Portfolio Category: Camino Português da Costa

Esposende

The beach at Esposende is one of the finest on the Costa Verde. Backed by low sand dunes and bordering the river Cavado, this is a popular spot. The town's heritage is one of fishing but the area's history goes back far beyond. Within a few kilometers of the town are a number of well…
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Matosinhos

When Portugal was established in the 12th century, Matosinhos already existed - it was called at that time Vila de Matesinum. At that time Matosinhos was a humble place, part of the parish of Sandim. Matosinhos has some local landmarks such as Forte de Nossa Senhora Da Conceirçâo.     The Memória Beach in Matosinhos…
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Oia

The monastery of Santa María la Real is Romanesque in design from the 12th century and has a baroque façade put up in the 18th century, during one of a series of alterations. It has been declared a National Monument. In spite of the fact that the lands of Oia face the sea, fishing has…
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Caminha

In the 13th century, Caminha was just a fishing village until King Afonso III decided to build a modern castle and a fortified village in 1260. At that time, the region was of great military importance, since it was located at the border with Galicia. The castle was later reinforced by Kings Dinus I, when…
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