Old Town in Trancoso

Old Town

Trancoso's walled centre is a charming maze of picturesque squares, attractive churches and narrow cobbled lanes. Several medieval gates puncture the walls, including the Portas do Prado and, to the south, the...

Portuguese in Trancoso

São Marcos Restaurante

With its pretty lace curtains, white tablecloths and woody decor, snug São Marcos is the very picture of an old-school Portuguese restaurant. In keeping with the decor, the menu sticks to the tried-and-tested...

Food & Drinks in Trancoso

Casa da Prisca

Just inside Portas d'El Rei, this richly-stocked deli is a treasure trove of regional bounty: smoked meats and local cheeses, preserves, olive oils, vinegars and liqueurs. An unlikely sounding speciality is...

Portuguese in Trancoso

Restaurante Área Benta

Ensconced in a traditional stone house off Largo Padre Francisco Ferreira, Área Benta is reckoned to be the best restaurant in town. Its spacious interior, complete with wood floors and exposed stone walls,...

Castle in Trancoso


On a hill in the northeast corner of the historic centre is Trancoso's landmark castle, with its crenellated towers and the distinctively slanted walls of the Torre de Menagem, a squat Moorish tower you can climb...

Portuguese in Trancoso

Dom Gabriel

Just outside the city walls, this is the town's best-value restaurant for solid local fare. Meat dishes are well garnished and simply prepared – the steaks are excellent – or you can push the boat out and go for...

Cultural in Trancoso

Feira Medieval de Trancoso

On the last weekend in June Trancoso revisits its past with lots of dressing up, a medieval market in the castle area, jousting and more. It's lots of fun.

Tomb in Trancoso

Visigothic Tombs

Across the road from the Portas do Prado by the courthouse car park, you'll find an untended mass of grey rocks, many of which have been shaped into eerie, body-shaped cavities. These were discovered during...

Fair in Trancoso

Feira de São Bartolomeu

This annual historic fair sees Trancoso taken over by artisan's stalls, exhibitions, concerts, food stands and fun family activities. Dates vary.