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Information about Póvoa de Varzim

Póvoa de Varzim is a beautiful Portuguese city that belongs to the district of Porto. This emblematic place gathers all the Portuguese culture and presents a beautiful architecture characterized by the characteristic handmade tiles and colorful buildings. It is also loved for its views and landscapes, situated on a sandy coastal plain in the middle of the rivers Miño and Duero, this town is a pleasure to behold. Its name is derived from the meaning of “small town” and that was the original ideal D. Dinis in 1308, who ordered it to be built.

What to see and do in Póvoa de Varzim

The Dores Square

This charming square inherits its name from the church that presides over it, the church of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores. It is located in the heart of the city and next to the Hospital of Póvoa, a charming place to stroll or stop for a snack on the way.

Square Dores Povoa de Varzim

The Casino of Póvoa de Varzim

The imposing casino is one of the most attractive places in this small city. It is a neoclassical building that opened its doors in 1934 and today is still a great reference in Portugal. Not only for its architectural beauty, but also for the quality of its celebrations and events.

The Church of Our Lady of Lapa

This building is a charming part of the city that is worth visiting. It is a modest building with baroque features and erected in 1770. It was sponsored by the community of fishermen in the area, and in times of greatest need or distress both the workers and their families went there. There is also a small lantern at the back.

Church Senora Lapa Povoa de Varzim

The Fort of Our Lady of Assumption

The beautiful building is located very close to the old casino and is an old ship that is currently in disuse, was the cannery A Poveira. It is one of the oldest in the country and began its activity in 1938. The company is still in business but no longer carries out its activity in this building, which has remained as a relic to be admired in the streets of Póvoa de Varzim.

Lagoa beach

If you are looking for a relaxing moment in an idyllic beach with easy access to Lagoa will be an excellent choice. It is accessed directly from the coastal road of the city and is the busiest during the summer months. It presents a frontal sandy area that forms a kind of bay and it is the place with the perfect conditions to practice water sports. From this location you can see the Islet of Forcada, and also enjoy the nightlife, as it is surrounded by bars and entertainment options.

Povoa de Varzim Lagoa Beach

The tiles of the city

The tiles are very relevant in this area of Portugal, throughout the district of Porto you can see wonderful buildings with these elements so typical of their culture. Póvoa de Varzim is no less, since in a walk through the city you can find many samples of this craft so cultivated among the Portuguese, so it is essential this tour when traveling through the town.

Square Dores Povoa de Varzim

The church of San José de Ribamar

This church is very close to the beach and on the way there it is worth a stop to contemplate its architectural qualities. It is a mid-twentieth century building and is located near the beautiful promenade, where you can continue the tour to see all the benefits of the area.

The monument to the people of Varzim

Near the bullring stands a beautiful monument to the people of Póvoa Varzim. It is a statue dedicated to the kindness of a fishing village, which pays homage to both the rural people who live on the outskirts of the city and the inhabitants of its coastal strip. It was built by the initiative of Rotary Club with the collaboration of the Municipal Chamber, elaborated by the sculptor Rui Anahory in 1995.

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