WHERE: Palmela, Portogallo
WHEN: from 30 August to 05 September 2023
Music. Colors. Fun. Perfume. And, a lot, a lot of wine. Here are the ingredients of one of the most awaited parties in Portugal: the Festa das Vindimas. Location, the village of Palmela, in the Setubal district, not far from the marvelous Lisbon.
Every first week of September, the Portuguese village turns into a blaze of sounds, scents and colors. The protagonist, since its birth, wine, with the aim of divulging one of the main riches of the Region. With Muscat, true pride of an entire country.
Six days to live intensely, with a program and a calendar full of events. Shows and entertainment, wine tastings, exhibitions, sporting events, a large allegorical procession, bullfights and the famous fireworks show in the village of Palmela. Here is the recipe for a success that lasts for about 60 years. A winning project that, not surprisingly, welcomes over 300.000 visitors.
It will touch once again Reinha, the Queen, open the dances officially at the 2023 edition.
Because there can not be a party, without a Queen. Just to her, the most beautiful, will touch the symbolic cut of the first bunch of grapes with which we invite all the population, visitors and strangers to celebrate the Grape Harvest Festival.
Festa das Vindimas is more than a simple event. It is a real magical moment in which culture and tradition blend together, giving life to a magical moment. For this reason, it should be lived at any time and not as a simple appendix to a holiday a Lisbon. Of course, given the proximity, an escape in the capital in this period should certainly not be disdained.
The village of Palmela is located in the Setubal district, just over 40 km from Lisbon. The Lusitanian capital, and its international airport, are the base for reaching the Portuguese town.
The most convenient way to reach Palmela is, without a doubt, the car. You can rent your vehicle directly from the airport and from there, proceed via the A12 or A2 to Setúbal. Through this link, you can compare the different rental companies and book your car at the best price.
Anyone wishing to use the means can arrive by train, with Linha do Sado and Roma / Areeiro / Setubal. From Lisbon, by train, it takes little more than 90′, starting from the East and changing to Sete Rios.
Once you reach Palmela, you can easily walk around the city, in the city center and at the main places of the Festa das Vindimas.
Also for the 60th anniversary of the Festa Das Vindimas, you will be super busy with shows, shows, competitions, exhibitions, tastings …
Here, some of the events not to be missed.
On 30th August, a great “appetizer” with the gala for the election of the Rainha 2023. Appointment at the Cine Teatro Sao Joao, at 21:30. Entrance fee.
Next day, starting at 8:00 pm, in Largo São João Batista there will be the inauguration of the Festa das Vindimas 2023. At 9:00 pm, show and entertainment at the Palco Adegas Wine Lounge.
Closing on 05 September with the Monda show, from 9:30 pm in Largo São João.
Being able to move independently, with your own vehicle, we recommend staying at Quinta do Moinho da Páscoa, about 4 km from the center, and a few kilometers from Setubal. Moinho da Páscoa is set in the large Natural Park of Arrábida. This farm offers an apartment, a windmill and an outdoor pool surrounded by greenery. You can stay in the apartment or in the windmill, both with a private bathroom, an equipped kitchenette and a dining area. Guests can also enjoy an outdoor barbecue. There are several local restaurants on the edge of the natural park less than 3 km. Info and reservations from here.
Casa de Atalaia – Turismo de Habitação, it is ideal, instead, for those wishing to stay in the center. Casa de Atalaia offers a terrace, a shared lounge and an outdoor pool. Airport transfers and a bicycle rental service are also available.
The rooms at Casa de Atalaia – Turismo de Habitação feature a desk and a flat-screen TV. Some have a balcony, others have mountain views. All rooms at Casa de Atalaia – Turismo de Habitação have air conditioning and a wardrobe. You can book your room at the best price from this link.
*all the information contained, including program and times are for informational purposes only and should not be understood as official. Please always refer to the organizers’ official websites and channels.
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