The Constantia Valley is renowned for its vineyards and winemaking. Its history dates back to 1685, and today, the region boasts eight award-winning wine estates. All are located within 15 kilometres of the city centre. The region sits beneath the Table Mountain National Park and commands panoramic views of the Constantiaberg mountain range. A steady flow of visitors passes through the area every year. The region is conveniently located near the city’s major attractions, which makes it a popular destination for visitors all year-round.
Routes to Constancia
The most popular way to get to Constancia from Lisbon is on a day trip on the Beira Baixa Line. The town is a short distance from the Medio Tejo sub-region. The town is also close to the Almourol Castle (just 6 km away). The town is a popular destination for hiking, biking, and horseback riding, and can easily be reached by car from either Lisbon or Porto.
For those with a bit of time to spare, the Constantia Valley wine route is a great way to spend the day. This wine route includes visits to several wineries, including the famous Groot Constantia Estate, which is the oldest wine-producing farm in South Africa. There are also some great restaurants on the route, including the world-class Jonkershuis Restaurant. You can take a wine tour or a culinary tour to find out more about this region’s wine and food.
The town is also home to the Casa-Memoria de Luis de Camoes Association, which celebrates the life and work of the Portuguese poet. Also, the Constancia Museum of Rivers and Maritime Arts, which opened to the public in 1998, provides a comprehensive look at the town’s history as a port town on the Tagus River. The museum is divided into different exhibition rooms, and includes items on river transportation, shipbuilding, and fishing.
The region of Constantia is one of the most scenic wine-growing regions in the world. Surrounded by a majestic Table Mountain range, the vineyards are kissed by the warm South African sun and the cool sea breezes of False Bay. The combination of modern boutique wineries and quaint, rural idy creates a unique blend of architecture and design.
One of the oldest and most notable wine estates in South Africa is Groot Constantia. Established in 1685, this estate is home to a world-class collection of wines. Visitors can taste the historical Grand Constance, a sweet wine made during the Napoleonic era. In addition to a tasting room, the estate has a museum and offers chocolate and wine pairings.
The region is also home to some of the world’s most renowned wineries, such as Vin de Constance. This renowned wine is produced in the area’s high-altitude vineyards and is often regarded as the world’s most popular natural sweet wine. Its stunning setting allows for beautiful views and perfect picnics.
If you’re looking for a fun activity for the entire family, consider visiting the Buitenverwachting Winery in Constantia. This family-owned winery is perfect for families. Visitors can enjoy wine tastings, food, and lawn frolics.
Days to visit
If you want to see the best of Constancia, you should try visiting it during the off-season. This is the time when the town is less crowded and prices are lower. You can also take a walk along the Caminho do Tejo trail, which runs for 22 km between Constancia and Abrantes.
September in Constancia is sultry, with temperatures ranging from 48 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. The humidity level is 61%, which makes it a perfect time to visit the city. During this time, there are fewer chances of rain, which is perfect for exploring Constancia’s sights.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Constancia is the Monument to Camoes, a complex of structures that features the statue of Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes. The monument also features a panel that depicts the poet’s life story and excerpts from his works. The monument was donated by Portuguese artist Lagoa Henriques and inaugurated on June 6, 1981.