Castle in Porto de Mós

Castelo de Porto de Mós

The green-towered castle was originally a Moorish stronghold. Conquered definitively in 1148 by Dom Afonso Henriques, it was largely rebuilt in 1450 and again after the 1755 earthquake. These days it’s too...

Portuguese in Porto de Mós

Dom Lambuças

In the small village of Alcaria, this welcoming and very genuine old-school petisqueiria (place selling huge portions of petiscos, or tapas) with its red awnings gets the thumbs up for all things local and of...

Portuguese in Porto de Mós

Adega do Luis

Some 3km southeast of Porto de Mós, this delightful (if touristy) place with high ceilings, stone walls and a roaring fire in the brick oven serves grilled bacon, lamb chops, roasted goat, Iberian pork and...

Portuguese in Porto de Mós

Tasquinha D'Maria

This rustic spot, with traditional paraphernalia from rural workers, is nothing fancy. But it serves up honest fare of great grills with excellent-quality local meats priced by weight. And the locals rave about it.

Ruins in Porto de Mós

Estrada Romana

About 15 minutes northeast of Porto de Mós by car (and signed from near the castle), a section of ancient Roman road has been converted into a walking trail. Marked with red and yellow blazes, the old road bed...