Canicada Vacations

35 miles (56 kilometers) to the east of Costa Verde - Minho, is Canicada, a popular spot for visitors wishing to discover more of the region. Coming from Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport in Costa Verde - Minho, Canicada lies 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the north.

Many of Costa Verde - Minho’s most interesting sights are near to Canicada, so it is a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. The Nossa Senhora da Abadia and Sameiro Sanctuary are amongst the many popular sights here, adored by locals and visitors alike. Two other worthy points of interest that are within a short distance of Canicada are Theatro Circo and the Santa Barbara Garden.

Visitors to Canicada, looking for something a little out of the ordinary, will appreciate the nearby cultural attractions. Spend part of the day admiring the exhibits at Medina Museum in Braga, the D. Diogo de Sousa Museum and the Pius XII Museum.

When it’s time to take a break from the noisy streets of Costa Verde - Minho, head to the nearby outdoor areas. Keen gardeners enjoy destinations such as the Parque Nacional da Peneda-Geres in Montalegre. There is a relaxed atmosphere here as well as beautifully designed gardens.

While you are here, visit the nearby local attractions such as Penha in Guimaraes, Guimaraes Castle and the Santa Marinha da Costa. These are much-loved by travellers from all over the world. Whatever your religious background, serenity and calm awaits at sacred places like the Sao Frutuoso Chapel in Braga. Costa Verde - Minho features some evocative reminders of the past; be sure not to miss Archbishop's Palace in Braga.

If you have a passion for sports, you might enjoy seeing local favorites, the Braga Sporting Club, take to the field in nearby Estadio Municipal de Braga, Braga. On match days follow the river of red and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join fans in the nearby pubs and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.

When you’re ready to rest your weary head after a day spent exploring the many charms of Canicada, check in to one of the area’s numerous short and long stay accommodation options. The Melia Braga Hotel & Spa, the Hotel de Guimarães, Guimaraes and the Ibis Guimaraes are just some of the many great places to stay around here.


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