More about Santa Maria da Feira and Porto
Santa Maria da Feira is located just south of Porto (33km), the capital of the north.
The old towns of Santa Maria da Feira and Porto are beautiful examples of Medieval architecture.
The Santa Maria da Feira Castle dates back to the 11th century and is the prominent landmark of this small city.
It’s on a hilltop looking down on the city and is an excellent example of the defence monuments built in the Middle Ages.
The nearby coastal city of Porto is worth a visit.
Located on the Iberian Peninsula, Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal.
Its medieval part of town, Ribeira, is UNESCO listed and full of exciting alleys to explore.
Here you’ll discover many architectural styles from Baroque to Art Nouveau.
Along with its cobbled pathways, Porto is also well-known for art, especially the hand-painted tiles (azulejos) you see everywhere and its wine and food.
Make sure you try one of Porto’s specialities: a francesinha (a sandwich with cured ham, sausage, and steak covered in molten cheese and a hot tomato and beer sauce).
It’s also the city where author JK Rowling, of Harry Potter fame, lived.