County of Boticas 

Boticas is uma it's a pleasure mountain village inside of Portugal  55/5000the district of Vila Real with about 1280 inhabitants.

The county of Boticas has approximately 5750 people and was constituted legal through the Decree of November 1836, with freguesias detached from the neighboring counties of Chaves and Montalegre and extinction of the county of Dornelas. Although the foundation of the county of Boticas is recent, it does not mean that the people who constitute it date from such a fresh date. On the contrary, its origins are lost in the immensity of the times. D

Boticas is famous for gastronomy, in particular by veal "barrosa", but also by the famed "wine of dead", who has achieved this designation since the time of the French invasions.

 Visit Boticas, indulge in gastronomy and be enchanted by nature!


The gastronomy of Boticas has a reputation for displaying products that are excellent. The veal of the barrosã race, the goad, tehe pig and its derivatives and  and also trout stuffed with hamsão are some examples of the quality of gastronomy in the county.  The  " Barroso Honey" is also a product of excellence with special characteristics due to the vegetal mantle of the mountain ranges, composed mostly of heather. The rye bread, The meat ball and folar complete the gastronomic delights of this rural county.

Nadir Afonso Arts Center

The Nadir Afonso Arts Center, It is a space that perpetuates the connection of the Master Nadir Afonso, one of the greatest exponents of contemporary Portuguese painting, to the Municipality of Boticas, from where his mother was born (more properly from the village of Sapelos).

The space has about 80 works of the artist available in permanent exhibition and also houses exhibitions of painting or other works of art with national relief.


Monday:  From 2:00p.m  to 5:30p.m

Tuesday to Saturday:
From 09:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. 
Sunday from 09:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. 

Free entrance

Terva Valley Archaeological Park

 The Terva Valley Archaeological ParK// TVAP is located in the village of Bobadela - Boticas.It functions as a place of knowledge, providing a permanent exhibition that presents the characteristics and history of the territory of the TVAP providing visitors with information that will allow you to discover the cultural landscape of the upper valley of the river Terva.


Jannuary to March / October to December

Tuesday to Friday:

From 10:oo a.m  to 12:30 p.m. and  from 02:oo p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

April to September

Tuesday to Saturday:

From 10:oo a.m to 12:30 p.m. and from 02:oo p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Free entrance 

Preserved Villages

The village of Vilarinho Seco is one of the best preserved villages Barrosas. It is situated at the foot of the Sierra de Barroso and invites you to an attentive visit through its most picturesque streets! Embark on this journey in time, in a region of Transmontana that knows how to preserve its most traditional characteristics! Endowed with traditional traces of granite stone, the village is still dedicated to agriculture and pastoralism. There are granite granaries and some houses still have the thatched roofs typical of other times.

Ecomuseum of Barroso - Rural Museum

The Rural Museum of Boticas is one of the constituent poles of this common project of Barroso, which joins the municipalities of Boticas and Montalegre.
It human interactions are illustrated with the territory which at present constitutes the municipality of Boticas and the spiritual experiences that were marking and guiding the occupants of the territory.


October to March: Tuesday to Saturday

 From 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 02:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  

April to  September: Tuesday to Sunday 

From 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 02:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Free Entrance

Building Patrimony 

Boticas displays a vast heritage resulting from centuries of history that these lands have. Examples include the fantastic pre-Roman settlements of Carvalhelhos and Lesenho, medieval bridges such as the Pedrinha and Agrelos bridges, numerous communal ovens, mills and churches.

The Celtiberus Association offers tours to visit these places.    


The European Center for Documentation and Interpretation of Iron Age Aculpture, it center is known as CEDIEC, is housed in an old farmhouse in village of Boticas, in which the existing spaces have been restored and adapted according to the needs of the center. 

The center aims to promote archaeological excavation and research, in selection sites, with special emphasis on Outeiro Lesenho and other castros who, articulated in a network, can clarify the essential parameters of the cultural development of the indigenous communities of the peninsular West.


Jan. - Mar. / Oct. - Dez.
From Tuesday to Friday
From 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Apr. - Sep.
From Tuesday to Friday
From 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Free Entrance

Wine of Dead

A story that takes us to the year 1808,when the French invaded the region, the people, with the fear that they looted their goods, hid what they had,the wine was buried on the floor of the wineries, under kites and wine presses. Later, when they recovered the remaining assets and unearthed the wine, they thought it was spoiled.

But they discovered that it was much tastier because they had acquired new properties

Where to buy?


Shop:Nadir Afonso Arts Center, Boticas Park - Nature and Biodiversity

House Museum Quinta do Cruzeiro

The Quinta do Cruzeiro House is is a pole of the ecomuseum of Barroso, located in Covas do Barroso, is an integral part of the Casa dos Silvas, 123/5000old farm manor that worked organically, producing and transforming the products necessary to life at home.Here you will be able to know some aspects of the social life of Casa do Silvas and the village of Covas do Barroso.

You can also visit Quinta do Cruzeiro's workspaces and discover the structures that have made it self-sustaining, such as the floor, barn, baskets, mill, oven, wine and olive press and alembic.

July and August

 From Tuesday to Friday from

10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 02:00 p.m. to 17:30 p.m.

Group visits all year round, since booked in advance.

Free Entrance