Lourinhã is a municipality with 11 parishes, located in Oeste region at about 60 kilometers distance from Lisbon. The economy is primarily based on fishing, agriculture and, increasingly, of tourism. Lourinhã is well-known as the Capital of the Dinosaur in Portugal, due to discoveries of fossils in this region. Some of them can be visited in the Museu da Lourinhã, a place of excellence in this area. You can also walk through the Rota dos Dinossauros (Dinosaur Route), a 10 km route that connects the Museu da Lourinhã to the fortress of Paimogo. One of the main attractions of Lourinhã is Praia da Areia Branca, a very sought after place by vacationers. In terms of patrimonial heritage, the highlight goes to the Church of Santa Maria do Castelo. Its name derives from the fact that it was built along the walls of the ancient castle. It is classified as a national monument. Quality brandies are produced in this area since the 20th century, having the Demarcated Region of Lourinhã been created here for the defense of the products' quality.

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