⚓️🐟🎊Festival do Bacalhau(Cod Festival)🛶🎶🍽
August 10 - August 14
This is a great event that takes place in the lovely Jardim Oudinot, Ilhavo
The Municipality of Ílhavo hosts what is one of the largest gastronomic festivals in the country, celebrating cod for five days and with numerous events, from cooking shows, tastings, contests, workshops, craft shows, music concerts etc.
Land of legendary and courageous sailors, who risked their lives in the cold seas of Newfoundland and Greenland, the Municipality of Ílhavo is par excellence and steeped in tradition(visit the brilliant Maritime Museum in Ilhavo), the Portuguese capital of Cod, whose epic tales occupies a remarkable part of Portuguese history.
For five days, Cod, prepared and cooked by Municipal Associations, served in huge tented restaurants with a party atmosphere, is the centre of attention, where there is no shortage of Local Wines from the Bairrada Region and the famous Padas de Vale de Ílhavo(cod & meat baked in breads on site). The Festival also includes many activities and shows on Land and Water, designed for all ages and for all tastes, such as fireworks on the water, craft shows, outdoor film sessions, The TVI TV channel will be presenting from the show, exhibitions, animation for children with inflatables and music concerts with the presence of renowned artists.
The floating Navio Museum Santo André is mored on the dock of the park, plus the ferry to the Nature Reserve of São Jacinto.
Just across the harbour is the Fantastic Barra Beach(its free to climb the lighthouse on Wednesdays), plus the famous striped houses of the picturesque Costa Nova are just along the boardwalk.
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