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Peniche Travel guide
Peniche : Michelin's recommendations
Peniche is the Portugal's second fishing port (rock lobsters, tuna, sardines) as well as a ship-building and fish canning centre. Rampart ruins and a severe citadel recall the former military role of the town. A public garden which is great for a stroll, planted with palm trees, surrounds the tourism office. The city has tried hard, since the 19C, to resurrect its former speciality: bobbin-lace.
Tourist attractions Peniche : Things to see and do
Ilha da Berlenga P - 2520 Peniche
A very interesting trip allowing visitors to see a variety of islands, reefs, arches and most notably the sea caves hewn into the reddish cliff. The Furado Grande is a marine tunnel (70m) long which opens out onto a small creek ( Cova do Sonho ), l..
rue de José Estevão P - 2520 Peniche
This church dates from the 17C. It was covered in part in the 18C by gilded wood panelling in which four large 16C paintings are integrated, attributed to the father of Josefa de Obidos.
Capo da Republica P - 2520 Peniche
This old 16C fortress, converted in the 17C into a citadel in the Vauban style, stands proud with its armour plating of high walls and bastions with sharp edges topped with look-out turrets. It was a state prison before 1974, then a refugee centre fo..
Cabo Carvoeiro (junto ao farol) P - 2520-605 Peniche
The Nau dos Corvos enjoys a superb location on top of a rocky promontory right above the sea. It has an entrance hall with a display cabinet, live seafood tank, a panoramic private bar and a completely glass-enclosed dining room.