Not yet spoiled by mass tourism

Not yet spoiled by mass tourism

What the Algarve is missing, you'll find here

What the Algarve is missing, you'll find here

The beach resorts are still authentic

The beach resorts are still authentic

The reachability from Lisbon Airport is excellent

The reachability from Lisbon Airport is excellent

The weather is nice, all year round

The weather is nice, all year round

Palace of Mafra

Palace is baroque heart of Mafra In Mafra you can…

Aljubarrota

Village with rich history In 1385 the battle of Aljubarrota…

Santa Cruz beaches

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Sun space all around In the Torres Vedras there are…

Hiking

Discover the Silver Coast by foot OESTE, or the west,…

Restaurante Mãe d'Água

This restaurant is close to  Buddha Eden, It has a…

Pia do Urso Sensory Eco-Park

Experience magical sensations! Nature is the keyword in the Pia…

Conímbriga

In Conímbriga one of the largest Roman settlements of Portugal…

Municipal museum of Batalha

Interactive museum offers you a historical journey The municipal museum…

São Martinho do Porto's bay

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Place to be São Martinho do Porto has always been…

Leiria

Stunning city with castle in the valley of the river…

Bowling

For that one rainy day In Caldas da Rainha there…

Óbidos

Picturesque fortified town continues to fascinate West of Caldas da…

Portugal dos Pequenitos

In Coimbra you can visit Portugal dos Pequenitos, or Portugal…

Monastry Alcobaça

The history of the monastry, a lovestory The Real Abadia…

São Martinho do Porto

Seaside resort at shellshaped bay São Martinho do Porto is…

Monastry Batalha

The monastry Santa Maria de Vitória is Portuguese late gothic…

Horseriding

Exploring the area by horse For riding lessons or hacks…

Beaches

Clean, sunny and spacious The Silver Coast has several types of beaches. There are beaches with everything you need, other…

Silver Coast Blog

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Worth-seeing

Too much to mention! Maybe the main reason why the Costa de Prata is so renowned, is the huge number…

Welcoming Stays

The Costa de Prata offers a wide selection of accommodations Child friendly places, or a quiet retreat for couples, modern…

Active holidays

For an active holiday or a just a sportive day The Costa de Prata is sunny, has beautiful historic places…

Quinta Antes o Vento

Child-friendly guesthouse in a peaceful environment A stay in one…

Guesthouse Bem Vindo

"A wonderfull stay with an amazing view!" Brand new, sleek…

Farm Holidays Silver Coast

Back to Nature Our old organic vineyard is situated in…

Casa Ceedina

Moderne Bed and Breakfast Tussen Lissabon en Porto staat Bed…

Casas Fruta****

Spacious and luxurious holiday houses and swimming pool Casas Fruta…

Casa Boavista

Klein paradijs nabij strand Ons domein met 4 charmante vakantiewoningen,…

Residence Casa Eme

Apartment with superb roof terrace New 2 bedroom apartment Residence…

Casas Fruta

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In addition to all culture and beautiful beaches, Central Portugal appears to be a paradise for cyclists

Sister Marian and brother Frans explored this year the area by bike. Of course you need a bit of condition and the right equipment to do fine in this hilly area. As they  say: "A good decision because with a full breakfast there is enough energy to start the journey with confidence." They are experienced bikers, several times they cycled from the Netherlands to southern France, and Germany to Prague. Say, the sports branch of the family.

Published in Silver Coast Blog
Monday, 05 October 2015 15:35

Leiria

Stunning city with castle in the valley of the river Lis

On top of a hill, in the centre of Leiria, you can find the remains of the Castelo the Leiria. It was built around 1135, and in the 16th century it was transformed into a renaissance palace. Parts of the castle were renovated in the 20th century.

It is one of the most beautiful castles in Portugal. It is even part of the country’s coat-of-arms.

The historic city centre of Leiria spreads between the castle hill and the river Lis.

Other sites in the city are:

  • The Sé cathedral, renaissance style
  • Museu do Seminário (seminary’s museum): exhibition of old azulejos (Portuguese tiles), wood carvings, sculptures, and 16th century paintings
  • Igreja da Misericórdia
  • Nossa Senhora da Encarnação: pilgrims church
  • Igreja do Espirito Santo
  • Moinho do Papel do Lis: an old paper mill with a museum about the craft of making paper
  • Museu de Imagem e Movimento MIMO: museum of image and movement
  • Jardim de Luis de Camões (garden)

 

Published in Beautiful cities
Tuesday, 21 April 2015 16:14

The beaches of São Pedro de Moel

Versatile seaside resort close to Leiria

São Pedro de Moel is a small sea resort, at about 20 kilometers from Leiria. The Portuguese people like to spend time on the beaches of this village. Also boardsurfers like come here and wait in the sea for the best waves to ride. On the sandy beach you can have a nice walk and enjoy the waves that break on the rocks around the village.

It's a picturesque village with great restaurants. On the highest rock you see the Penedo da Saudade lighthouse. The route to São Pedro de Moel takes you through the Pinhal de Leiria, a pine forest where in the last century resin was harvested.

Points of interest are Praia Velha, Praia da Concha, the Penedo da Saudade lighthouse and the Ribeira de Moel river north of the village. There are several parks in the pine forests. There is a beautiful walk through the area, it's about 7 kilometres long and takes you along sea, beaches, forest, parks, fountains and streams.

 

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