XXI Month of Shad and Lamprey

The most appreciated gastronomic season by our visitors has already begun!

The culture of Vila Nova da Barquinha is intimately linked to the fishing arts. Thus, gastronomy has adapted itself to the presence of certain delicacies as shad and lamprey.

From February 14 to April 5 occurs the XXI Month of Shad and Lamprey where you can find in the participating restaurants some of the gastronomic specialties that excite the delicacies’ lovers, such as Açorda de Sável (Special Bread Stew with Shad) and Arroz de Lampreia (Lamprey-Rice).

To help publicize this event, some of the restaurants that are on its membership list have been present in several television programs.

XXI Month of Shad and Lamprey – Agora Nós – RTP1 (public broadcaster Television Show)


This is one of the best opportunities to get to know Vila Nova da Barquinha a little bit more, combining the specialties at the table to some unforgettable spots of interest!

You can count on our help so that together we create the most suitable program according to your requirements, providing you with the possibility of building unforgettable memories from Vila Nova da Barquinha.


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We could not fail to present you our “home”. Located in the building of the Cultural Centre of Vila Nova da Barquinha (next to the Contemporary Sculpture Park Almourol), It is the ideal place to receive all those who are passing by Vila Nova da Barquinha!

There you can meet someone from the team Welcome to, always willing to help visitors, whether giving hints on “where to eat” or “what to see”, or simply presenting to you some of the regional products that we have for sale.

Our tourist office is a little bit different from the usual. As the wonderful town of Vila Nova da Barquinha, it is unique. Apart from our geographical position, next to one of the most beautiful parks in Europe, our door is always opened to tourists. We want to live up to our principles and help improve our visitors’ touristic experience. Whether in our mother tongue or in the universal English, we exist to welcome you and to pass on the culture of Vila Nova da Barquinha.