Top things to do in Luso & Mata Nacional do Buçaco

Top Choice Forest in Luso & Mata Nacional do Buçaco

Mata Nacional do Buçaco

The aromatic forest is criss-crossed with trails, dotted with crumbling chapels and graced with ponds, fountains and exotic trees. The most accessible paths lead to pretty Vale dos Fetos and Fonte Fria, where swans …
Top Choice Portuguese in Luso & Mata Nacional do Buçaco

Pedra de Sal

Winningly done out in dark wood, this is the best restaurant in Luso by quite a distance. It specialises in succulent cuts of pork from the Iberian pig, has some excellent wines to wash them down with and top servic…
Portuguese in Luso & Mata Nacional do Buçaco

Palace Hotel do Buçaco

For a truly memorable dinner, it’s hard to beat the elegant spread at the Palace Hotel's dining room, itself a work of art, with natural light pouring over the parquet wood floors through a graceful faux-Manueline w…
Church in Luso & Mata Nacional do Buçaco

Santa Cruz do Bussaco

Tucked away behind the Palace Hotel do Buçaco, this is what remains of a convent where the future Duke of Wellington rested after the Battle of Bussaco in 1810. The atmospheric interior has decaying religious painti…