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Figueira da Foz trip

Figueira da Foz trip

On your Figueira da Foz trip you’ll be visiting the mouth of the Mondego River in Portugal, not a very large town, but great for those travelers looking for a slightly different type of experience while in the Algarve while not skimping on the awesome beach opportunities.

Figueira da Foz is actually home to one of the largest, if not the largest beaches in the country, a beach that stretches for more than three kilometers. The beach is in fact so wide, that it will take you a solid five minutes to walk across it till you reach the sea.

The beach is extremely popular with surfers, and in fact it was the venue of the 1006 World Surfing Championships; the popularity of surfing is what turned the town into a world-class resort since the early 20th century.

Nowadays not as generally popular as other better-known Algarve resorts, the town offers a much more laid back holidaying experience, as well as a few sights here and there, for instance the Sotto Mayor Palace, which is a luxurious French-style manor house. It’s been around since about the start of the 20th century and belonged to one of Portugal’s most prominent families, it’s a great attraction for those who want to see some elegant furnishings as well as a collection of paintings.

One very unique type of attraction is the 18th century building known as the Palace House, the former home of a Coimbra count, which contains one of the largest collections of Delft tiles in the world.

These are just a few of the attractions that you can see while in Figueira da Foz, there are others of course, but you’ll need a car in order to see as many of them as possible, so make sure you employ our Figueira da Foz car hire services.

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