Portugal | Lisbon Coast | Setúbal | Moita | Español | Français | Português | Maps | Pictures | Restaurants


Choose a county
Alcácer do Sal
Santiago do Cacém
| Private Houses (1) |

On the southern bank of the Tagus estuary, Moita has a long history connected to the river and to seafaring activities, such as fishing, grinding in tide-mills, naval construction and transportation of people and goods to the capital.

The county has a vast riverside zone, stretching for more than 20 kilometres, where several leisure equipments have been created in recent years.

Inland, there are still small rural enclaves and villages with typical architecture, such as Gaio and Rosário, and Moita is also known for preserving a strong bullfighting tradition.

The religious patrimony includes fine churches such as the 17th-century Mother Church of Alhos Vedros, with beautiful tiles portraying the life of Saint Lawrence (the patron saint), or the Santa Casa da Misericórdia Chapel, also at Alhos Vedros, with an altar in gilded woodwork and painted tiles from the beginning of the 18th century.

Other sites of interest are the Tide-Mill at the quay of Alhos Vedros, dating from the beginning of the 17th century and which kept working until 1940, and the Moorish Well (in spite of the name, it dates from the 15th century), decorated with natural motifs such as a bough with olives and a lily.

The county also offers visitors a series of traditional festivities during the Summer months, of which the most popular is the religious festival of Our Lady of the Good Journey, in September.

Local gastronomy includes typical dishes as such as whelk salad, mushrooms with eggs and sausage and massada de peixe (fish with macaroni).

| Private Houses (1) |

© 1997-2021 Guia de Viagens Portugal Travel & Hotels Guide | Disclaimer | Privacy policy | Contact