Sao Joao da Madeira Vacations

Sao Joao da Madeira is a popular place for visitors to explore while in Aveiro, Portugal, a city of 54,000 people. The area sits 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the south of Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport, and just 20 miles (32 kilometers) from the city’s downtown.

Sao Joao da Madeira is near a diverse collection of Aveiro’s more popular attractions. Among the most interesting places to see are the fabulous Santa Maria da Feira Castle and the remarkable Europarque Conference Center. And if your schedule allows, be sure to visit Esmoriz Beach and Arouca Convent.

Sao Joao da Madeira has a number of cultural attractions nearby that allow visitors to really get a feel for the area. Stroll around and savor the quiet atmosphere of the Stock Exchange Palace in Porto, the Museum of Port Wine and the Center for Portuguese Photography.

If you love nature and wildlife, plan a trip to some of the nearby green spaces. These are good spots to relax and unwind. Inhale the salty air, skim rocks in the shallows and enjoy some sunshine at nearby Torreira Beach in Torreira. Take some time out to soak up some sunshine in tranquil places such as the Jardim de Torrao Park in Penafiel.

Stroll the streets to discover the many sights and attractions Aveiro offers. The Church of Sao Francisco in Porto, Clerigos Church and Carmelitas Church offer those exploring Aveiro the opportunity to better understand the part religion has played in the area.

Find the perfect accessory, grab a bite to eat or just window shop at nearby fashion hotspots like the Ferreira Borges Market in Porto.

For those without kids, there are some great places to spend time, such as Sandeman Cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, Rozes Cellars and the Cockburn Smithes Cellars.

If you’re a sports lover, don’t miss the opportunity to see local legends, the S.C. Beira-Mar, take to the field at Estadio Municipal de Aveiro. On match days the area around the stadium becomes a sea of yellow and black, as soccer fans come together to cheer on their home-grown heroes.

Finding somewhere comfortable to rest your head close to Sao Joao da Madeira is a breeze. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Hotel Carris Porto Ribeira, the Mercure Porto Centro Hotel, or the Pestana Porto Hotel & World Heritage Site.

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