Many of Aveiro’s highlights are located near to Mealhada, so it is a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two of the most popular attractions here are the fascinating National Forest of Bussaco and the incredible Palacio do Bucaco. If you have time, don’t miss the Jardim da Manga and the Santa Cruz Church.
If the weather is good get outdoors and enjoy the nearby parks and reserves. Families will enjoy a visit to Jardim Botanico in Coimbra. There is a relaxed atmosphere here as well as well-tended garden beds and trees.
When it’s time to slow down after a day spent exploring the charms of Mealhada, check in to one of the many local bed-and-breakfast, hotel and short-stay apartment options. The Hotel Astoria, Coimbra, the Tivoli Coimbra Hotel and the Hotel Dona Inês, Coimbra are just three of the many great places to stay around here.