Santa Maria da Feira Vacations
Santa Maria da Feira is within easy reach of a diverse collection of Aveiro’s attractions. The Santa Maria da Feira Castle and the Europarque Conference Center are just two of the popular destinations in the area. Also worth checking out are Esmoriz Beach and Torreira Beach.
Do make the effort to see some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make the area such a great vacation choice. Stroll around and savor the atmosphere of the Stock Exchange Palace in Porto, the Museum of Port Wine and the Center for Portuguese Photography. Head to the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art in Porto, to get your fix of art. Treat your partner to a lively show at the Casa da Musica in Porto.
To surround yourself with nature, go and check out the nearby green spaces. These are great places to relax and unwind. Admire the trees and flowers, take a few photos, or just enjoy the fresh air at the Jardim de Torrao Park in Penafiel.
Aveiro has many unique sights including Porto Cathedral in Porto, the Crystal Palace Gardens and Ribeira Square. For a relaxing change of pace, pay a visit to the area’s most important religious sites, such as the Church of Sao Francisco in Porto, Clerigos Church and Carmelitas Church.
Hunt down a bargain, grab a bite to eat or just enjoy the atmosphere at nearby fashion hotspots such as Norte Shopping in Porto and the Ferreira Borges Market.
Those travelling without kids will enjoy an afternoon or night out at Sandeman Cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, Rozes Cellars and the Cockburn Smithes Cellars.
If you're a fan of soccer, don’t miss the opportunity to see local favorites, the FC Porto, take to the field at Dragao Stadium, Porto. On game days follow the sea of blue and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join local soccer lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the action over a friendly drink or two.
After spending the day taking in the sights around Santa Maria da Feira, recharge your batteries in one of the area’s popular hotels or serviced apartments. Take your pick from the Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira, the Mercure Porto Centro Hotel, or the Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa.