Tapada Real

A space with a perimeter of 18 kilometres, one of the very first "coutos" (hunting grounds) in Portugal. It remains a hunting ground and has a wide architectural heritage that spreads along the two parts of the "Tapada", such as the small houses, the chapels or the palace. Besides the agricultural areas, the gardens and the orchard one can go for strolls and occasionally encounter some wild life.


Vila Viçosa
7160,Vila Viçosa


  • Parks
  • Wild animals

Gardens near Tapada Real

Terreiro do Paço, Vila Viçosa

Jardim do Paço Ducal

A nice, peaceful garden, that belongs to the Dukes Palace, where the Dukes of Bragança once lived. Even though it is not open for visits, it is well taken care…

Avenida Duques de Bragança, Vila Viçosa

Jardim Municipal da Avenida

A very peaceful garden, with a large illuminated lake. Its several trees offer excellent shade and fine resting moments.

Largo Dom João IV, Vila Viçosa

Mata Municipal de Vila Viçosa

A forest with a picnic area, in full touch with nature. One may breathe fresh air and enjoy a wide variety of vegetal species.

Largo Dom João IV, Vila Viçosa

Parque Infantil do Largo Dom João IV

Large park, colorful, with many trees of great height that protect children from the sun while playing in the various amusements.

Avenida Duques de Bragança, Vila Viçosa

Tapada de Vila Viçosa

One of the preferred hunting areas of the king Dom Carlos, the Tapada of Vila Viçosa was managed by the Foundation of the House of Bragança. In 1981, the Direc…

Vila Viçosa, Vila Viçosa

Varanda dos Namorados

A belvedere with charming panoramic views of the Castle, of the Terreiro do paço and of the old streets of Lisbon.

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