Vila Franca de Xira :
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Vila Franca de Xira Travel guide
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This industrial city, situated on the right bank at the beginning of the Tagus estuary, is renowned for its festivities and its bull races. The town is lively, particularly in July during the festival of Colete encarnada (the "red coat" of the campinos). You can see the picturesque caminos processions and in particular the bull runs, where the bulls are let loose in the town. The arenas, constructed in 1901, are located at the south end of the town and house the ethnography museum.
Tourist attractions Vila Franca de Xira : Things to see and do
Praça de Toiros Palha Blanco P - 2600 Vila Franca de Xira
This small museum entered though an arena door, exhibits paintings, drawings, photos and sculptures relating to the region and its traditions: the bullfighter's art, fishing on the Tagus and especially traditional costumes from the 19C (fishermen, pe..
Monte Gordo P - 2600 Vila Franca de Xira
This belvedere between two mills, at the top of the hill, has a broad panoramic view over the surrounding countryside.
N1 P - 2600 Vila Franca de Xira
On the military airfield, a hangar houses the Museum of the Air (Museu do Ar). This recalls the aerial past of Portugal through photos, archive documents and above all in showing some authentic old aircraft and some replicas such as those of Blério..
Restaurants Vila Franca de Xira
Rua Dr. Miguel Bombarda 143 P - 2600-195 Vila Franca de Xira
This restaurant has two dining rooms decorated in regional style, with the one upstairs reserved for pre-arranged lunches and dinners. Fish and meat kebabs are the house speciality.