Mira

Located in the Centro region, in the sub-region of the Baixo Mondego, the municipality of Mira offers a privileged location on the coast between Lisbon and Oporto. To the north it is bordered by Vagos, to the east and to the south by Cantanhede and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean. The region has been inhabited since ancient times, but the main traces were left by the Arabs, who gave the name to the city, and by the Romans, who left us various traces of tegullae and domestic pottery. The municipality received the royal charter in 1514 by the hand of Dom Manuel I. One of the must-see spots in the municipality are its haystacks, a set of typical wooden buildings, some with two and three stories, based on pickets. Located in praia de Mira, they were built from the late 19th century by fishermen, who settled here only during the fishing period, between May and October. One of the most emblematic dishes in the municipality are the enguias suadas à Praia de Mira (Praia de Mira-style eel stew), served with unpeeled boiled potatoes and slices of toasted bread. Make sure to also try the sarrabulho à moda de Mira (Mira-style sarrabulho/dish made with different types of meat and blood), sardinhas na telha (sardines cooked in typical tiles), the caldeira mista com boleiros (fish stew with corn flour balls) and favas à Gandaresa (broad beans cooked with sausage). For dessert, try the Bolo da Páscoa (kind of sweet bread), the filhós de abóbora (pumpkin donuts) and the papas de abóbora (pumpkin porridge).

Where to eat in Mira

What to do in Mira

Where to sleep in Mira

Casa de Campo Colmeal
Casa de Campo Colmeal

Casa de campo com quinze quartos, com casa de banho privativa que oferece uma acomodação confortável numa excelente localização, a cerca de 8 Km da vila de Mir…

Maçarico Beach Hotel
Maçarico Beach Hotel

4 star

Presents itself as a theme hotel, a distinguishing proposal which seeks to provide unique experiences at the level of comfort and well-being. Deployed on full …

Mira Villas Hotel
Mira Villas Hotel

4 star

The four elements of nature, Earth, air, fire and water, are the link between the exterior and the interior of this unit, whose contemporary architecture denot…

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