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Alcochete the light of the Tagus

Alcochete the light of the Tagus

Walkborder had the privilege of being present at the ceremony of the consecration of the International Tourism Day at the invitation of the Alcochete the light of the Tagus

An event in the Tagus River estuary, in Bote Leão, a traditional boat that could not miss a stew and a Fado Show to promote the Fado ConVida event that will take place on 12 and 12 November 2019.

A few kilometers from Lisbon, Alcochete became famous for being the largest Outlet in Europe, the Freeport Outlet. A somewhat unfair designation due to the beauty of the region, gastronomy, heritage, among others, we want in this article to leave some suggestions of what to do in Alcochete, so you have a nice day.


The stew or bucket as it was known in the region, this is because often in the final cooked of the work with the various species of fish still in the boat, this tradition has continued. On weekends people come from all over the country to experience this gastronomic richness.

Other riches of the region will be eels, stews, grilled fish and even bivalves.

Fogaças as well as white sweet rice, are present in the gastronomic riches of the region.

The hunt with a fort knows the cinnamon and lemon, shocking on the outside and soft on the inside, can not fail to be present in every house in Alcochete the light of the Tagus.

White sweet rice, and why white, because it does not carry eggs, which gives it a “clearer” look than other sweet rice spread throughout Portugal.

The Tagus

One cannot ignore that the sunset of the region is one of the most beautiful and an experience not to be missed. The reflections of the same in the river make the delights of those who pass by.

The Salinas do Samouco, there is the only Salina still in operation in the Tagus, which besides production also serves as a relay of this millenary art, in July the Festisal, contributed to this tradition is lost.

Fado aboard the Lion Boat

Not to be missed is the Fado ConVida event, on the 12th and 13th of October and completely free, with Tagus as a source of inspiration for great Portuguese creators! Ricardo Ribeiro, Matilde Cid, Angelo Freire, Sara Correia, Antonio Pinto Basto and Bruno Chaveiro are the protagonists of the first edition of Fado ConVida, which is already expected to be a success.

Ask us how you can spend a day in this beautiful region.

About the Author
O Hugo é uma pessoa extremamente comunicativa que adora viajar e ama o que faz. Ainda jovem começou a trabalhar como taxista na cidade de Lisboa que fez com que ficasse a conhecer a cidade e o País como ninguém e para além disso ganhou um gosto especial por comunicar quer seja com as gentes locais ou com muitos turistas com que se cruzada em cada dia. No entanto a vontade de saber mais e dar asas ao que realmente gostava de fazer, decidiu voltar a estudar Turismo na melhor escola de Turismo em Portugal e mudar toda a sua vida para fazer aquilo que realmente gosta, dar a conhecer o seu pais ao Mundo de uma forma genuína e autentica.