Out and about

Which places of interest you will find at Casa da Flores in the neighborhood?

To give you an idea about how diverse and interesting we have below a number of Portugal is tips for trips. Portugal has a treasure chest of history, nature, scenic views, beaches (see part beaches), mountains, rivers and much more … all within the friendly hospitality of the Portuguese people. Come see it yourself.

20 minutes from our Casa is the Castle (Castelo de Leiria) the central street is “Marques de Pombal”. Near this street is a bus station, from here you can easily get to all important cities of Spain (Madrid, Barcelona) and Paris. Chain stores in this city are Ulmar, Lidl, Pinko, Zara etc.

Tomar is a Tuscan oriented city, located in the Centre of Portugal. The buildings in the city have beautiful warm colours. In the cosy city centre are beautiful medieval walls filled with azulejos. In the Centre you can also very well spent if you like to shop. In Tomar is also the well-known beautiful Convento do Cristo with the most famous window of Portugal.

Here you will find the monasteries

At about 45 min drive from the medieval town of Óbidos, this is one of the most picturesque and best preserved towns of Portugal and certainly worth a visit.

Coimbra was also Portugal’s capital city until the political centre of the country moved south to Lisbon; the city’s university is one of the longest established in Europe and the magnificent buildings are open to the public even during term-time – the views are sensational and a true sense of history surrounds you. You may need your comfy shoes to explore this fine city on the banks of the Mondego River – it’s not all history, there are boutiques, bars, cafés and restaurants to suit all tastes. Modern shopping centres (malls) and hypermarkets are to be found on the northern side of the river. During the summer months there are open air concerts with international artistes performing; theatres and cinemas are, of course, open all year round.

The beautiful versatile Lisbon, (Airport) is about 140 km from our Casa. You can get a nice day trip to this great city and the hustle and bustle, then in the evening quiet return to Casa das Flores.

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