Many of Coimbra’s most popular attractions can be found near to Cantanhede, so it is a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two of the places not to miss are the fabulous National Forest of Bussaco and the fantastic Palacio do Bucaco. Two other recommended attractions that are located close by Cantanhede are Montemor-o-Velho Castle and the Praia de Mira Beach.
There are many picturesque outdoor attractions here as well so don’t miss the nearby green spaces. Watch as the birds wheel overhead, chat with the fishermen and catch some sunshine at nearby Quiaios Beach in Figueira da Foz. Read a book or newspaper in one of the parks and gardens, which include Jardim Botanico.
Visitors to the Cantanhede area should not miss out on the Jardim da Manga, Biblioteca Joanina and the Praca da Republica. Should you feel the need for a little spiritual renewal, spend a little time at the area’s most sacred sites, such as the Santa Cruz Church.
When you’re ready to rest your weary feet after a long day exploring the charms of Cantanhede, check in to one of the area's range of bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. The Quinta Das Lagrimas, the Hotel Astoria and the Tivoli Coimbra Hotel are among the best places to stay while you are enjoying this special area.