Torres Vedras is located just 50 kilometers from the capital city, bordering Lourinhã, Alenquer, Mafra and Sobral de Monte Agraço. To the west, it meets the vast Atlantic Ocean, offering magnificent beaches of fine sand. One of the best known festivals in the county is its carnival, known as the most Portuguese carnival in Portugal. On this date, thousands of people head to Torres Vedras to have fun with the show of the floats, the "matrafonas" , the "big heads" and the "Zés Pereiras". In terms of gastronomy, the municipality is known for its rice, "sarrabulho", Ramalhadense beans and meat in lard. As for desserts, try the Torres Vedras "sopapao", the "doce de garfo", the bean pastries, the horseshoe cake and the regional cake from Maceiras.
What to do in Torres Vedras
Praia de Santa Rita - Norte
A beach located in a pleasant valley, with a wid sandy area. Attended by surfersb and also fit for paragliding. There are several restaurants/bars with pleasant terraces.
Praia de Porto Novo
The Porto Novo Beach is small and protected by the hillsid to the north. It has the mouth of a small river and a sheltering port for small fishing boats. The typical restaurants have varied menus, mostly with regional dishes, namely of shellfish.
Orla Costeira de Santa Cruz
A space by the shore with fabulous views. One may take a stroll or simply sit on one of the benches and enjoy the sun or the shade.
Termas do Vimeiro
Situated between the village of Maceira and Praia do Porto Novo, the balneário dos Frades source is integrated in the spa resort of Vimeiro, in a scenic environment surrounded by magnificent gardens, in the Valley of the river Alcabrichel. The water from this source is with chlorine--sodium-magnesium, with a total mineralization of 3,200 mg\/litre.
Parque do Choupal
A park with centennial trees, maple trees and swings. There is a bandstand and a dog house. Pleasant for picnics.
Forte de São Vicente
Root rebuilt medieval fortress in the 19th century, during the French invasions. Integrated lines Towers, being one of its most important fortifications. Is composed of three bastions, where asymmetric walls open the hold still, divided by deep moats, which are …
Praia de Santa Cruz
A central beach with an esplanade in a small valley, attended mostly by youngsters. Several restaurants with all sorts of dishes and varied prices. Ideal for those who enjoy some nightly fun.
Miradouro de Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem
Terrace with beautiful panoramic views over the ocean. Enjoy the banks to relax and enjoy the magnificent landscape.
Miradouro da Ponta da Vigia
Beautiful place to enjoy and take photographs of the Atlantic Ocean. A calm and relaxing place, ideal for a romantic stroll.
Castelo de Torres Vedras
Castle located on top of a hill, in an area surrounded by the village. The walls have been raised by the Arabs and, later, d. Dinis expanded the fortification and d. Manuel ordered its reconstruction. This castle was in the …
Museu Municipal Leonel Trindade
Founded in 1929 by Rafael Salinas Calado, this museum first functioned at the Church of Saint Peter. Later on, it moved to the building of the siege of the Brotherhood of the Santa Casa da Misericórdia. It is currently located …
Castro do Zambujal
The Castro do Zambujal is one of the largest villages calcolíticos in Western Europe. The fortification is strategically located on a plateau, in whose foot runs the river Pedrulhos, a tributary of the Sizandro River. The central core of the …
Praia do Mirante
A very lovely beach in between cliffs, attended by surfers and by those who enjoy the radical sports. There is a fine typical restaurant.
Aqueduto de Torres Vedras
Gothic aqueduct with a length of two kilometers. Is formed by two orders of arches, running water in underground and surface channels. Aimed to supply the village.
Convento do Varatojo ou de Santo António
Convent founded by d. Afonso V, its current appearance is the result of several modifications that was targeted. It has a Gothic portal, which integrates bas-reliefs in flamboyant style. In the cloister blend Gothic elements and Manueline, Mannerist and retables's …
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Where to eat in Torres Vedras
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Marcadamente com ligações à terra e ao mar, o restaurante dá nova vida aos produtos da horta biológ…
Restaurant with barbecue chicken trade out.
A restaurant that serves regional dishes. Located at the the Santa Cruz beach, it is the right plac…
A restaurant located in the historic area of Torres Vedras, in an old cellar, resulting in rustic a…
Where to sleep in Torres Vedras
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…
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Localizado em Santa Cruz, dispõe de uma piscina exterior sazonal, de um bar, de um restaurante e ainda de algumas lojas. Vive em total respeito e consonância c…
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