Lourinhã Travel Guide

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Lourinhã Things to Do

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    by solopes Updated Dec 14, 2012

    If you like trekking, then the PR1 "Route of the Dinosaurs" may be your choice.

    It begins with the Lourinhã Museum, which includes a valuable paleontology wing, and ends at Fort Paimogo after almost 10 Kms with dinossaur's footprints, sites of historical interest, such as the Convent of St. Anthony, Misericordia Church, Castle Church, beautiful natural landscapes, and the sandy beaches of Friars Valley, Caniçal and Paimogo.

    In my brief visit to Lourinhã I couldn't do it, but couldn't also forget it, noticing the decoration of a roundabout.

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    by solopes Updated Oct 31, 2012

    Right in the centre of town there's a discreet church, that is a classified monument.

    This convent comes from the 16th century, and shows the signs of the several transformations suffered along the centuries.

    I didn't have time to enter.

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    by CherryWaves Updated Aug 17, 2012

    One of the things I really wanted to visit this summer holidays were the supposed dinosaurs footprints on Lourinha beaches, or so I was told.

    When I first arrived at Lourinha, I went to the museum to get information on how to get to such places. I was very disappointed to find out that there the only visitable dinosaur remains or footprints in Lourinha were in the museum and I wouldn't find anything on the beach. The name of the footpath "Rota dos Dinossauros" ("Route of the Dinosaurs" - PR1) is misleading, since the only dinosaurs we see along the path are those in the museum, in the beggining of the path.

    The musem itself is provincial and a mess. Once you enter you see pre-historical remains from hominids, then agriculture and fishing tools from the XX century, then remains from trades of the XX century and finally the dinosaurs - didn't make any sense to me. They could definitely improve the timeline disposition of the museum.

    In the dinosaur room most of the skeletons were actually replicas, since the museum only has a few bones from a few skeletons. The showroom of the famous dinosaur nest with dinosaur embryos was empty (maybe they were working on it?).

    Museum tickets cost 4€; 3€ for students.

    Review written in August 2012

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Lourinhã Restaurants

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    by solopes Updated Dec 14, 2012

    I used this restaurant for a meeting with the people that has been with me in the war, in Angola. I must confess that I didn't pay much attention to the meal, but I remember a very good fish, a regular meat, and a very good unbranded wine.

    Appetizers and desert were common, the room was comfortable, the service was nice and efficient, and the price... a surprise: our local friend had arranged things to pay all the bills.

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    by Rita_Felix Written Aug 26, 2005

    Dona Júlia has a really nice environment. It's a small restaurant and therefore clients receive personnal attention. It's common the chief talk to the clients to receive feedback about the meal. In the end, you receive a "ginjinha" licor to drink.

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Lourinhã Off The Beaten Path

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    by solopes Updated Jan 25, 2013

    In the centre of town a discreet statue celebrates the fighters of the Colonial War.

    Nothing important except a funny coincidence - my visit to Lourinhã was a meeting of the old fighters in Angola.

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