Vila Franca de Xira The Essential
This industrial city, situated on the right bank at the beginning of the Tagus estuary, is renowned for its festivities and its bull races. The town is lively, particularly in July during the festival of Colete encarnada (the "red coat" of the campinos). You can see the picturesque caminos processions and in particular the bull runs, where the bulls are let loose in the town. The arenas, constructed in 1901, are located at the south end of the town and house the ethnography museum.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Vila Franca de Xira
Miradouro de Monte Gordo
Miradouro de Monte Gordo
This belvedere between two mills, at the
15 minutes
Museu do Ar
Museu do Ar
On the military airfield, a hangar
Museu etnografico da Junta Distrital de Lisbon
Museu etnografico da Junta Distrital de Lisbon
This small museum entered though an
15 minutes