Bullfights and stone soup
The village came into existence after King D. João I erected an ancient palace here, which was regularly used during the ruling of Avis dynasty. In 1544, Royal courts assembled here for the oath of Prince D. João, as well as the Courts of 1580 to discuss the succession to Portugal’s throne. It was in town’s palace that Portuguese play writer Gil Vicente presented most of his farces and comedies. General Chansonnier written by Garcia de Resende also began to be printed here. In present day, this council is famous for wine, fruit and vegetable production, however the greatest highlight is the renowned stone soup, attracting many lovers of good Portuguese cuisine to the city. This speciality is served in countless local restaurants. After enjoying such a pleasant speciality, you should visit the Main Church (16th century) or Quinta da Alorna Palace (19th century). Portuguese bullfight fans can also stop by in Almeirim, since the bullfighting arena is a regular stage for the performances of the best horsemen and bullfighters in the country.