10 Things to Do in Sao Joao da Madeira That You Shouldn't Miss

March 2, 2018 Diedre Savory

São João da Madeira (Portuguese pronunciation: [sɐ̃w ʒuˈɐ̃w ðɐ mɐˈðɐjɾɐ] ( listen)), is a city and a municipality in northwestern region of the Portuguese Norte region. It's part of the larger Porto Metropolitan Area. The population in 2011 was 21,713. With an area of 7.94 km², it is the smallest municipality in Portugal. In 2010, the city was distinguished in Portuguese Quality of Life studies as the "Best Municipality to Live In".
Restaurants in Sao Joao da Madeira

1. Viagem Medieval em Terra de Santa Maria

Rua dos Descobrimentos, Santa Maria da Feira 4520-201, Portugal +351 256 370 802
Excellent
73%
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21%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 441 reviews

Viagem Medieval em Terra de Santa Maria

Reviewed By TITA.2 - Portugal

Fantastic medieval fair made in Santa Maria da Feira once a year during around ten days in august. Many shows telling a story each day, lots of portuguese participants and foreigners with different goods sold in tents, and medieval food of course! Never missed one in twenty years...

2. Mata Nacional do Bucaco

R. Porta do Bucaco, Luso 3050-261, Portugal +351 231 937 000
Excellent
65%
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29%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 740 reviews

Mata Nacional do Bucaco

Reviewed By Alexandre C - Teresopolis, RJ

With the Palace Hotel as the center of attention, many other attractions exist. The Carmelitas Convent is beautiful. But to find the other attractions is challenging, since the place, although huge, is poorly signalized.

3. Viarco

Rua Jaime Afreixo | 533, Sao Joao da Madeira 3700-144, Portugal +351 256 830 880
Excellent
80%
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5 based on 15 reviews

Viarco

Reviewed By Dale T

I appreciate my pencils so much more after taking this tour. Small hand produced batches of pencils, in a workplace that is both an OHS eyesore and fascinating at the same time. Never heard of this brand, but I'll look for it now. Three months to produce a pencil?! The ingredients of man power, graphite, ceramic & cedar, make a very special item.

4. Igreja Paroquial de Valega

Rua Sebastiao Morais | Valega, Ovar, Portugal +351 916 410 831
Excellent
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5 based on 87 reviews

Igreja Paroquial de Valega

Reviewed By dawnGalicia - galicia

Well worth making the trip to Valenga just south of Ovar to see this amazing church. It is covered with beautiful painted tiles both inside and out. The village is sleepy. You can get a cheap lunch across the square. If you are going down to Aveiro I recommend you take the back road rather than the main road as you will pass some lovely old houses on the way.

5. Parque da Cidade

Rua da Bela Vista 83, Vale de Cambra 3730-262, Portugal
Excellent
57%
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4.5 based on 16 reviews

Parque da Cidade

Reviewed By Ilaria57 - Chivasso, Italy

Forse il parco cittadino più grande non solo di Porto ma dell'inetro Portogallo: consiglio di riservare un paio d'ore per girovagare in questa bellissima distesa verde, con caratteristici laghetti che fanno dimenticare di essere all'interno di una città. Caratteristico il Padiglione d'acqua, risalente ad Expo 1998.

6. Parque Ambiental do Bucaquinho

Rua do Bucaquinho | Esmoriz/Cortegaça, Esmoriz 3885-526, Portugal +351 800 204 679
Excellent
57%
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4.5 based on 96 reviews

Parque Ambiental do Bucaquinho

Reviewed By Aline T - São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Beautiful park, theres a playground for kids. Its a good place to go jogging. Don't forget to put on some bug spray

7. Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira

Alameda Doutor Roberto Vaz Oliveira, Santa Maria da Feira 4520-141, Portugal +351 256 372 248
Excellent
57%
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4.5 based on 372 reviews

Castelo de Santa Maria da Feira

Reviewed By atlbeachbum81 - Atlanta, GA

We stopped here on our drive from Porto to Lisbon. Since it was the off-season, we were lucky enough to have the castle to ourselves. The hotel is in great shape. They even have a very informative video that gives a great history of the castle. Definitely a great stop to see an in-tact castle that hasn't been completely commercialized yet. Plus, it was one of the few Castles we visited that you can explore fully. They have done a great job of keeping this place in great condition.

8. Museu da Chapelaria

R. Antonio Jose de Oliveira Junior 501, Sao Joao da Madeira 3700-204, Portugal +351 256 201 680
Excellent
55%
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4.5 based on 11 reviews

Museu da Chapelaria

Reviewed By Amazon122s - Santa Comba Dao, Portugal

The actual Museum of the Chapelaria is being supervised by the Municipal Council of S. João da Madeira, who had acquired in the year 1996 the industrial estate, this after it has closed several manufacturing units related to the headwear industry. The inauguration of the Chapelaria Museum of which the rehabilitation was financed under the Operational Program of Culture, took place on June 22, 2005, this in the presence of the in that moment President of the Republic, Dr. Jorge Sampaio, with Dr. Castro Almeida as Mayor. It is the only museum of the Iberian Peninsula dedicated to the manufacture of the hat.

9. Parque La Salette

Oliveira de Azemeis 3720-215, Portugal
Excellent
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4.5 based on 15 reviews

Parque La Salette

Reviewed By PPCI-BG - Italy

Il parco è stato realizzato un secolo fa e comprende verde e laghi dove si può andare in barca attorno alla cappella di Nostra Signora de la Salette. Un posto ottimo per rilassarsi dove ho fatto una piacevole sosta.

10. Praia Fluvial de Burgaes

São Pedro de Castelões, Vale de Cambra 3730, Portugal
Excellent
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4 based on 6 reviews

Praia Fluvial de Burgaes

Reviewed By Jorge P - Vale de Cambra, Portugal

Excelente local para descontrair, com ou sem crianças.
Tem o rio, árvores, um snack-bar e parque infantil, e uma praia fluvial.

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