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Bairrada

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Bairrada is in Portugal. It is an agro-viticulture zone in centre Portugal, mostly in the meridional part of the Aveiro district.


Cities

Main city:

Other cities:

(All are located in Aveiro district, except Cantanhede which is in Coimbra district.)

Other destinations

Luso,Bucaco (Bussaco),Curia,Vacarica,Casal Comba, Anadia,Mogofores,Sangalhos,Tocha.

Understand

Bairrada, situated between the urban centers of Agueda,Aveiro and Coimbra, stretches itself along 40km from North to South. This region is mainly constituted by vineyards of circumscriptions of Anadia, Cantanhede, Mealhada and Oliveira do Bairro. From East to West it starts in the base of Caramulo and Bucaco mountains and goes until the the Littoral sands of the Atlantic.

The area of Bairrada is 108,000 ha. corresponding approximately of the cities/municipalities of Anadia,Cantanhede,Mealhada and Oliveira do Bairro,in the central region of Portugal. It presents a concentration of soils with agricultural potentialities (47%) much of the standard soils of the central region (19%). The vine occupies around 15,000 ha. In the seventies, this corresponded to 37% of the volume of the total agricultural production in the central region.

Talk

Portuguese; (some people speak French or English).

Get in

From Aveiro,Coimbra,Porto,Lisbon,Braga,Evora,Guarda,Leiria,Castelo Branco,Viseu

Get around

Drive (A1). or train(principal stations Linha do Norte @ Pampilhosa, Mealhada, Mogofores,O.Bairro,Oia,Paraimo/Sangalhos,Curia,Aguim). Linha da Beira Alta :Pampilhosa,Luso/Bussaco,Quinta do Valongo/Vacarica,Trezoi. Ramal da Figueira/Cantanhede:Pampilhosa,Mala.

See

The bucolic town of Luso, the villages of Bucaco (Bussaco Palace hotel),Forest/Mata do Bussaco,Cruz Alta. Also: Curia(spa/garden and lagoon).

Itineraries

Mealhada-Bucaco/Luso,Curia.

Do

Carnaval da Bairrada/Mealhada

Eat

suckling pig

Drink

Regional spumantes (wines/vinho espumante da Bairrada).

Stay safe

Itinerary

Aveiro, a city north of Bairrada, Coimbra, to the south, Figueira da Foz, to the southwest. Note:these 3 cities are actually not in Bairrada, but close by.

Get out

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