7 days in Matosinhos & Leca da Palmeira Itinerary

7 days in Matosinhos & Leca da Palmeira Itinerary

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Senhora da Hora
— 2 nights
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Leca da Palmeira
— 4 nights
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Senhora da Hora — 2 nights

On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Casa-Museu Abel Salazar, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nossa Senhora da Hora Church, and then browse the different shops at NorteShopping.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Senhora da Hora driving holiday planner.

Dublin, Ireland to Senhora da Hora is an approximately 28-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Leca da Palmeira.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums
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Leca da Palmeira — 4 nights

Leca da Palmeira is known for fun & games, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy some diversion at Piscina das Mares, pause for some serene contemplation at Igreja Paroquial do Senhor Bom Jesus de Matosinhos, take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta Da Conceicao, and pause for some photo ops at Monumento Tragedia no Mar.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Leca da Palmeira trip planner.

Leca da Palmeira is just a short distance from Senhora da Hora. In August, daytime highs in Leca da Palmeira are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
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Matosinhos travel guide

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Beaches · Monuments · Shopping Malls
Matosinhos is a city and a municipality in the northern Porto district of Portugal, bordered in the south by the city of Porto. The population in 2011 was 175,478, and covered an area of approximately 62.42km2. The urban centre, the city proper, had a population of 45,703 in 2001.HistoryThe oldest vestige of human settlement in this territory extend back thousands of years and include instruments and Paleolithic artefacts, collected along the old beaches . The settlement of the land began sometime 5000 years ago, during the Neolithic, as evidenced from various funeral monuments and dolmens sporadically situated in Lavra, Perafita, Leça do Balio, Santa Cruz do Bispo, Guifões and São Gens.At the end of the Bronze Age, much like most of the northwest peninsula, settlements expanded into proto-urban agglomerations at high altitudes, associated with a culture with specific characteristics that predominated until the 1st century. Until today there still exist vestiges of castros dotting the landscapes, such as the assets collected from the Castro of Monte Castelo in Guifões. The natural conditions and navigability of the Leça River estuary assisted maritime transport, that depended on the transport of a diverse flow of merchandise from throughout Imperial Roman. Here, the products were offloaded and redistributed to other sites within the region.

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