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.
Where to eat in Torres Vedras
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.
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.
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.
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.
Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo
The façade displays some traces from a Romanic doorway which panels are ornate by two pigeons. The inside has one only nave standing out the baptismal font that has it origins on the fifteen hundreds period, the pulpit and the …
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 …
Igreja de São Pedro
This temple was reconstructed on the 16th century presenting a on the main façade a doorway with manueline and renaissance decoration topped by a royal escutcheon. The inside has three naves and the central nave roof is with a wooden …
Parque das Termas dos Cucos
The thermae have several open areas with magnificent gardens. The Alcabrichel river flows nearby and the vegetation makes this a rather pleasant place. It has quite important bottanical examples, such as the Yuccas.
Comboio Turístico de Santa Cruz
A circular tourism train ride.It passes some monuments, such as the Mother Church, and the beaches. The ride costs 50 cents and it is free for children under 12. It functions during the summer months.
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.
Praia de Santa Cruz - Centro
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.
Passeio de Comboio das Termas do Vimeiro
A tourism train that crosses the streets and the most important places in Torres Vedras, more precisely at the Maceira parish.
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.
Percurso Pedestre Rota do Vinho e da Vinha
Small path route with a distance of 15 kilometres, with several smaller sections, for those who don't want to traverse the entire length. You can enjoy the rural experience and observe an unmatched landscape.
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 …
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.
Golfe do Vimeiro
A pleasant space, albeit not too wide. A golf course with 9 holes, driving range and putting green. Some tees ar different in the second nine holes.
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.
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 …
Parque do Choupal
A park with centennial trees, maple trees and swings. There is a bandstand and a dog house. Pleasant for picnics.
Miradouro de Nossa Senhora de Fátima
Tranquil space where you can rest or even a picnic. Offers of the most beautiful panoramic views of the surroundings.
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 …
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