Portugal - Leiria District

Peniche

Peniche and the sea are inseparable. It is one of the largest traditional fishing ports in Portugal and a major Atlantic hub for maritime-tourist activities. Before heading to the beach, your visit to Peniche must include a walk through the historic centre. Besides the Nossa Senhora dos Remédios Sanctuary, the São Pedro and Misericórdia Churches, the Peniche Fort is a must-see. It was built in the 16th/17th centuries to defend the coast, together with the Fort on Consolação beach and the fort on the Island of Berlengas. It played a major role at various points in Portuguese history but its most recent purpose was to serve as a political prison under the Estado Novo regime, holding some of the most important public personalities in the fight against Fascism. You will learn all about it once inside, since it is currently the Peniche City Museum. In addition to fishing, which has always been one of the sources of income of its people, Peniche is also known for the art of bobbin lacework, perfected by the women while the men were out at sea.

Top Tours & Activities in Peniche

Peniche Surf Trip

Haben sie eine surf-lektion und besuchen sie die schönsten sightseeing-spots an der westküste, die sie sicherlich überraschen und den atem durch die kraft der natur nehmen wird!

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Atlantic Frontier – Berlenga Island, Peniche

Verbringen Sie einen Tag in Berlenga Grande, einer wunderschönen Insel im Naturschutzgebiet von Berlengas einem Tagesausflug .

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Surf Experience & Day Tour Zur Wilden Westküste In Der Nähe Von Lissabon

Entdecken Sie die Freude am Reiten, und besuchen Sie die wilde Westküste, in der Nähe von Lissabon. Surf, Spaß, wilde Strände, berühmte Surfspots, leckeres Essen, atemberaubende Landschaften und mehr.

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Surf Lesson In Peniche

Wir lehren, dass das surfen nicht nur ein sport ist, sondern ein heilmittel fürs leben.

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Language
Portuguese
Currency
Euro
Time Zone
GMT
Country Code
+351
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