Situated on the edge of the Atlantic, Espinho is located at one end of Aveiro's district. The origin of the cluster dates back to the 18th century when fishermen from furadouro, attracted by the abundance of fish, settled here. The proximity to Porto's market made it possible for the makeshift dwellings to evolve into stone houses. The fishing activity still persists, but has been losing importance for the textile and chemical industries. In the 19th century Espinho became one of the main countrys' points of interest due to the benefits of being close to the sea. The small town of Espinho was inaugurated in the year 1870 and about five years later, the railway station was also inaugurated. The train started bringing greater dynamism to the municipality, because it enabled the movement of people and goods. Events like the Cinanima - Festival Internacional de Cinema de Animação, make Espinho stand out in cultural terms. The casino is the meeting point for people from the most diverse places in the country, who come here to watch various kinds of performances and also to attend the game rooms.
What to do in Espinho
Parque João de Deus
A very nice space, fit for several sports, with a playground and very pleasant tree areas.
Castro de Ovil
Iron age fortified settlement with occupation during the Roman era, surrounded by embankments and ditches. Is a Property of Municipal Value.
Casino de Espinho
A gaming and leisure space located only 17 km away from Oporto, very near the sea and th centre of the city of Espinho. This room, besides gambling, in a rather beautiful room, includes three theatres with daily exhibitions in …
Complexo de Ténis de Espinho
A wide space surrounded by the nature, with exterior fields and 3 interior fields, 8 of which with an earth pavement, 5 exterior and 3 interior, 4 with an artificial lawn and 3 with a synthetic pavement, 2 squash courts, …
Piscina Solário Atlântico
Completely renovated space that encompasses two outdoor pools, an indoor pool, a healthclub with sauna, massage rooms, jacuzzi, fitness room and gymnasium, a room with internet access and a toy library.
Museu Municipal de Espinho
Museum opened in June 2009, located in the Forum of Culture and art of Espinho (FACE), old cannery Brandão, Gomes & company. Integrates three permanent exhibitions: the cannery, art forest and fishing neighborhood\/worker. There is also a temporary exhibition gallery, …
A beach attended by families that come back year after year. There are several restaurants with varied prices and menus.
Praia de Paramos
A bridge located in between boardwalks, with typical fishing boats. The chapel of Our Lady of Aparecida. There are typical restaurants that specialize in "caldeiradas".
Praia da Baía
A beach with boardwalks, located in a tourism and cultural centre. It is attended mostly by youngsters and tourists. It has many restaurants, bars and terraces. It is quite lively at night. There are many shops.
Praia de Silvalde
A rural beach, divided by a large boardwalk. Quite attended, namely by those who enjoy recreational fishing.
Oporto Golf Club
The golf course of the Oporto Golf Club is one of the oldest in Europe and the oldest in Portugal. It is a par 71, with 18 holes, in a total of 5668 metres. It is located by the sea …
Praia do Marbelo
A beach with a pleasant stretch of sand, quite popular among the youngsters, with several sports. There are bars and terraces and plenty of liveliness at night.
Where to eat in Espinho
Portuguese, Seafood restaurant
A sophisticated restaurant, with panoramic sea views, a pleasant service and well prepared dishes. …
Portuguese, Seafood restaurant
Situado junto ao mar, na marginal de Espinho, no restaurante Maragato pode saborear os pratos típic…
Simple restaurant with a great variety of dishes of the day (at least 16) at affordable prices.
Where to sleep in Espinho
Guesthouse de charme, com design moderno e acolhedor, localizado em Espinho. Dispõe de 9 estúdios, 5 T0 e 4 T1, cada um com características únicas.
Localizado a 400 metros da praia de Espinho, oferece 30 quartos e 14 suites, um restaurante e uma piscina exterior.
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