Ericeira Things to Do

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    Praia do Sul

    by solopes Updated Dec 26, 2013

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    At the southern end of town, this is, maybe, the best bet combining distance and quality. It's not difficult to walk there from town, and you'd better do it, because the parking is small.

    A great hotel where I've never been - Vila Galé, a known chain - dominates the beach.

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    Beach

    by solopes Updated Dec 26, 2013

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    Why not? It is small, in the good days risks to be full, but it is there, the sun invites and, usually, is not dangerous. It never was my first idea in Ericeira, because... never happened, that's all.

    Of course, this is only one of the main options nearby, not the best, to be honest, but really close to town.

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    Fountains

    by solopes Updated Feb 13, 2013

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    Many beautiful corners of Ericeira are embellished by the old fountains, now useless, but still decorative, even under the rain.

    They were built in the decade of 1920, when Ericeira became an important summer destination, needing to supply water to a few more thousand dwellers.

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    St Pedro Church

    by solopes Updated Feb 13, 2013

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    This modest church from the XV century, has a rich interior, "impossible" to appreciate or to photograph under the dimmed light of a dark winter day (yes, in Portugal, there are a couple of dark days each winter!).

    The cross at the entrance was built in the XVIII century.

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    Saint Sebastian chapel

    by solopes Updated Feb 13, 2013

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    At the north entrance of town, this small chapel stands alone in the middle of a parking lot, shared by cars and boats.

    It's a simple building coming from the fifteen or sixteen centuries, with one particularity: all the interiot, even the roof, is covered by tiles.

    Entrance is free.

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    Public Library

    by solopes Updated Feb 13, 2013

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    Ericeira's public library is installed in the Cultural House Jaime Lobo e Silva, maybe the most beautiful building in Ericeira.

    With more than 17000 books and a multimedia section, it may be useful for those staying more than the few hours we always have in each (frequent) visit.

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    Mafra's harbour

    by solopes Updated Feb 13, 2013

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    When the kings started to use Mafra's palace, in the 16th century, Ericeira became the port for royal use. If was from there that our last king left to exile.

    The city of Ericeira has grown, but the port seems to remain almost untouched. The (now) useless defenses are still present in the rocks.

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    Typical Houses

    by solopes Updated Feb 13, 2013

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    It's nice to stroll in the old central quarter of Ericeira.

    The old houses are maintained and painted according to the traditional colours, and the comercial activities are discreet, respecting the harmony of the whole.

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    The beaches by Ericeira.

    by cachaseiro Written Aug 7, 2009

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    One of the beaches by Ericeira.

    The beaches by Ericeira are long and wide and has a good surf.
    Because of that surfers rom all over the world come there.
    Be ware though that the waves are quite big and the water quite cold as this is the atlantic and the portugese west coast.
    Nevertheless the beaches are real pretty and there is space for everyone.

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    SUNSET

    by Jawnuta Written Mar 20, 2008
    ...so we noticed something different one evening..
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    Right before sunset the whole town gathers at the ocean to watch.
    You can spend few evenings in Ericeira and nothing happens.....you began to wonder, why everybody gathers at the ocean every evening? don't they have anything better to do?
    And then one evening......

    .....then you know why!
    And from that day on, you will be there every day.....

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    Ericeira beach

    by Jawnuta Written Dec 15, 2007

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    beach to the left...
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    The ocean is cold, but there is plenty of sun.

    The bed is 2 Euro and umbrella is 2 Euro, so you have to pay 6 Euro for two people. There are also free umbrellas provided by the town, but they are on the back of the beach....and there are no beds.

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    Surfing

    by Bryskiboy Written Aug 1, 2007
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    There are lots of breaks to surf here. You can surf on either low and high tides at different beaches plus an awesome reef break at Ribemar. Double overhead and a tricky sore break, it's all there. Mix it up with with the local pros!
    Check out Rapture Surf camps and on facebook, good pics and contacts.

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    Ericeira Streets - 4 of 4

    by el_ruso Written May 17, 2007

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    Ericeira is a surprisingly beautiful town that will charm you immediately and that you will never forget. Here streets are lined with typical whitewashed houses with blue window surrounds, and it shows that its residents are proud of it. It is very clean and well maintained.

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    Ericeira Streets - 3 of 4

    by el_ruso Written May 17, 2007

    Ericeira is a surprisingly beautiful town that will charm you immediately and that you will never forget. Here streets are lined with typical whitewashed houses with blue window surrounds, and it shows that its residents are proud of it. It is very clean and well maintained.

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    Ericeira Streets - 2 of 4

    by el_ruso Written May 17, 2007

    Ericeira is a surprisingly beautiful town that will charm you immediately and that you will never forget. Here streets are lined with typical whitewashed houses with blue window surrounds, and it shows that its residents are proud of it. It is very clean and well maintained.

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