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Luso
Luso is a Portuguese village in the municipality of Mealhada.

It was created in 1837 by dismemberment of the parish of Vacariça.

Vila do Luso is one of the most well-known places in the municipality of Mealhada. Tourist village, wooded in the southern part of the Baixo Vouga, district of Aveiro.

It includes in its territory great part of the mountain of Buçaco, well-known for its exuberant landscape.

It was close to that, in 1810, the Battle of Buçaco was fought between the Napoleonic and Anglo-Portuguese forces, within the framework of the Peninsular War.

Luso is also known for the purity of its hot springs, used in the treatment of kidney problems and skin diseases.

The town was elevated on November 6, 1937, by decree-law no. 28142.

Cities nearby: Mealhada, Anadia, Coimbra, Santa Comba, Águeda, Oliveira do Bairro, Cantanhede and Aveiro.
Tourism
The Buçaco forest is a thick forest where the trees are gigantic. Cedars, firs, sequoias, lindens, elms, beeches, rhododendrons, giant ferns, acacias and ash trees from America, Australia, the Himalayas or many other places in the world planted and cared for by generations of Discalced Carmelite monks who lived in cloister and contemplation for more than 200 years, between 1630 and 1834.
The village of Luso offers its visitors a wide range of options for their entertainment and leisure.
The Fountain of S. João, Fonte dos Castanheiros, the Lake, the tennis courts, the municipal swimming pool, the campsite, the carpenter's mills, are places of visit and reference, that will leave all those to whom this land contribute. .
It also has Luso, a well-equipped physiotherapy center, good hotel equipment, rooms for congresses and meetings, tourist office, museum, banks, private swimming pools, training center and football field. It is served by the Beira Alta Line train station, via electrification with connection to Europe, and is seven kilometers from the Lisbon-Porto motorway, with good and fast access to any of these cities, as well as Coimbra, Aveiro, Viseu, Guarda or neighboring Spain.
There is also the well-known Water of Luso, which is today the largest employer in the municipality of Mealhada
 Visit Suggestions
Thermal spa, Lake park, Buçaco forest park (Cruz Alta, Palace Hotel, Cold Fountain, Convent, Via Sacra, etc.); Memorial of the Battle of Buçaco, Marechal Wellington Command Post (Battle of Buçaco), Fonte S. João, Fonte dos Castanheiros, Buçaco Military Museum (Battle of Buçaco), Azenhas de Carpinteiros, (Moínhos de Água), Parque de Camping and Municipal Pavilion.
Gastronomy
The Roasted Piglet at Bairrada

A unique delight. A delicacy worthy of the gods !!!!
Yellow and flanked by centuries of tradition, the Mealhada piglet is the county's greatest gastronomic wealth. Accompanied by the no less tasty Mealhada bread, traditionally made and by the good wines of the local producers.
OTHER SPECIALTIES
To the most famous gastronomic delicacy of the county, the suckling pig, we can not fail to join other delicacies of equal quality and excellent palate.
Chanfana or roasted meat, or the tasty, traditional hand-made grits, are two gastronomic products for the most discerning experts, as well as old-fashioned duck rice, roasted rooster or cod with lagareiro, which do not they are left behind in the good table bairradina.
A piglet sprig, dyed in the dregs of the said sauce in the heat of the toaster oven, is a strongly seasoned but delicious tasting appetizer, either as a starter or as a complete dish, before the final taste of the crispy pig.
It accompanies everything with the tasty bread of the Mealhada, made in the wood oven, round and lightly toasted to undo in the mouth more like delicacy than like complement of the traditional kitchen.
Lastly, the snails, sweet of eggs of secular tradition, are, along with the Easter leaf, a special sweets from a county rich in making the good table a constant and effective bet.
Weather
The climate in Luso is tropical. Summer has much less rainfall than winter. The climate classification is As second to Köppen and Geiger. The average annual temperature in Luso is 23 ° C. Average annual rainfall of 302 mm.

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