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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.

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Tourist attractions Vila Franca de Xira : Things to see and do

  • Museu etnografico da Junta Distrital de Lisbon

    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..

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  • Miradouro de Monte Gordo

    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.

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  • Alverca do Ribatejo

    aérodrome militaire 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 Blériot ..

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Hotels Vila Franca de Xira

  • Leziria Parque Hotel

    Estrada Nacional 1 - Povos P - 2600-246 Vila Franca de Xira

    Leziria offers contemporary accommodation just outside Vila Franca de Xira, 1 km from the scenic estuary of the Tagus River. It features excellent links with Lisbon, thanks to the A1 Motorway. Air-conditioned rooms at Leziria Parque Hotel have a mod..

  • Boiça Hotel

    Estrada do Farrobo P - 2600-062 Vila Franca de Xira

    The four-star Boiça Hotel is just a 5-minute drive away from the Vila Franca de Xira. Its luscious green landscapes and river and mountain view, are coupled by the property’s state-of-the-art spa facilities. The Boiça Hotel’s air conditioned rooms i..

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Restaurants Vila Franca de Xira

  • O Forno Quite comfortable restaurant 

    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.

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