ABOUT THE SILVER COAST
Silver Coast - Yours to discover!
A fertile region slotted between the Atlantic Ocean and the massif that rises in Montejunto and overlooks the entire region in all its extension. This splendid area is a green strip of land sprinkled with white houses, uniting the maritime cost and the countryside in a pleasant climate we wish to visit.
Western Region: Vineyards and the Sea
Comprising the municipalities of Alenquer, Arruda dos Vinhos, Bombarral, Cadaval, Caldas da Rainha, Lourinhã, Óbidos, Peniche, Rio Maior, Sobral de Monte Agraço and Torres Vedras, the region is united by a common culture and a very strong attachment to land and sea.
Archaeological sites, from pre-historic caves to Cooperage Castles, Arab age Castles and Roman villages, aqueducts and bridges. Medieval Churches and Monasteries, 15th century Forts, 17th and 18th centuries manor houses and also a number of Fortifications from the period of the French Invasions. Archaeological sites, from pre-historic caves to Cooperage Castles, Arab age Castles and Roman villages, aqueducts and bridges. Medieval Churches and Monasteries, 15th century Forts, 17th and 18th centuries manor houses and also a number of Fortifications from the period of the French Invasions.
THE SILVER COAST
For nature lovers, walking tracks, are prepared and signalised in agreement with the European rules and also with a total extension of 120Km, between Salir do Porto and the area of the Protected Landscape in Serra de Montejunto. In Paúl de Tornada (Environment Interpretation Center), located in the Natural Reserve of Berlengas Island (the only one maritime reserve of the country), or in Serra do Socorro, the speleological and alpinism lovers can enjoy themselves. On the other side, Lagoa de Óbidos (Lagoon), offers excellent conditions to the active practice of nautical sports.
Some attractions of the Region, includes: the Sea gastronomy with excellent restaurants/fish-pond of Peniche and Lourinhã/Porto Barcas and the gastronomical influence of the convent is evident in egg rolls and “cavacas” (light crisp cakes) from Caldas da Rainha, been pies from Torres Vedras and sponge cakes from Lendal, Painho and Rio Maior; the handicraft, that we can highlight the Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro ceramic from Caldas da Rainha and the bobbin lace (most distinguished craft) from Peniche.
This region also knowned as “Oeste”, which means WEST, is today, a future enthusiastic new destination for Golf and also one of the largest wine-growing areas in Portugal and in the World.
Come and visit the West of Europe, the Silver Coast of Portugal.
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