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From Arouca, it's just 25 miles northwest to the city center of Porto.
Life is better after some time at the beach. You have access to several of them, including Granja Beach, 20 miles to the west, and Redonda Beach, 40 miles to the northwest.
Adventurous types will relish in the stunning environmental areas of Aveiro District. Casa das Pedras Parideiras is 5 miles from Arouca, while River Douro lies 25 miles away.
Sports enthusiasts should see the FC Porto play a home game at Dragao Stadium. It's in Porto, 25 miles to the northwest of Arouca. On game days, the stadium is filled with blue and white, the team colors of the FC Porto.
Feel the cold air caress your face as you glide down the slopes at Ski Parque.
Many travelers recommend heading over to Arouca Convent.
Make your way to Castelo de Paiva to visit Jardim de Torrao Park and Saint Vincente Inatel Chapel. It's roughly 7 miles out of Arouca, and well worth the trip. You could also stop by Museum of the Chapelaria and Pacos da Cultura in Parameira. This destination rests 9 miles from Arouca.
Think about making the trip to Milheir\u00F3s de Poiares, a regional center approximately 11 miles to the west of Arouca. This area boasts a wide range of tourist attractions, including Ferreira de Castro House, La Salette Park and Oliveira de Azemeis Church. Don't hit the road until you've also gone to Santa Maria da Feira Castle and Europark.
To truly appreciate the heart and soul of Aveiro District, you're going to have to acquaint yourself with its particular aromas and tastes.
Chillies and honey are a pair of well-known ingredients that you'll get to know, if you don't already!
Make sure you sample some local dishes, such as maranhos (pork, goat and rice haggis) and cozido \u00E0 portuguesa (portuguese stew).
Why not try some castanhas de ovos (egg chestnuts)? This moreish treat will satisfy your sugar cravings.
If beer is what you're looking for, head on down to a local watering hole and ask the bartender to pull you the region's very best. If they know what they're doing, you'll be served up a pint of Coral.
If you want to drink like a local, order some aguardente bagaceira, a fiery liquor.
Put your feet up and enjoy a glass or two of local wine. After all, you're on vacation! Perhaps bairrada or bucelas will be to your taste.
After you've spent your last euros and it's time to pack up and check out, don't forget to say a final "Adeus" to Arouca.
Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro Airport is the closest airport at roughly 30 miles to the northwest, so make sure you leave plenty of time.
Those spending a while longer in Arouca are recommended to secure a room ahead, as currently there is only a small selection of Arouca lodgings to choose from.
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Located in the heart of Arouca, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Arouca Convent and within 20 mi (32 km) of Ferreira de Castro House and Jardim de Torrao Park. La Salette Park and Oliveira de Azemeis Church are also within 25 mi (40 km).
Situated in a rural location, this farm stay is close to Arouca Convent. Area attractions also include Passadiços do Paiva.
Situated in Arouca, this hotel is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Arouca Convent and within 20 mi (32 km) of Ferreira de Castro House and Jardim de Torrao Park. Saint Vincente Inatel Chapel and La Salette Park are also within 20 mi (32 km).
Located in Centro / Baixa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Church of Sao Francisco and Porto Cathedral. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in Centro / Baixa, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of House of the Prince and Porto Cathedral. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Located in the heart of Porto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Almas Chapel and Porto Cathedral. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Located in the heart of Porto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Porto Coliseum and Porto Cathedral. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Centro / Baixa, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Bolhao Market and Porto Cathedral. Sandeman Cellars and Museum of Port Wine are also within 2 mi (3 km).