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
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.
Castro de Ovil
Iron age fortified settlement with occupation during the Roman era, surrounded by embankments and ditches. Is a Property of Municipal Value.
Balneário Marinho Municipal - Complexo de Talassoterapia de Espinho
This complex of Thorn Thalassotherapy is very recognized mainly for therapeutic use of seawater, characterized by its iodine. With technical and advanced medium and a specialized clinical body, this Center offers a series of treatments that range from the simple …
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 …
Centro Multimeios de Espinho
A recent building with a modern architecture, with a cosmos room, a tempus room, a cinema screen that is 6 times larger than thee standard size, a spatium room, an exhibitions room, a cyber space, a multi uses room, a …
Hotel located on the seafront, close to the casino, with 133 rooms, meeting rooms, swimming pool, restaurant with panoramic view and other services available. Highlighting the sophisticated decor, with notes that reveal the luxury of space.
Aquário Marisqueira d'Espinho
A sophisticated restaurant, with panoramic sea views, a pleasant service and well prepared dishes. Located by the Casino of Espinho, facing the sea, in the heart of the city of Espinho. It has large, rather comfortable room.
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.
Modern and pleasant space with minimalist decor and attentive service, serving good traditional Portuguese dishes, especially fish and fresh seafood. Tuesday's day of rice of cod with tabs, fourth of tripe, duck rice farm the old fashioned way, Friday Fireworks …
Feira de Espinho
Fair of great movement that is already part of the weekly routines of people of the District of Aveiro and the cities of Porto and Gaia.
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.
Hotel Apartamento Solverde
Hotel Apartamento Solverde is located 20 minutes from Oporto and offers apartments T0, T1 and T2 complete and very comfortable, with balcony overlooking the sea. Next to the hotel you will find the Casino of Espinho, where you can enjoy …
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.
Where to eat in Espinho
Portuguese, Seafood restaurant
A sophisticated restaurant, with panoramic sea views, a pleasant service and well prepared dishes. …
Modern and pleasant space with minimalist decor and attentive service, serving good traditional Por…
Portuguese, Seafood restaurant
A restaurant with two floors. On the upper floor there is a terrace with privileged sea views. Tast…
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.
Simple House with familiar atmosphere offering unpretentious yet functional rooms 31.
Castelo de Paiva
Castelo de Paiva is situated in the Douro region, a river that makes these lands become fertile and make the farming become one of the main local act…
Em plena Ria de Aveiro e confinando com o oceano Atlântico, a sua estreita ligação com o mar contribuiu para o aparecimento de comunidades que encont…
Belonging to Aveiro' district, but with Porto as the city of reference at all levels, Arouca lived and developed in its monastery's shadow. Built in …
Sever do Vouga
Located on the Bank of the river Vouga and between the mountain ranges of Do and Carved, Sever do Vouga is a predominantly rural and industrial Counc…