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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Orla Costeira de Santa Cruz

Torres Vedras

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

Torres Vedras

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.

Praia de Santa Rita - Norte

Torres Vedras

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.

Areias do Seixo Charm Hotel

Torres Vedras

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 opened at the beginning of 2010, featuring exotic décor, with details African and, overnight, many burning candles. A romantic nook and reinvigorating of forces, ideal for a few days of rest.

Praia de Porto Novo

Torres Vedras

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.

Igreja de São Pedro

Torres Vedras

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

Torres Vedras

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

Torres Vedras

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.

Parque do Choupal

Torres Vedras

A park with centennial trees, maple trees and swings. There is a bandstand and a dog house. Pleasant for picnics.

Praia de Santa Cruz - Centro

Torres Vedras

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

Torres Vedras

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

Torres Vedras

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

Torres Vedras

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

Torres Vedras

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

Torres Vedras

A very lovely beach in between cliffs, attended by surfers and by those who enjoy the radical sports. There is a fine typical restaurant.

Castelo de Torres Vedras

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 ...

Golfe do Vimeiro

Torres Vedras

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

Torres Vedras

Terrace with beautiful panoramic views over the ocean. Enjoy the banks to relax and enjoy the magnificent landscape.

Museu Municipal Leonel Trindade

Torres Vedras

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 ...

Aqueduto de Torres Vedras

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.

Dolce Campo Real Lisboa

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 and several meeting rooms. CampoReal Resort ensures a memorable experience characterized by a modern and ...

Miradouro de Nossa Senhora de Fátima

Torres Vedras

Tranquil space where you can rest or even a picnic. Offers of the most beautiful panoramic views of the surroundings.

Praia do Navio

Torres Vedras

A very lovely beach located on a cliff. Well attended by youngsters and families. There is a typical restaurant that specializes in fish and shellfish and has high prices.

Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo

Torres Vedras

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

Torres Vedras

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 ...

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