The honey of the Barroso

The production of honey has always had great importance in the county. This is evidenced by material evidence such as a large dorna, located next to the parish church of Vila Grande de Dornelas, where the local population placed the wax-paid tributes to the archbishopric of Braga, as mentioned in the parish memoirs of 1758 […]


There are many festivities that take place throughout the year in the county. What we generically designate as Festivities, assumes, in practice, a variety of forms: communal meal, or just distribution of bread and wine to the faithful; religious celebration, usually followed by a procession with the image of the saint around the church/ chapel; […]

County of Boticas

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 is reflected in the quality […]

The Mills

In the municipality of Boticas there are about 240 water mills built with the purpose of guaranteeing the intensive grinding of all the rye of the rural house during the rainy season. This number is justified by an agro-pastoral and self-consumption economy traditionally based on rye monoculture, interrupted by sporadic corn yields. The mills are […]



Boticas advances with Barroso Nature Observation Center

The Boticas Municipality will apply 278 thousand euros at the Barroso Nature Observation Center, which aims to create more pedestrian paths, a birding shelter and the recovery of a dam on the Beça river. Boticas Mayor Fernando Queiroga told Lusa yesterday that the project aims to improve the conditions of visitation of Boticas Parque – […]


Half a million euros for traditional irrigation

In the framework of the National Irrigation Program, the Ministry of Agriculture approved a set of rehabilitation projects for traditional irrigation in the six municipalities that comprise the Alto Tâmega Intermunicipal Community (portuguese CIM-AT) area, in an investment of around four million euros. Of this share, a little more than half a million euros (€ […]


Boticas received 2360 trees

Following the different applications presented by the Municipal Council of Boticas to the Common Forest Program, the Council received 2360 trees to reforest the parishes of Alturas Barroso and Cerdedo, Ardãos and Bobadela, Boticas and Granja, Codessoso, Curros and Fiães do Tâmega, Covas do Barroso, Dornelas, Pinho, Sapiãos and Vilar and Viveiro. The species, 160 […]

Photography REPORTAGE

XXI Pork Gastronomic Fair

Visit Boticas Photo Report In the event, which attracted thousands of people to Boticas, it was possible to find, besides the stands of the producers, handicrafts and several small shops with the local gastronomic specialties, various types of smokemeat, ham and also rye bread and regional wines. The three-day program included various animation activities, such […]






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 […]


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.   [wpgmza id=”18″]    

Abstrato Restaurant

With a sophisticated, modern ambience, framed by the beauty of the Barroso and Leiranco mountains, the Abstracto restaurant in Boticas offers visitors a contemporary cuisine with products of the region of excellent quality. Among the specialties are bacalhau com broa and dishes made with the famous barrosã meat.   Rua Gomes Monteiro, 5 5460-304 Boticas […]

Where to Stay

Casa Pastoria Mourão

It was in the year 1903 that Camilo Pastoria Mourão began the construction of what would become Codessoso’s largest house, and one of the largest – if not the largest – of the county, surpassing the eternal rival João Domingues Enes. João do Janela, as he was known, later responded to the ‘provocation’ with the […]

Natur Houses

Boticas Parque Estrada Nacional 311 nº2, 5460-513 Relva-Vilar, Boticas Tel.: (+351) 276 410 206 Email: aacceltiberus@gmail.com www.boticasparque.com   Photo: Foto Vídeo Stop   [wpgmza id=”61″]