History of the Festa do Carneiro ao Espeto®

Discover 50 years of our History


50 years tour

Each year, as if it were a ritual, arrangements are made, the sun sets, the night comes and a new day begins. At this dawn the pieces of oak wood slowly begin to play their part. It is six o’clock in the morning, and the dozen or so expert grillers begin their work, which will last for more than seven hours, just enough time for the meat to reach the right point of flavour. The Carballeira de Santa Lucia (or “Da Fonte Alta”) becomes, usually under a scorching sun, the perfect setting for tasting the Carneiro ao Espeto. A tradition that goes back 50 years.