municipality and city in Portugal

Cartaxo is a city and municipality in Ribatejo, Portugal. The municipality calls itself Capital do Vinho, "Capital of Wine".



Cartaxo (kuhr-TAH-shoo, /kɐɾ.ˈta.ʃu/) municipality has 23,211 residents (2021 preliminary), with just over 10,000 living in the city. The municipality contains two towns: Pontével and Vila Chã de Ourique.

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Map of Cartaxo


  • 1 Museu Escolar do Concelho do Cartaxo, Largo da Igreja, Vale da Pinta, +351 243 719 160. M–F 09:00–12:30 & 14:00–17:00, Sa Su & holidays 10:00–17:00 by appt. This museum in a disused schoolhouse shows what primary education was like in the Portugal of yesteryear through documents, photos, furniture, and the cantina.
  • 2 Museu Rural e do Vinho do Concelho do Cartaxo, Avenida 25 de Abril, +351 243 701 257, . Tu–Su 09:30–12:30 & 14:30–17:30, closed M. This museum has exhibits on rural life and culture in the municipality and the Ribatejo region. Winemaking is a large, but not exclusive, focus.  






  • 1 D'Vine, Rua Nova da Rosa 10, Vale da Pedra, +351 917 338 997, . Check-in: 15:00, check-out: 12:00. Country-house bed & breakfast with outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, free Wi-Fi, and free parking. €38-61.
  • 2 Marchanta Equestrian Tourism, Rua do Maltratado 93, Quinta da Marchanta, Porto de Muge, Valada do Ribatejo, +351 917 204 758, . Check-in: 16:30, check-out: 11:00. Boutique hotel with equestrian centre, swimming pool, and free Wi-Fi. €88-104.


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