Trancoso

Housed in a mountain area, with units arriving to hit 985 m, municipality of Trancoso enjoys a climate of altitude, with hot summers and harsh winters that provide Frost and, sometimes, the Icicle. Well served by hydrographic features, like the Douro basins to the North and South of the Mondego, the County is traversed by rivers such as the Távora (which there has source) or Ribeira de Teja, which gave rise to the barrage of Teja and that represents one of the most important water reserves in the region. Aware of the natural wealth of the County, found in Trancoso a historical heritage and built, both criminal and civil, which States as one of the most significant historical collections in the country, visited annually by thousands of people. Of the parish churches of Santa Maria and São Pedro, Casa dos Arcos, from the 16th century, the igreja da Misericórdia, the home of the black cat (a curious building of the old Jewish quarter) or the pillory, beautiful piece of purest Manueline style, without forgetting the medieval castle which crowns the city. This historic centre, retaining their medieval moth almost unchanged, earned him the integration into the network of historical villages of Portugal who, along with the implementation of new urban equipment and hoteliers, has boosted the recent strong development of Trancoso. The wisdom and ancestral flavors are present in the gastronomy of the municipality, which enjoys wide variety and relevance. To highlight the cuisine based on products of the County, like the queijo da serra, honey, olive oil and chestnuts, apples or nuts. The tradition also is echoed at the fairs which enliven Trancoso, as the market for Fridays, one of the largest in the region, and the annual fair of St. Bartholomew, founded on August 8, 1273 by Royal Charter of d. Afonso III, considered the oldest in the country and free fair today held in the third week of this month.

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Hotel Turismo de Trancoso
Hotel Turismo de Trancoso

4 star

Hotel situated 150 metres from the historical centre of Trancoso. It is located between the Douro Superior, the Archaeological Park of the Coa and the Serra da…

Casa do Terrenho
Casa do Terrenho

Terenho's House is a building of 19TH-century rural architecture, built in granite and wood, having been restored and modernized. It is located at the entrance…

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