Things to See and Do in Moledo Do Minho Portugal

things to do in Moledo do Minho Portugal

Whether you’re here for a few days or taking a day trip from Porto, or even from the neighboring Viana do Castelo, there are many things to see and do in Moledo do Minho Portugal. From beaches and renaissance architecture to sumptuous views and landscapes, the area has something for everyone.

1. Moledo Beach

Located in the north of Portugal Moledo Beach is a stunning beach that’s a popular destination for water sports such as windsurfing and kite surfing. The beach also has a range of restaurants, bars and cafes, and is a beautiful place to relax on the sand or explore the nearby towns.

There are plenty of things to do at Moledo Beach, including taking a boat trip to the rocky island that sits in front of the beach and enjoying the view over Camarido Beach and Foz do Minho Beach. Alternatively, you could take a stroll around the quaint streets of Caminha and visit its traditional Gothic churches.

Staying near the beach is a great option for anyone visiting Moledo, and there are a number of villas in the area that offer luxury, privacy, and flexibility to explore at your own pace. One example is Just Like Home – Casa da Sebe em Moledo, which is around a 4-minute walk from Moledo Beach and 0.8 miles from Camarido Beach.

2. Caminha

The picturesque coastal town of Caminha is set on the northern edge of Portugal’s national border with Spain. The town is a top pick for beach lovers and culture seekers alike.

There are several things to do in Caminha from visiting a church to getting to know the local history by strolling around its historic streets. Top sights include the Clock Tower (Torre do Relogio de Caminha), a Renaissance fountain in Caminha Main Square, and remnants of the town’s fortifications along Rua Matriz de Caminha.

The town also boasts a good selection of bars and restaurants where you can dine on seafood and Portuguese classics. Those looking to experience the nightlife of Caminha can head to Rua da Peneda where the young crowd likes to hang out at After Eight and O Portao gin bar.

3. Ponte de Lima

The town of Ponte de Lima offers a variety of activities and attractions. Its historic streets and natural landscapes make it a unique and memorable experience for everyone.

One of the most important sights is the Lima River Bridge, a medieval masterpiece. This bridge has been a symbol of the city for centuries. It is the perfect place to take a stroll and enjoy the view of the city.

Another great place to visit is the Museu do Brinquedo Portuguesa, a fun museum for kids and adults. It is a great place to learn about the history of toys in Portugal.

If you are looking for a place to grab a bite, try the A Muralha restaurant. It serves a great version of the traditional dish, arroz de sarrabulho. Other dishes include cozido a portuguesa and lampreia arroz, which is made with eel-like lamprey fish. You can also enjoy a nice glass of local sparkling vinho verde.

4. Vila Nova de Cerveira

The palatial 19th century building that’s the Green House is one of the town’s top attractions. It’s located on Liberty Square and houses a set of seven oratories of popular devotion.

The Castelinho Park on the riverbank is another must-visit spot in Vila Nova de Cerveira. Its water park is quite a sight if the gushing jets of water are anything to go by. We simply explored the park’s many sculptures and benches along the river bank, finding a rocky islet where we could relax and listen to the soft lapping of the waves on the shore.

The village’s quirky bars and cafes are worth checking out too. Tasca do Cais quickly became our favourite, with a lovely outdoor space overlooking the river (with furniture made from pallets and lanterns hanging from an ancient olive tree) where we enjoyed a port tonic whilst listening to birds chatter and mellow music. The best time to visit Vila Nova de Cerveira is during the fall (September to November) for avoiding the crowds and experiencing the town’s many cultural events.

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