What to do and see in Torres Vedras, Portugal: The Best Places and Tips

October 6, 2017 Emerita Lamoureux

Torres Vedras (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈtoʁɨʒ ˈvɛðɾɐʃ]) is a municipality in the Portuguese district of Lisbon, approximately 50 kilometres (30 mi) north of the capital Lisbon in the Oeste subregion of the Centro region. The population as of 2011 was 79,465, in an area of 407.15 square kilometres (157.20 sq mi).
Restaurants in Torres Vedras

Estrada Municipal 554 | Fernandinho, Torres Vedras 2560-587, Portugal +351 261 950 100
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

AdegaMae

It is the soul of AdegaMae, the primary reason for its existence. The love of wine paves the way for a variety of activities, such as: // Guided Tours with or without tasting // Program "Flavours and Wines" Brunch // AdegaMãe Dinner or Lunch // Event Management * Any program subject to prior arrangement

Reviewed By Aoife B

I visited this winery with my boyfriend and my family (Mam, Nan, uncle, Dad and brother). We were warmly welcomed. Diogo was so enthusiastic and very passionate. I leaned a lot and everyone really enjoyed the evening. I was almost converted from a red wine drinker to a white wine drinker

2. Forte de Sao Vicente

Rua Forte de Sao Vicente, Torres Vedras 2560-657, Portugal +351 261 310 475
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Forte de Sao Vicente

Reviewed By Thomas K - Turcifal, Portugal

We re-visited the Forte de Sao Vincente after the new Lines of Torres Vedras visitor centre opened there. We had a very friendly reception and were given a highly informative tour auf the little exhibition. They also have a movie to watch in Portuguese or English. A visit to Torres Vedras wouldn't be complete without coming to Forte de Sao Vicente.

3. Lines of Torres Vedras

Torres Vedras, Portugal
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Lines of Torres Vedras

Reviewed By Cres - Lisbon, Portugal

The Lines of Torres Vedras were lines of forts built in secrecy to defend Lisbon during the Peninsular War. Named after the nearby town of Torres Vedras, they were ordered by Arthur Wellesley, Viscount Wellington, constructed by Sir Richard Fletcher, 1st Baronet, and his Portuguese workers between November 1809 and September 1810, and used to stop French invasion 1810 offensive.

4. Chafariz dos Canos

Rua Candido dos Reis, Torres Vedras 2560-000, Portugal
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Chafariz dos Canos

Reviewed By Eoin K

Not much to see, Would be nice if it had something with the history written,has nice history , as told by a local, but I wouldn't drink the water.

5. Museu Municipal Leonel Trindade

Praca 25 de Abril | Convento de Nossa Senhora da Graça, Torres Vedras 2560-286, Portugal +351 261 310 485
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Museu Municipal Leonel Trindade

Reviewed By Shrillyd - Almancil, Portugal

The museum looks nothing from the outside but when you go inside they have a great collection of interesting artefacts particularly ceramics and a very informative exhibition relating to the peninsular wars and the role of the Linhas de Torres Vedras. If you are in the area and interested in history and archaeology this is well worth a visit and try and get a guided tour and is makes it much more enlightening.

6. Casa Santos Lima

Quinta da Boa Vista, Aldeia Galega da Merceana, Torres Vedras 2580-081, Portugal +351 263 760 621
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Casa Santos Lima

Casa Santos Lima is a family owned company dedicated to the production, bottling and selling of Portuguese wines. The company is present directly or indirectly in the regions of Lisboa, Algarve, Alentejo, Vinho Verde and Douro. This way and from around 400 hectares of vineyards, it produces wines known for their excellent quality/price ratio and exports around 90% of its total production to close to 50 countries in all 5 continents. Casa Santos Lima is also the largest producer of “Vinho Regional Lisboa” and “DOC Alenquer” and in the past years has been one of the most awarded Portuguese wineries in major national and international wine competitions.

Reviewed By JaninedeBric - Denver, Colorado

We chose to visit Casa Santos Lima for an example of a large-scale winery in Portugal that has invested in exporting and draws wines from around the country. With vineyards in Douro, Vinho Verde, Alentejo, Lisboa, and Algarve VRs, Casa Santos Lima exports 90% of its product, and I've seen it in the US, under the "Lab" label. The Quinta da Boa Vista lies just outside Aldeia Galega de Merceana (watch for the white billboard sign). Once there, we watched a moving video to start the tour, highlighting in his own words the owner's journey to growing this business, and then toured the nearby vineyard, winemaking areas, and barrel room. Everything was spotlessly clean and minimalist in its design--and incredible to see stainless tanks holding 100,000 liters, with built-in tanks to 250,000 liters! We wondered at the quality of the wine, but the "Terroir" tasting allayed our fears. Each wine, from a different VR and of a varying style from vinho werde, rose, branco, and tinto, was well made and enjoyable--and at very competitive pricing even for Portugal. We ended up with a case to take home that cost us less than €40. A very hospitable place, and we look forward to watching their continued growth in the future.

7. Castelo de Torres Vedras

Rua da Paz | Largo Cel. Morais Sarmento, Torres Vedras, Portugal
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Castelo de Torres Vedras

Reviewed By Dmitry D - Murmansk, Russia

Крепость здесь существовала еще во времена римлян (до сих пор на территории замка есть цистерна, -резервуар для сбора питьевой воды, оставшийся со времен римлян), во времена реконкисты (XII век) крепость была отвоевана у мавров и полностью перестроена, в последующем замок претерпевал изменения, разрушен Лиссабонским землетрясением, однако восстановлен в начале XIX века в связи с сооружением оборонительных линий (linhas de Torres Vedras), в состав которых вошел как редут 27. Замок расположен в историческом центре города, на довольно высоком холме. Обращает на себя внимание герб Мануэля I над его входными ворота. Вход в замок бесплатный, однако он открыт он лишь в дневное время (смотри “Horário de funcionamento”). Внутри замка неплохой парк, со стен замка – хорошие виды на город и окрестности. Замок – главная достопримечательность города и, безусловно, заслуживает внимания

8. Aqueduto de Torres Vedras

Torres Vedras, Portugal
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Aqueduto de Torres Vedras

Reviewed By Dmitry D - Murmansk, Russia

Акведук находится в черте города, ближе к его периферии. Можно датировать его XVI-м веком, однако уже до этого здесь существовала система труб, которая тогда была реконструирована и расширена. Акведук пережил еще несколько реконструкций и реставраций, последняя из них уже в конце XX века, и, безусловно не смотриться так величественно как хотя бы акведуки Лиссабона или Элваша, или даже Эворы…

9. Quinta Pedagogica da Caria

Rua do Pinhal 30 | Casal da Barreirinha, Torres Vedras 2560-259, Portugal +351 918 919 044
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Quinta Pedagogica da Caria

Reviewed By VAmado2015 - Carcavelos, Portugal

Foi com muito agrado que visitei esta quinta Pedagógica.
Num local extremamente agradável, pode-se usufruir da visita guiada, onde nos é possível apreciar com toda a explicação pormenorizada das culturas, animais etc que fazem parte da referida quinta.
Para além disso, é um espaço extraordinário para as crianças, com um belo parque infantil e onde nem falta uma pista e respectivos automóveis de pedais.
Acresce-se ainda que o atendimento é simplesmente espectacular, descontraído e amistoso.
É uma visita que aconselho vivamente Vitor Amado

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