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  • 1 Berlenga Island Boat Trip Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    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), looke..

  • 2 A walk on the island of Berlenga Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Île de Berlanga P - 2520 Peniche

    A staircase leads from the inn to the lighthouse. Halfway there, in the background look at the site of the old fortress. Follow the path to the west, towards the Wild Coast. From the top of the rocks, you will enjoy a very pretty view over the foamin..

  • 3 Island of Berlanga Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    P - 2520 Peniche

    Anchored in the sea off the Cape of Carvoeiro, the island stands 12 km from the coast, a mass of red granite. It is the main part of an archipelago consisting of several islands: the Estelas, the Forcadas, and the Farilhões. It is a famous centre for..

  • 4 Cape Carvoeiro Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    N114 P - 2520 Peniche

    This is an isthmus 2 km long whose coasts are formed of rugged rock faces forming foliated tabular stacks. It is worth returning to visit Papoa, a small isthmus studied with spurs on the cape, which has largely preserved a mill and the ruins of the f..

  • 5 Fortress

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    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..

  • 6 Peniche Port

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Largo da Ribeira P - 2520 Peniche

    The port is in a cove almost enclosed by two dykes to the south-east of the town. At every return of the fishermen, the esplanade which runs round it at the foot of the citadel becomes the theatre for a colourful spectacle, the ceaseless aerial balle..

  • 7 São Pedro Church

    Religious buildings

    Derrière l’avenida do Mar 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.

  • 8 Chapel of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios

    Religious buildings

    Largo dos Remédios P - 2520 Peniche

    In the small all white village of Remédios, at the end of a small courtyard planted with monkey puzzle trees stands this chapel whose interior is covered in attractive 18C azulejos attributed to the studio of Antonio de Oliveira Bernardes. Beyond Rem..

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