Best season to travel to Portugal

Sardines Season

Sardine is the most popular fish in Portugal

Sardines Season in Portugal - Best Time
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Lukas Budimaier

About 60% of the sardines catch are eaten fresh in Portugal. Throughout July and August, during the sardines season, there are feasts, festivals and celebrations from the North to the South in almost every town and village. The most popular way to eat the fish is "Sardinhas Assadas" (grilled sardines, kind of similar to the Sardinas tradition in Barcelona​). They are offered in​ most local restaurants mostly with boiled new potatoes.

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