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Situated in the vast and open plains of the lezíria and in the heart of the bullfighting region, Coruche is a gay and pretty little town with small houses of popular architecture and sheltered and pleasant squares and plazas. It was inhabited since Paleolithic times, then the Moors pratically destroyed it in 1180 as a revenge against the conquering Christians.

The region is excellent for agriculture and the well irrigated soils produce good wines, cereals and vegetables.

At Coruche, the Church of Saint Mary of the Castle has a wonderful belvedere with views over the fertile lands and the fields of cork oaks. The Church of Saint Peter exhibits rare blue and yellow decorated tiles (17th century), and the café O Coruja, in the central pedestrian street, is also lined with expressive panels of modern azulejos portraying bulls on the plains, bullfights and pictoresque scenes of the local life.

The streams and rivers of the region offer barbel, carp and grey mullet, so fishing is definitely an option.

Visitors can also taste a sweet dessert much appreciated in the Ribatejo: arroz doce (sweet rice), a creamy rice pudding made with eggs and flavoured with vanilla and lemon rind.

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