Querença

Main square

Main square

Click to watch the video about this village

Click to watch the video about this village

There are plenty of charming things to see in the village of Querença which is located on a hill, between the Barrocal and the Algarvian uplands. Up high, we have the Parish Church and the houses which line the slopes in every direction.

The Water Museum and the Salustreira caves, next to the Benémola Fountain, should also not be missed by anyone visiting this inland parish in the municipality of Loulé.

Querença is also known for several excellent products, such as medronho brandy, some 16 varieties of artisanal liqueurs and honey, with origins in the largest variety of flowers in the Mediterranean basin. Chorizo is also much appreciated here and is the main ingredient of one of the most important annual festivals of this area which usually takes place in the last week of January.

We invite you to take the virtual tour, through the video on the left and the pages which reveal the secrets of some of the recipes that make up the gastronomic heritage of this village: rustic bread soup with salt cod, paprika marinated fish, pork chops upland style and "xeringos" (sweet fritters).