Cabeça, Aldeia Natal, located in the region of Seia, Serra da Estrela is the first echo-sustainable Christmas village in the country! Supported by echo-design experts, local communities have engaged in the task of developing Christmas décor by using natural elements, agricultural and forest surplus, as well as wool of Serra da Estrela Mountain!
Christmas time in Penela (34 km away from Coimbra) is lived in a very special way. Penela has Portugal’s biggest animated nativity in an area of 700 square meters with 150 wooden characters. The whole of Jerusalem is superbly depicted in this amazing nativity. A lot of entertainment, fun, colour and magic!
The town of Óbidos takes us to the magical and enchanting world of Christmas. The colourful decor and scenes inspired by the seasons of the year, the Santa Claus farm, the Ice Bar, the Christmas Market and other entertainments make this event absolutely perfect for families! Have fun at the Christmas town of Óbidos and
Every year the beautiful historical city of Viseu is the stage of an enchanting Christmas market that fills the streets of the city with magic and light ! In this market there are pleasant warm drinks, superb regional products for sale, local handicraft and delicious chocolates ! Definitely, one of the best time of the
The city of Ovar hosts every year one of the most important Carnival celebrations of the country.
The Carnival tradition in Estarreja dates back to the end of the 19th century with the famous “flower battles” and it continues alive in the 21st century.
“Made in Portugal” is the theme of the 2019 edition of Portugal’s most Portuguese Carnival, the Carnival of Torres Vedras. Each year the opening of the Carnival monument is highly awaited by locals. The Carnival of Torres Vedras is known for its traditional satire with the representation of well-known real-life characters of politics and football.
Anyone with a sweet tooth shouldn’t miss the chance to take part in the International Chocolate Festival in Óbidos. During several days the medieval town’s narrow streets will be transformed into genuine showcases of cakes and sweets that everyone can sample and purchase. For younger visitors, the “Kids’ Chocolate House” offers recreational and pedagogical activities and
Easter traditions’ cycle in Fundão – Cuadragésima – is truly a symbol of the cultural identity of this city, based upon the preservation of religious ancient rituals.
Easter time is experienced with great intensity in the region of Idanha-a-Nova. Several traditional religious celebrations, whose origins get lost in time, that are the living proof of a deep-rooted faith, engaging the whole community.
During the Holy Week the churches and chapels of the town of Sardoal and also the ones belonging to the county are decorated with tapestries made of flower petals and natural plants with Easter-related motifs. The flower tapestries are handmade on Wednesday night, involving the whole community. This tradition is thought to be unique in
From May 6th to 10th, the university city of Coimbra will host emblematic students’ feast Queima das Fitas. An exceptional opportunity to visit the city of students and witness a unique tradition! In Coimbra, where else?