Meet Alcochete

Discover our tourist guide to find out what to do in Alcochete and what you can't miss, experience, and get to know.

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Bird watching

Discover the natural beauty of the Salinas do Samouco. This is an ecological sanctuary rich in migratory bird species and unique ecosystems to explore. Let yourself be enveloped by the birds' songs, colours and graceful flights. An experience that will give you a profound encounter with nature.

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Walk at sunset on the salt flats

On the Salinas do Samouco trail, the weather slows down and you can enjoy the gentle breeze as you walk or cycle along the path, surrounded by unique and serene landscapes. Observe the fauna and flora in their natural habitat and enjoy the more than 300 hectares where you can stroll along the shore and unveil the centuries-old secret of the salt makers, who preserve their traditional techniques from generation to generation, producing salt (or 'white gold'), the treasure coveted over the centuries.

Alcochete Village Tour

The historic streets of Alcochete trace the origins of the region, with narrow paths and colourful houses that guard a legacy of tradition. Find the authentic details that reveal a past where every door served as a dwelling for the locals who set out every day to serve the Tagus, in salt extraction, transport or fishing activities. Soak up the local culture, browse the typical shops and let yourself be enveloped by the details rich in history.

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Find the region's fresh and organic produce

Discover the Alcochete Market in the heart of the city and browse the stalls full of flavours and aromas, with the best of fresh and regional products. Take away a delicious souvenir and savour the region's best delicacies, such as the famous sheep's cheese and award-winning wines. Meet the local traders and mingle with the town's culture, taking a little of Alcochete's authenticity with you.

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A moment on the seafront terrace

In the Zona Ribeirinha, you can hear the gentle sound of the water and the banks of the river rise up to the town of Alcochete. Walk along the seafront promenade, feel the cool breeze and admire the panoramic view, characterised by the sound of seagulls and shaded benches - perfect for contemplation. Take advantage of the terraces, cafés and restaurants dotted along the riverside for moments of relaxation or to witness the sunset with a cool drink.

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Find your more radical side

Praia dos Moinhos is the perfect meeting point for strolling along the seafront and exploring your sportier side. Let yourself be enveloped by the serenity of the ocean as you glide through the waters on a stand-up paddleboard, let the adrenaline flow with kitesurfing or accept the invitation of the alkitsurf school to venture out on an aquatic experience. With easy access and parking available, Praia dos Moinhos has also been the stage for the International Parrot Festival, which takes place during the month of June.

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Enjoy the best sunsets

The sunset on the Alcochete skyline is unique and there are many perfect places to admire it with enchantment. Take a stroll down to the riverside area to enjoy the natural spectacle of colours reflected in the waters of the river. Or climb up to the Miradouro do Mercado and watch the sun dip into the horizon. Each place is a promise of tranquillity: the perfect moment to create cosy memories.

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Meet nature on horseback

With the sandy beach and ocean views spread out, the majestic and serene horses await you on a serene and safe ride, where you will feel a total encounter with these elegant animals while creating memories of a unique experience that nourishes the soul.


Board a "lion boat"

The hidden corners of the region can be unravelled aboard the bote leão, a traditional boat with deep origins. Discover the riverside vegetation or simply admire the breathtaking coastal scenery, where you can observe wildlife up close. A peaceful and incomparable trip to enjoy as a couple or with the family.

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Relax in a spa moment

Right by the river and with flamingos decorating the view, the Praia do Sal Spa is the place of choice to enjoy the quiet while doing a relaxation program.
Between massage services, skin treatments, and a thermal water circuit that includes an indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna and Turkish bath, there is plenty to choose from and a day of delight to enjoy.

A tribute to the flavours of Italy

The name comes from the word 'homage' in Italian, and it delivers what it promises: the Omaggio Restaurant transports you to the most traditional flavours of Italy, in a gastronomic and artisanal legacy that extends far beyond traditional pizzas and pastas. There is an authentically regional and experimental menu to discover.

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An afternoon of shopping in Europe's largest outlet

Less than 10 minutes' drive from Upon Vila, Freeport Lisboa Fashion Outlet is the epicentre for fashion and decoration lovers, bringing together some of the most renowned brands of clothing, footwear, accessories and homeware with significant discounts all year round. As an open-air shopping centre, you can stroll along the lanes, browse the windows and discover the latest products.

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What to eat in Alcochete?

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Eel fish stew

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Grilled fish

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Lamb stew

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'Alcochetana' Soup

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‘Terroal’ Soup

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