Things to see and do - Cantanhede
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Cantanhede Travel guide
Cantanhede : Michelin's recommendations
This large agricultural town is a commercial wine, cereals and wood centre. Between Cantanhede andAnçã (10 km to the south-east's) the fine white limestone known as Ançã rock is extracted. As easy to work as wood, this limestone was much appreciated by the architects and sculptors in the region, mainly those of the Coimbra school. In time, it takes on an ochre colour but has a tendency to crumble.
Tourist attractions Cantanhede : Things to see and do
Praça Marquês de Marialva
This church harbours several sets of 16C sculptures by Jean of Rouen, the most noteworthy being the retable of the Virgin and the tombs surmounted by statues in the chapel of the Holy Sacrament.
Rte de Mira
This pleasant excursion a few kilometres from Cantanhede is a chance to see a chapel boasting a reredos carved from Ançã stone, attributed to Jean de Rouen.
N 334 et N 234
This is a vast sandy beach which stretches as far as the eye can see. Battered by waves and bordered by the pine trees occupying the few undeveloped areas. It swarms with visitors in the summer and at week-ends. Here, you can occasionally witness tra..
Av. Comandante Xavier Gomes Gama, Nº 1 P - 3060-209 Cantanhede
Only a 3-minute drive from the city centre, this hotel offers spacious rooms with free wired internet and furnished balconies. Free public parking is possible on site. Marialva Park Hotel rooms have simple wood furnishings. Rooms are air conditione..
Av. Comandante Xavier Gomes da Gama 1 P - 3060-000 CANTANHEDE
Largo do Romal 16 P - 3060-129 Cantanhede
This renowned local restaurant offers a choice of dining rooms (one with an open fireplace) in a pleasant setting with a cosy decor. The focus here is on the set menu, although à la carte choices are also available.