VILA DO CONDE LITORAL TOUR
Vila do Conde is interlinked to the north with Póvoa de Varzim, forming a single urban agglomeration. The town is on the Portuguese Way of the Camino de Santiago. Vestiges of the Roman occupation of the region continue to be discovered, and archaeological digs are ongoing in a dozen sites throughout the municipality.The Convent of Santa Clara, the construction of the monastery developed from a nobleman that had a dream of constructing a stairway to heaven, which he was convinced was a sign from God that He wanted him to construct a house of worship, and stopped his planned construction of a castle. During the 16th century, attained the apex of its commercial and maritime importance due to naval construction, associated with the Portuguese Age of Discovery. Many of the historical buildings, such as the port and customshouse.
A fifteenth-century caravel replica is available to visit and learn about its interior and the way the sailors lived at the time of discovery, and a museum adapted from the old Customs building is also open to visitors.
A fortress dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, The chapel of Nossa Sra. da Guia are also attractions to visit.
9:00 PICK-UP AT HOTEL OR AL
10:00 Santa Clara Monastery
11:00 Visit to the Caravel ship XV century, museum
12:00 CITY CENTER, AND MARKET FISH at Póvoa de Varzim
13:00 DROP-OFF AT HOTEL OR AL
No specific health warnings. Meals and drinks not included. Bring comfortable clothing and shoe wear, your camera to capture some moments, and good humor is mandatory to enjoy.
The climate in Portugal is typically maritime temperate; cool and rainy in winter, warmer and drier in summer.