Vila poema e ribeirinha que nasce do encontro de rios, o Tejo e Zêzere

Constância is full of flavour

Between two rivers, fresh water fish soup tastes good, but also fish that is fried or grilled, in stews, bread stews and with migas (cabbage with cornbread). There are bread stews with allis shad, roe and codfish. There are many traditional specialties, from mullet on a roof tile to sour de peixe (“fish sweat” – barb stew), from dogfish with fried onions to molhada de peixe (various fish), from fried bogas to twait shad skewers, never forgetting lamprey rice or fish heads.

Other Flavours: carvoeiras and pintassilgas migas (cabbage with cornbread) are the mothers of many other dishes which today accompany local dishes in the region. Chicken and mutton are also popular here. Relative to sweets, here you will find the sweetest of the sweet – regional honey, then there are the tigeladas (egg custard) of Montalvo and the convent sweet, queijinhos do céu “small cheeses from heaven”.


Trip along the riverbanks of the Tejo and Zêzere Rivers, which so inspired the poet, Luís Vaz de Camões and which served as a port for boats and the school, where there were knowledgeable masters of the art of construction and repair of the vessels which existed all along the Tejo.

Possibility of meeting an artisan who still constructs replicas of these vessels, including: the varino, which is the most traditional, but also the lancha, batelão, barca de passage (ferry), the abringel and the desalijo

Ruins of the Camões house

Jardim do Horto de Camões, garden where all of the fauna and flora mentioned in the songs by the poet grow and thrive

Alcolobre Ruins, witness to the Roman presence in the area

Cultural and Historical Heritage: Vasco Lima Couto Museum, the churches, the monastery and the pillory

Camões com Sabor Store, which sells a wide variety of regional delicacies: honey, wine, olive oil, jams, cheese and smoked sausage.

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