Póvoa de Varzim

The beaches of Póvoa de Varzim have always had a great influence in the city, dictating the axes of its development and claiming fishing and Sargasso gathering as essential in the local economy. From the late nineteenth century, these beaches become even more relevant to the livelihood of the region to be created the bathing tourism, which still today is the biggest factor of development of the metropolis. In this region there is a type of agriculture unique in the world, currently at risk of extinction: the fields of mixer. Still visible in the parishes of Estela and Aguçadoura, the mixers consist of a wide and rectangular pit that opens on the sandy beaches. In the corners of the pits, called "four valleys", are cultivated vineyards, being the ripened grapes by the heat of the sand. Be sure, therefore, to prove the great wine of the region resulting from this craft technique! The gastronomy of Póvoa de Varzim can be divided into two aspects: on the one hand, the Minho region influences where the meat dishes predominate and, on the other, the povoan fishing tradition that causes the fish to be a constant. His specialties are hake à Poveira (Poveira whiting), the sardine Rice and fish stew. For dessert, try the French toast and noodles. With regard to handicrafts poveiro, beiriz carpets or rags, the Goldsmith, Linnen, miniatures and craft sweaters typical of the region.

Where to eat in Póvoa de Varzim

What to do in Póvoa de Varzim

Where to sleep in Póvoa de Varzim

Axis Vermar Beach & Conference Hotel
Axis Vermar Beach & Conference Hotel

4 star

Modern space with 208 well-equipped rooms, offering beautiful views of the sea. It is about a mile from the Casino. Offers various services, including for chil…

Varzinn Hotel
Varzinn Hotel

3 star

Hotel installed in recent construction building, very close to the beach, golf courses, swimming pools and the city centre of Póvoa de Varzim. Ideal for a quie…

São Félix Hotel - Hillside & Nature
São Félix Hotel - Hillside & Nature

4 star

Property of the family Ferreira since 1998, and reclassified to 4-star hotel in May 2010, the São Félix Hotel is located on top of Mount São Félix, integrating…

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