Roughly 30 minutes from Lisbon, the Torres Vedras landscape is marked by its rolling hills and green valleys, windmills, vineyards, and by the beaches of golden sand bathed by the blue of the ocean.
This breathtaking scenery lent itself to what was called the Lines – that important feat of military architecture and engineering. European history acknowledges it as the place that marked the beginning of the end for Napoleon in 1810.
Prepare yourself for an unforgettable day, setting off from St. Vincent’s Fort, one of the most important military works of the defensive system. While you’re here, visit the Heritage and Visitors’ Centre for the Lines of Torres Vedras and learn a little more of the history that changed the future of Portugal. Nearby stands the medieval castle, a military structure that, in conjunction with the St Vincent and Forca forts, defended one of the main access routes to the capital.
To the south of the city, atop the imposing sierra at Archeira, is Fort Feiteira. From here, you can look down towards the villages of Runa and Dois Portos, scene of two important engagements of the opposing armies. Then, head west and visit the forts of Grilo and Passo, built along the course of the river Sizandro on its way to the sea.
Landscape drawn by the vineyards that cover the slopes that were once defended by the Lines of Torres Vedras. Here, tradition and the contemporary combine to provide a unique experience that surprises all who visit! Dedicate your time to the best that Life can offer and come to explore Torres Vedras on the First Line!
St Vincent’s Fort | 2560-629 Torres Vedras
(+351) 261 320 754
Tuesday to Sunday | 10am-1pm / 2pm to 6pm
Closed on New Year’s Day, the Sunday and Tuesday of Carnaval, Easter Sunday, 1st May, Christmas Eve and Christmas day.
Free entry on Sundays, the Municipal holiday, International Monuments and Sites Day and International Museums Day.