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Bairrada is an agro-viticulture zone of central Portugal, mostly in the meridional part of the Aveiro district.


Map of Bairrada

Other destinations[edit]

Luso, Bucaco (Bussaco), Curia, Vacarica, Casal Comba, Anadia, Mogofores, Sangalhos, Tocha.


Bairrada, situated between the urban centers of Agueda, Aveiro and Coimbra, stretches 40 km from north to south. The region mainly comprises vineyards and contains the municipalities of Anadia, Cantanhede, Mealhada and Oliveira do Bairro. From east to west the region runs from the base of the Caramulo and Bucaco mountains to the sands of the Atlantic.

The area of Bairrada is 108,000 ha. Vineyards occupy around 15,000 ha. In the 1970s, this corresponded to 37% of the volume of the total agricultural production in the central region.

Get in[edit]

From Aveiro, Coimbra, Porto, Lisbon, Braga, Evora, Guarda, Leiria, Castelo Branco, Viseu

Get around[edit]

By car[edit]

Take the A1.

By train[edit]

The principal stations are: Linha do Norte: Pampilhosa, Mealhada, Mogofores, O.Bairro, Oia, Paraimo/Sangalhos, Curia, Aguim.

Linha da Beira Alta: Pampilhosa, Luso/Bussaco, Quinta do Valongo/Vacarica, Trezoi.

Ramal da Figueira/Cantanhede: Pampilhosa, Mala.


The bucolic town of Luso, the villages of Bucaco (Bussaco Palace hotel), Forest/Mata do Bussaco, Cruz Alta.

Also: Curia (spa/garden and lagoon).


Mealhada-Bucaco/Luso, Curia.


Carnaval da Bairrada/Mealhada


suckling pig


Regional spumantes (wines/vinho espumante da Bairrada).

Stay safe[edit]


Aveiro, a city north of Bairrada, Coimbra, to the south, Figueira da Foz, to the southwest. These 3 cities are not in Bairrada, but close by.

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