ARTICLES Explore History

The culture of rice farming and fishing makes Comporta a distinctive region, rich and steeped in history. If you want to get to know it better, the Roman ruins of Troia will send you back in time, to an era when this part of Portugal was an important economic hub in the export of fish and seafood products. Other places you’ll find in this section are unmissable if you’re spending a holiday here and want to understand more about the region.

Explore History Sep 2019

Discover the historic city Alcácer do Sal

If you are on holiday in Comporta for a week or more, don’t hesitate to take a walk in and around the villages of Herdade da Comporta. Alcácer do Sal is, for example, a charming village typical of the Alentejo not to be missed. If you are leaving Lisbon, you can stop at Alcácer do

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Explore History Feb 2019

Tróia Golf

The heart of the Tróia peninsula is home to one of the most exciting and challenging golf courses in Portugal. The primary attraction of Tróia Golf is its magnificent setting. Set right at the edge of the ocean, it boasts glorious views of the beach and the magnificent Serra da Arrábida.  Designed by the North

troia ruins
Explore History Feb 2019

The Roman ruins of Tróia

The Roman ruins of Tróia are located on a sandy peninsula, 10 minutes from the city centre. This site surrounded as it is, by the ocean, was once an important complex specialising in the production of salted and pickled fish. It was built in the first half of the first century and was occupied continuously

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Explore History Feb 2019

Museu do Arroz, Comporta

The Rice Museum is located at the entrance to the village of Comporta. It is devoted to local rice growing and related traditions. In this cultural space, we go back in time to better understand the impact of this atypical culture in the history and development of “Herdade da Comporta”. The museum is located in

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Explore History Jan 2019

Cais Palafítico da Carrasqueira

Comporta is home to a port balanced on stilts, untouched by time and suspended between sky and sea. Located in Carrasqueira on the Sado River, this small fishing port is built on a jumble of rough-and-ready landing stages made of openwork planks that rest on stilts. A unique architecture in Europe This outstanding example of

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