Feira Travel Guide

  • Visionarium by Flipographer (flickr.com)
    Visionarium by Flipographer (flickr.com)
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  • Zoo Lourosa by A.G.Assunção (flickr.com)
    Zoo Lourosa by A.G.Assunção (flickr.com)
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  • Feira Castle
    Feira Castle
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Feira Things to Do

  • Matriz Church/Lóios Convent

    Maneirist convent with church, with beautiful tiles, barroque altar and paintings. Today has a museum inside with art, archeology, paintings and history.Schedule:October-April: Tue-Fri (9h30-17h00), Weekend (14h30-17h30)May-Sep: Tue-Fri (9h30-18h), Weekend (14h30-17h30)Price: 2€

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  • Feira Castle

    Gothic castle with beautiful towers and well conserved. Outside there is a chapel and a small house and the castle is today in a hill covered by forest.The area has a very primitive ocupation dating back to the pre history. The Lusitans build here a temple to the honor of the Bandeve Lugo Tueraeus. The first elements of this castle date back to the...

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  • Lourosa Zoo

    Only park in Portugal dedicated exclusively to birds focused on preservation and investigation. It includes animals such as: macaws, owls, swans, owls, flamingos, vultures.Price: 4,00€Schedule:Monday to Friday: 9h30-18h00Sat, Sun & Holidays: 14h-18h

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  • Visionarium

    Interactive Science Museum.ScheduleTuesday to Friday:9h00-18h00Weekends and Bank Holidays14h00-19h00Price - 6,50€

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  • Romariz Castro/Hill Forte

    This hill fort from the V b.C. is in excellent state. It was found with a treasure of coins and the visit has to be scheduled. It has still a wall, the old streets of the village and a roman domus. There is a small museum in the nearby village. It is believed only ¼ of the total area is excavated and that about 1.000 people lived there until it was...

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  • Medieval Fair

    Happening in the beggining of August, the medieval fair is extraordinary. First for is size that covers almost all the city, second for the incredible number of participants, it seems like every single person in the city decides to dress in medieval clothes.There are handicrafts, medieval restaurants, products of the region and several recriations...

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  • Visionarium

    Visionarium - Center of Science of Europarque is an intercative museum of science located in Espargo, Santa Maria da Feira, in the perimeter of the center of Congress of Europarque, and belonging to the Associação Empresarial de Portugal(AEP). Visionarium, in it's essence, is similar to the City of the Science of La Villette, in Paris, France, or...

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  • Festa das Fogaceiras

    The Party of Fogaceiras, takes place in Santa Maria da Feira (every year on 20th January) in execution of a vote done to S. Sebastião, in the XVII century, for occasion of an epidemic. In this pilgrimage, that attracts crowds, they are sold the “fogaças”, a sweet bread of wheat that it constitutes one of the marks of the city. The procession leaves...

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  • Castelo da Feira

    Emblematic work of the architecture medieval Portuguese of military type, the Castle of Santa Maria da Feira is one of our monuments that better reflects the diversity of defense means used during the Medium Age, having been fundamental in whole the process of Reconquest of autonomy of the "Condado Portucalense". The tradition tells that the Castle...

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  • Zoo Lourosa

    Parque Ornitológico de Lourosa (Zoo Lourosa) was founded in 1990 and privately owned until 2000. Since early 2001, the zoo is run by a company ("Feira Viva, Cultura e Desporto) founded by the Municipality. The zoo grounds, both visitor and off-visitor premises, currently consists of 20,000 m2, however an additional 12,000 m2 has been acquired for...

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  • Imaginarius – Street Theatre Festival

    It is a gigantic stage that it invades the city of Santa Maria da Feira. For three days, several theatre companies come from everyone and the streets fill with party and stops. For those that still don't know Imaginarius, it's entrance in a fantastic world, in a world ‘Imaginarius’. The streets become stages so that the people can look at the...

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  • Viagem medieval - The Medieval Journey

    A few years ago the Town of Santa Maria Feira, made a recreation of a specific time of history of Portugal in this region. And the idea was well received by the inhabitants and thousands of visitants that came to see the Medieval Journey. The years repeated and now the Medieval Journey is known in all country and receives the visit of tourists from...

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