7 days in Matosinhos & Leca da Palmeira Itinerary

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


Senhora da Hora — 2 nights

Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Casa-Museu Abel Salazar, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nossa Senhora da Hora Church, and then buy something for everyone on your list at NorteShopping.

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Dublin, Ireland to Senhora da Hora is an approximately 28-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Leca da Palmeira.
Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Breweries & Distilleries
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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: have fun at Piscina das Mares, stop by MAR Shopping Matosinhos, enjoy the sea views from Farol de Leca, and get a taste of the local shopping with Mercado Municipal de Matosinhos.

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Leca da Palmeira is just a short distance from Senhora da Hora. In August, daily temperatures in Leca da Palmeira can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
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Matosinhos travel guide

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.