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; […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 favoring the development of a […]



Archaeological intervention in Hillfort of Outeiro Lesenho

The Hillfort of Outeiro Lesenho is being the target of an intervention by the Archeology Unit of the University of Minho, fruit of the will of the Municipality of Boticas in conserving and valuing one of the most well-known and important settlements of the Iron Age of the north-western peninsular, not only by the its […]

EXPOSURE Nature Patrimony

Road trip in Barroso World Heritage

Going through Barroso is to travel to simplicity in a unique rural environment, where the traditional way of working the land and treating cattle was recognized with the declaration of the Barroso region as a World Heritage Site, by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.   “Road trip in Barroso World Heritage” is the […]


Boutique do Pão has new image

After the change of identity in 2018, on the third anniversary of Bolo Real Barrosão, it was the turn of Boutique do Pão to renovate the space in Carreira da Lebre. The Bolo Real Barrosão is a delicious exclusive of the Boutique do Pão, which combines the traditional cake dough of the bolo rei with […]

Photography REPORTAGE

Trancheiras of Beça 2019

Visit Boticas Photo Report Tradition has once again become what it once was. The trancheiras of St. Peter returned to the village of Beça for the second consecutive year, after a few years without being seen. A curious and fun tradition, which involves the mysterious disappearance of objects at night, later recovered near the trancheiras. […]




Where to eat

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 […]

Casa de Vilar

Traditional Cuisine Estrada Nacional 311, nº5 5460-512 Vilar-Boticas Tlm.: (+351) 914 125 902 Email: ya.go@hotmail.fr Facebook Open Google Maps    

Where to stay

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. […]

Casa do Pedro

Rua Direita, 15 (Largo da Capela) 5460-010 Vilarinho Seco-Boticas Tel.: (+351) 276 444 112 Open Google Maps