Altitude Routes

Gold Route

Altitude Routes / Hiking With a surprising diversity of landscapes, this route combines natural heritage with the most important archaeological heritage left by the Roman occupation in the Upper Valley of the Terva River. In this 13 km walk, on a circular route, starting and arriving in the village of Bobadela (next to the TVAPIC), […]

Castle Route

Altitude Routes / Hiking This spectacular 11 km course, starting and ending in the village of Bobadela (near TVAPIC), connects the Brejo Lagoon, resulting from an old open-air mining operation, to the Castle of Contenda, through an ancient medieval road, a testimony of the first efforts to organize the territory at the time of the […]

Mines of Beça Route

Altitude Routes / Bike The ‘cuts’ resulting from the old open-air mining, the meandering of the river, the feeling of tranquility and isolation, are just some of the attributes of this 17 km course that takes you to know some of the most beautiful sites of Beça. The course was done thinking about a quiet […]


County of Boticas

Introduction / Patrimony / Gastronomy The municipality of Boticas is located in the northwestern part of Portugal, in Trás-os-Montes, District of Vila Real. Created in the context of the administrative reform of 1836, the present municipality of Boticas, which corresponds to part of the old Barroso land, has a high diversity and natural richness, which […]


Introduction / Patrimony / Gastronomy Natural Boticas has a high diversity and natural richness, which is reflected in the quality of the landscapes that dress the region and is evidenced by the presence of numerous species of animals and vegetables with conservation status. The geomorphology of the terrain, which sometimes complicates access to some regions, […]


Introduction / Patrimony / Gastronomy The agricultural activity in Boticas has a strong rural character, preserving the traditions, which allows to maintain the quality and genuineness of the regional products. Proof of this quality has been the certification and protection of origin of several traditional products harvested or made, contributing to guarantee their authenticity and […]


EXPOSURE Sports & Leisure

Boticas returns to be the stage of tests

Boticas returns this weekend to be the stage of tests by teams and pilots of international rallies. This Saturday and Sunday will be the PH Sport team to test the new Citroen C3 R5 and on Monday it is the turn of the Dutch pilot Kevin Abbring test his Ford R5. The tests are carried […]


The castreja magic returns to Boticas with news

Boticas will return to retreat 2000 years, on June 9 and 10, with the third edition of the Castreja Festival, this year, along with the Barroso Pact (Hospitium Barrosorum). The Barroso Pact intends to evoke the pact between Castrejos and Romans through the recreation of a space of coexistence with scenic elements and activities that […]


Festa do Sol hike

The fourth edition of the hike to Hill-fort of Outeiro Lesenho, will begin this year in the grounds of the Festa Castreja, near the Hill-fort of Carvalhelhos, on June 9. The initiative, promoted by the Celtiberus Association, in partnership with the Projeto Raízes and with the support of the Municipality of Boticas, intends to celebrate […]

Exhibition EXPOSURE

Illustration and architecture at Nadir Afonso Arts Center

The exhibit of illustration and architecture at the Nadir Afonso Arts Center is part of the celebrations of the Reading Week 2018, and aims to showcase the works of the former students, from the Group of Schools Gomes Monteiro, Ana Ferreira, Ana Justo, Eva Fernandes, Miguel Tomaz and Pedro Paulo.   Visit Boticas / 03/05/2018 […]

EXPOSURE Sports & Leisure

Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC testing in Boticas

The Rally Team of Toyota Gazoo Racing WRC, which recently secured the victory in the Rally of Argentina, with the pair Ott Tanak / Martin Jarveoja, has programmed for the County of Boticas a set of tests of preparation for the Rally of Portugal, scoring test for the World Rally Championship which will take place […]


Boticas Trail seasoned with sun, rain and snow

It was in a wet but very lively environment that last Sunday, April 29, occurred the second edition of the Boticas Trail – Caminhos do Galaico. The first and only family running trail event. The event, which had 650 participants, divided into four modalities (long, short, mini and walk), was organized in Boticas Parque, by […]






Mountain Products Rural Store

Meat of the Barroso, bread, wine, honey, dried fruit, smoked and cheese are some of the products that you can find at the rural store Produtos de Montanha. The store, which aims to be a showcase for local producers, is the result of a partnership between the municipality and the Agricultural Cooperative of Boticas.   […]


Folar of Trás-os-Montes

The folar (type of bread) is traditionally the Easter bread in Portugal, and is linked to friendship and reconciliation. The form, content and confection varies by region, village and even family. We leave you here, one of the most popular ways to prepare it.   Ingredients 1kg of flour 12 egg 1 egg for brushing […]

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Where to eat

Casa do Pedro

Traditional Cuisine Rua Direita, 15 (Largo da Capela) 5460-010 Vilarinho Seco – Boticas Tel.: (+351) 276 444 112 By appointment only.      

Casa de Vilar

Traditional Cuisine Estrada Nacional 311, nº5 5460-512 Vilar-Boticas Mobile phone: (+351) 914 125 902 Email: Facebook      

Where to Stay

Casa Pastoria Mourão

Rua Central, 22 5460-370 Codessoso-Boticas Tel.: (+351) 276 414 032 Email:    

Boticas Hotel Art & SPA ****

Located right next to the Nadir Afonso Arts Center. All Boticas Art & SPA spaces were designed to embrace the modern art of Mestre Nadir Afonso. Surrounded by natural green areas, Boticas Hotel Art & SPA offers an outdoor pool with panoramic views along with full spa and wellness facilities including a heated indoor pool. […]