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Luso

Luso is a small, pleasant, traditional town that would be completely unremarkable if not for two things: first of all, it is home to some hot springs which have now been converted into a very fine spa, and its proximity to the magnificent Palace and forest of Buçaco.

Luso itself is a typical small Portuguese town with the usual assortment of bakeries, shops and even a small produce market (don’t pick up the fruit and vegetables! It’s considered rude). Because of the nearby spa and palace and forest, there are more tourist facilities than usual: hotels, restaurants, etc. Luso is a bit isolated, and if you’re driving, can even be a little bit difficult to find (although it is easy to navigate once you’re there).

Luso is about an hour to the northeast of Coimbra, so it is possible to day trip from one to the other. There is good local wine produced in the area: if you walk into any shop in town, ask a local to suggest a good bottle for you. Luso is also known for a bottled water plant: Luso brand water is consumed all over Portugal.

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Other places nearby Luso: Coimbra and Aveiro.







By Christopher Minster
I am a writer and editor at V!VA Travel guides here in Quito, where I specialize in adding quality content to the site and also in spooky things like...
28 Sep 2007

Things to do in Luso

The Forest and Palace of Buçaco

113656For centuries, the beautiful forest of Buçaco, a verdant woods on the side of a hill, was a monastic retreat. The Carmelite monks lived a life of seclusion inside the walled-off forest, and no women ...
History, Historical Building, Hiking, Birdwatching
Luso, Portugal

The Forest and Palace of Buçaco

113656For centuries, the beautiful forest of Buçaco, a verdant woods on the side of a hill, was a monastic retreat. The Carmelite monks lived a life of seclusion inside the walled-off forest, and no women ...
History, Historical Building, Hiking, Birdwatching
Luso, Portugal

The Forest and Palace of Buçaco

113656For centuries, the beautiful forest of Buçaco, a verdant woods on the side of a hill, was a monastic retreat. The Carmelite monks lived a life of seclusion inside the walled-off forest, and no women ...
History, Historical Building, Hiking, Birdwatching
Luso, Portugal
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