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 […]


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; […]


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, has allowed natural ecosystems to […]

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 […]


Photography REPORTAGE

Castreja Festival 2019

Visit Boticas Photo Report Boticas returned to retreat 2000 years for another edition of the Castreja Festival. The festival animated the forest park, next to the Hillfort of Carvalhelhos, on 8 and 9 June, with historical recreations, street animation, gastronomy, old art workshops, music and a hike.   Visit Boticas / 10/06/2017 / Photography: TR […]


Boticas Hotel Art & SPA launches exclusive menu with hamburgers and pregos

Modern, Surreal, Geometric, Baroque, Egyptian, Espacillimité, Original and Anthropomorphic are the names of the six hamburgers and two pregos (steak sandwiches) that you can taste in the new menu launched by Boticas Hotel Art & SPA, after the success of the ‘Carne Barrosã’ hamburger in Caco cake. The beef and veal burgers are from ‘Carne […]


Mel de Barroso honey renews image with 30 years

The ‘Mel de Barroso’ honey, product with Protected Designation of Origin (portuguese DOP), promoted by the Agricultural Cooperative of Boticas (portuguese CAPOLIB) has a new image. Inspired by the landscape and colors of Barroso, the new identity and packaging, designed by designer Tiago Rodrigues, standardizes the two lines of products marketed by CAPOLIB – initially […]


Dom Fumeiro awarded at the National Agriculture Fair

Dom Fumeiro (Fumeinor) was awarded with four gold medals – Salpicão do Lombo, Salpicão Entremeado, Sangueira, and Barriga -, and a bronze one – Alheira Fumada -, at the 9th edition of the National Contest of Traditional Smokers. The medals will be delivered at the National Agriculture Fair in Santarém, on June 9.   Visit […]




Where to eat

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    

Taberna Ti João

Regional Cuisine Rua do Lameirão 1 5460-130 Carvalhelhos-Boticas Mobile phone: (+351) 938 272 698 Email: geral@tabernatijoao.pt www.tabernatijoao.pt 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 da Eira Longa

Rua Central, 9 5460-512 Vilar-Boticas Tel.: (+351) 276 415 979 Email: eiralonga@eiralonga.net www.eiralonga.net Open Google Maps