Portimão: Sardine Route

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Come and discover the legacy of the Can Industry in the city of Portimão and fishing village of Ferragudo.


  • Savor the traditional tinned sardine pâtés
  • Know the history of the canning industry in Portimão
  • Enjoy a guided visit a canning fabric, and finish with a tasting


You will start the tour by visiting Conserveira do Arade, a former can industry that revived the canned sardines with an artisanal process, using glass jars and no longer in cans, and with an innovative twist of flavors. After visiting the fabric and understanding the production process, savor some preserved sardines, tuna and mackerel. Then you will visit the charming village of Ferragudo with the fishermen working on the nets by the river, and a beautiful viewpoint to the Arade river. The tour continues in the neighborly city of Portimão, in the other side of the river, for a visit to the exhibition on the canning industry at the Portimão Museum, which was actually built in an old canning factory, next to the dock where the fish was unloaded. Finish in great style, tasting delicious tapas made using tinned fish, in the gourmet shop and restaurant Maria do Mar.


Hotel pickup and drop-off Guided visit to Conserveira do Arade Tinned fish degustation w/ wine Visit to Portimão Museum Tasting Menu at Maria do Mar

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