Things to see and do - Peniche
Unmissable tourist sites
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 in which you will sea a variety of islands, reefs, arches and especially the marine grottoes cut into the reddish cliff. You can see the Furado Grande, a marine tunnel 70m long which opens out into a small creek (Cova do Sonho..
R. 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..
Largo Padre José C. Leal, nº 1 P - 2525-810 Serra de El-Rei
Located in the peaceful village of Serra d’El Rei, Marazul Hotel features bright rooms and a terrace bar with panoramic views. It offers free Wi-Fi and on-site parking. The hotel’s rooms have simple furniture and wooden floors. All guest rooms are e..
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.