for killing, rice sarrabulho, the cozido à portuguesa, feijoada to Ramalhadense and for meat in lard. In desserts, try the shoddily built from Torres Vedras, the fork, the beans, the donut, the Horseshoe cake and regional cake Maceiras. Crafts with more expression is basketry Wicker, painted clay, footwear, carpets, rents and embroidery.

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Dolce Campo Real Lisboa
Dolce Campo Real Lisboa

5 star

CampoReal Resort is a luxurious 5 star resort located in Torres Vedras. It features 151 hotel rooms, a challenging 18-hole golf course, an equestrian centre an…

Areias do Seixo Charm Hotel
Areias do Seixo Charm Hotel

5 star

The Areias do Seixo Charm Hotel is surrounded by a leafy pine tree forest and Pebble Beach, located right near Torres Vedras. Modern and sophisticated, was ope…

Noah Beach House
Noah Beach House

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