Strolling around the illuminated city centre at night is very nice. Mainly, if you are lucky enough with the weather as it was our case – although we visited in middle February and this is a mountain area, the temperature was not too low, which allowed us some nice walks through the city, even with small children. In front of the City Hall you will find a square where there is café with open air tables, ideal for adults to sit and talk over some drink, while little children run around and play in the large square.
As I mentioned previously, we were travelling with small children which didn’t allow us much nightlife, … But still, the hotel has a cosy bar with snooker tables. Most people in the hotel’s bar where couples with children, so children all gathered and played together while parents could play some snooker or have a drink. But beware: if you ask for a drink, make sure is comes straight from the bottle, as I ordered a caipiroska (vodka, lime, sugar and ice) and I must confess it was the worse I’ve ever had – instead of lime (which they hadn’t) they used lemon.
In the city centre, by the City Hall, there is an interesting building that is the “Cine-teatro” – a mixture of cinema and theatre (it is the tall building in the photo). This building, which is under the refurbishment program I mentioned previously, displays movies and also other spectacles such as dancing and ballet. For info on what’s going on, visit the website: http://www.cineclube.ubi.pt/amanha.html (portuguese version only).
Visit the A'S e B'S club in PAUL. A small town located about 15min from Covilha.
Everyone from the small towns all over come here. The best time to come is the summer when tourists come from all over (France, Spain, Canada, etc). The great festa would be FESTA DA ESPUMA!, festival of bubbles(usually around 2500esc). They also have FESTA DA SERVEJA!, festival of beer(1000esc)unlimited beer!!!
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