VILA FRANCA DE XIRA
Land of horses and bulls, the municipality of Vila Franca de Xira is a perfect place to visit quintas and farms, and also offers rich regional gastronomy and excellent wines.
You will find several places of cultural interest, including the Santuário do Senhor da Boa Morte.
This important monument is the oldest sanctuary in the region, dating back to the Roman era. Set on a hillside, the Sanctuary is in a wonderful location, with superb views over the town and the estuary.
On the south bank of the Tagus, you will find in the heart of the "lezíria" plains the Ermida de Nossa Senhora de Alcamé, built in a monumental neoclassical style.
In the town, don’t forget to visit the Igreja do Mártir Santo, transformed into the centre for Sacred Art of the Museu Municipal de Vila Franca, and also Museu Etnográfico, which exhibits some of the most typical and traditional objects of the region.
For a typical event, go to the Festas do Colete Encarnado, held in July and the occasion for many traditional regional activities.