The Tejo Wine Route is a cultural and gastronomic route, with the wine in a prominent place.
The gothic city of Santarém and the Convent of Christ in Tomar are two of the most beautiful and emblematic monuments of this region. The Aire and Candeeiros Mountains embellish the landscape and invite us for hikes and open air activities. In the riverside areas, the varinos boat tours in Tejo allow visitors to observe and admire the magnificent natural reserve of Tejo estuary, the Castle of Almourol, built on a little islet, and the picturesque village of Constância. In this region it is also possible to see a multitude of impressive castles, monasteries and churches, deep signs of a History full of milestones.
The gastronomic variety of the Tejo region makes us embark on a journey of flavours and traditions. The Lezírias do Ribatejo and the large estates of Vale do Tejo give rise to meat from pure bred, which the folk knowledge very early displayed on the table. Other influences came from Alentejo, where the bread stews and migas (cornbread dish) are just one example. The most typical dishes of this region are the stone soup, lamb stew, meat with juniper, magusto with cod (magusto consists of Portuguese cabbage, cornbread, and cowpeas), shad stew, and the famous delicatessen of Ribatejo. Among the sweets, the most appreciated are the celestes (made with almond and eggs), arrepiados (made with almond), pampilhos (made with wheat flour and soft eggs) and fogaças (sweet bread).