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30.01.2023 • 12.02.2023
Embraced by the Tagus River, the charming city of Abrantes continues to be a well-kept secret. A fascinating History, along with a breath-taking natural heritage. A match made in heaven!
Cities & Villages
48 hours in Abrantes
Made of gold (“aurantes”) and flowers, Abrantes was founded in the mid-12th century by the first King of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques.
Sleeping in Abrantes
Either in the charming city of Abrantes or in the surroundings, visitors can choose between comfortable boutique hotels, inviting local accommodations or welcoming manor houses. Perfect places to set for the discovery of a deeply surprising region!
Palha de Abrantes & other delights
Unique endogenous products, river flavours and the almighty "palha de Abrantes" set the tone of the truly fascinating gastronomy of Abrantes.
Monuments & Attractions
Panteão dos Almeida
Recently opened to the public, the Panteão dos Almeida, the Pantheon of noble family Almeida that played a major role throughout the Portuguese History, is a landmark of this charming city by the Tagus River. Placed within the Church of Santa Maria do Castelo, this is also an outstanding example of architectural intervention. Winner of the Loop Design Awards 2022 in the categories “People´s Choice Award 2022” and “Interior | Exhibition & Museum”, this project has the signature of Lisbon-based architects spaceworkers.
The Iberian Museum of Archaeology and Art of Abrantes is a true icon of the city! A place of memories that looks into the future.
MDF - Duarte Ferreira Metallurgical Museum
In 1897, Duarte Ferreira created the first forge in the village of Tramagal (5 km away from Abrantes). This would be the beginning of the metallurgical factory named after its founder who carried out a true social revolution. The iconic producer of the trucks Berliet-Tramagal that employed 1 thousand workers is an enlightening example of entrepreneurship with social concerns.
More than a River, the Tagus is part of the identity of Abrantes. This river has an enduring influence upon the landscape, the flavours and the soul of the whole region. This 45-km long Great Route called Tagus Paths follows the most incredible natural settings between Abrantes and charming Constância, the birthplace of Portugal's epic poet, Camões.