What to do and see in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal: The Best Places and Tips

October 5, 2017 Vergie Nakamoto

Discover the best top things to do in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal including Muro de Azulejos, Igreja Matriz de Vila do Conde, Monte de Sao Felix, Igreja de Sao Pedro de Rates, Nau Quinhentista, i-Dive Spirit, Casino da Povoa, Vila do Conde Porto Fashion Outlet, I Surf Portugal, Santa Clara Convent.
Restaurants in Povoa de Varzim

1. Muro de Azulejos

Rua Central 12 | Junto ao Pavilhão Municipal de Terras de Bouro, Povoa de Varzim 4495-019, Portugal
Excellent
56%
Good
34%
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4.5 based on 97 reviews

Muro de Azulejos

Reviewed By Hoinara - Bucharest, Romania

Located somewhat off the tourist routes of Lisbon, this museum is impressive andits preserves the best expression of the spirit of Portuguese, its presents the traditions of the Portuguese people. You will see extensive exhibition of azulejos-Tile 20x20 cm size is preserved until today. In addition, you will see Convento de Madre Deus, the church that hosts this wonderful museum .The most beautiful piece is made of azulejos Lisbon Panorama.

2. Igreja Matriz de Vila do Conde

Rua da Igreja, Vila do Conde 4480-754, Portugal
Excellent
54%
Good
41%
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4%
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4.5 based on 85 reviews

Igreja Matriz de Vila do Conde

Reviewed By MijnlieverdFH - Amsterdam

A showcase of the late Gothic Portuguese architecture. It is the sumptuous composite Portuguese style of architectural ornamentation of the first decades of the 16th century, incorporating maritime elements that was probably introduced by the Portuguese voyagers. This is what it means by the Manueline art. and architecture.
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The interior of the church displayed the beautiful ornamentation too.

3. Monte de Sao Felix

Rua de Sao Felix, Laundos 4570-345, Portugal
Excellent
53%
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47%
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4.5 based on 34 reviews

Monte de Sao Felix

Reviewed By Paul d - Den Bosch, The Netherlands

Not far from Esposende or Porto, you will find a hotel, a restaurant and some old Portugees windmills. The view from Monte de Saint Felix to the Atlantic Ocean is great.

4. Igreja de Sao Pedro de Rates

Sao Pedro de Rates -EN 206, Povoa de Varzim, Portugal +351 252 951 817
Excellent
70%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
2%
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4.5 based on 77 reviews

Igreja de Sao Pedro de Rates

Reviewed By David M

This church is much older than the typical churches in the area and is large for a small village. It is worth the diversion off the N206. It has a car park but is very popular for weddings, so can be busy.

5. Nau Quinhentista

Rua Cais da Alfandega, Vila do Conde 4480-702, Portugal +351 252 617 506
Excellent
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4.5 based on 63 reviews

Nau Quinhentista

Reviewed By davidgerdmoore - Squamish, Canada

It's fascinating to wander about the entire vessel and see how little space is available for supplies, crew and officers, According to the naval person overseeing visitors, the crew complement was 120 !

6. i-Dive Spirit

Avenida Atlantica | Complexo Clube Atlântico, Mindelo 4485-470, Portugal
Excellent
93%
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7%
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5 based on 14 reviews

i-Dive Spirit

i-DIVE , SSI DIVE CENTER. Ratio 1:3 maximum with students. personalized courses. diving trips, either from boat or shore. At 50m from the beach, classroom at 15m from the pool. Bar, wifi, available.

Reviewed By BrettThorpe - Huddersfield, United Kingdom

A great facility. Good location, lovely pool, really well laid out and perfect for the beginner. The staff are really attentive, very experienced (I've been in the dive profession for nearly 20 years so know) and a wealth of knowledge to draw upon. I was really well looked after and have already recommended people to go there

7. Casino da Povoa

Passeio Alegre | Edifício do Casino da Póvoa do Varzim, Povoa de Varzim 4490-428, Portugal +351 252 690 888
Excellent
30%
Good
53%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 107 reviews

Casino da Povoa

Welcome to one of the main venues for excitement in the North of Portugal. Here, right besides Oporto city, you will find the perfect entertainment for either a magical evening or a simple hang-out with freinds. Come and visit us, the show is about to start.

Reviewed By Luis_Araujo987 - Vila Nova de Famalicao, Portugal

If you like Casinos, you should try this one. It's pretty fancy, and with a spetacular service in all areas. A must try is their cocktails at the bar. Those are simply amazing.

8. Vila do Conde Porto Fashion Outlet

Avenida Fonte Cova | Modivas, Vila do Conde 4485-592, Portugal +351 22 928 9959
Excellent
29%
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41%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 304 reviews

Vila do Conde Porto Fashion Outlet

Vila do Conde Porto Fashion Outlet is a landmark in Europe, locate at just 20 minutes from the heart of Porto. With a selection of 150 prestigious national and international brands, it presents discounts from 30% up to 70% throughout all year. Discover the best fashion opportunities for women, men, children, accessories and perfumery, and take some time to visit Porto, elected as the Best European Destination of 2017. Starting point for a trip through the natural and cultural diversity of the north, Vila do Conde Porto Fashion Outlet combines the best of both worlds, allying premium fashion trends with a privileged location. We want to provide you with a unique and unforgettable experience. Visit us!

Reviewed By Winstonthedog - Porto, Portugal

My partner and I waited over an hour for the scheduled free shuttle to appear at our hotel. We were furious that there was no apology , especially since we booked the shuttle a day earlier.

9. I Surf Portugal

Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
Excellent
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5 based on 21 reviews

I Surf Portugal

I surf Portugal is a surf camp & surf school in Porto and Povoa de Varzim in Portugal. You can learn how to surf and improve your Surfing, meet new friends and have a great time. We come and pick you up from your hotel in Porto for our surf lessons and take you to a wild and beautiful beach with clean water and sand dunes.

Reviewed By pleberre721 - Lausanne, Switzerland

We took lessons for a week with Jorge and his team, it was all fun and excellent teaching. All the grown-up and teens enjoyed it and just want to get back for more surf lessons. Jorge provides simple and efficient techniques, the team is in the water to help you catch waves and make it a very fun and safe experience. If you're in Porto and want to try surf or improve your Surfing skills that's the place to go !

10. Santa Clara Convent

Largo Dom Afonso Sanches, Vila do Conde 4480-946, Portugal
Excellent
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4.5 based on 51 reviews

Santa Clara Convent

Reviewed By backpacker31 - Boynton Beach, Florida

Occupying a prominent hilltop position along the Rio Ave, the convent/mosterio is likely the first major building you will see upon entering Vila do Conde. The monastery dates back to 1777 and possesses an impressive Gothic/neoclassical architectural style. High walls surround much of the building as well as the impressive Santa Clara Aqueduct (Portugal's second largest). I did not enter the convent (I'm unsure if one is really allowed to enter), but the exterior and the grounds are worth viewing. From its hilltop position sizeable Terrace there are commanding views overlooking Vila do Conde.

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