What you'll do
This is a very special activity for all of us - guides, visitors, workers and grandmothers! Planned during more than a year, here we have our second activity of a community-based tourism project: this time promoting the active ageing of our beloved 'grannies of the sea'! We will start this activity with a walking tour in Trafaria, the oldest fishing village of Lisbon area, a very humble place and the first official beach in PT. Nowadays this place is mostly famous because of its seafood, but we found and will show you the magic beyond: we will visit a local organization, meet locals along our way to the social centre, the place where we will meet and cook with the cutest grannies ever. The Social Centre of Trafaria is a multi-generation eco-instituition where you have people from 0 to +100 years old. There we will have the opportunity to get know a very old organization of Portugal, listen delicious life stories close to the sea. In short, understand how good institutional practices can be done and spread over the world through a touristic experience. You will feel home and remember how grannies are important in our lives. They cook with love. We learn from them.
- Passionate cooks
Learn traditional recipes and hear personal stories from local hosts.
- Intimate settings
Share a meal in unique spaces, from private farms to secret rooftops.
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Every experience is reviewed for authentic culinary traditions.
Though I started a tourism based business, my passion and studies are all about social sciences. All tours suggested by me seek to have deep meaning also by the social impact on these fishing communities, through a creative way of doing tourism - with an eco, participative and truly responsible approach. Trafaria and Caparica are the most ageing locations of whole Almada region. With their living fishing culture, these places have a very pulsing history related to the sea and we can experience it by visiting some designated institutions, where by being there, we live (with) them and make part.
liqueur of the region, wine and water
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Where you'll be
Trafaria is the oldest fishing village of Portugal and one of the most authentic places in Lisbon region. With approximately 5000 inhabitants, it is one of best living examples of our sea culture. The Centro Social da Trafaria (the cooking class place) is a very special local organization. Built by a french woman during the end of 40ies, is now managed by one big reference of solidarity in Portugal and coordinated by special and giving people.
Things to keep in mind
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Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also…
This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.
(1) in case of any food restriction, please let us know before the activity; (2) this activity is 100% authentic, so every single experience is different, even when having the same programme.
Cooking with 'Grannies of the Sea'