Discover the best top things to do in Santa Cruz, Portugal including Santa Cruz Beach (Torres Vedras), Praia da Formosa, Battle of Vimeiro Interpretation Centre, AdegaMae, Museu da Lourinha, Praia da Areia Branca, Good Surf Good Love, Forte de Sao Vicente, Chafariz dos Canos, Museu Municipal Leonel Trindade.
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4.5 based on 38 reviews
Been there this year and it's a beautiful place to relax and take some days off. Have nice people and the village is cosy and inviting.
4.5 based on 4 reviews
4.5 based on 26 reviews
Inaugurated on 21 August 2008 during the commemorations for the Bicentenary of the Battle of Vimeiro, the Battle of Vimeiro Interpretation Centre can be found on the Hill above Vimeiro, next to the Monument celebrating the 1st Centenary of the battle. Multifunctional in nature, the Centre brings together museum Exhibitions, archaeological artefacts, period documents and virtual information with emphasis on interactivity. Strategically positioned, the Interpretation Centre provides visitors with na almost complete view of the battlefield.
We were on a mystery tour drive & spotted a little brown sign to a monument. What we found was a superb visitor centre and museum with a very clever tablet based guide, and very friendly staff. We learnt about the Battle of Vimeiro and the life of a soldier in Napoleonic times. Please visit this place, there need to be more like this which really take the time and effort to bring history to life. Highly recommended.
4.5 based on 64 reviews
It is the soul of AdegaMae, the primary reason for its existence. The love of wine paves the way for a variety of activities, such as: // Guided Tours with or without tasting // Program "Flavours and Wines" Brunch // AdegaMãe Dinner or Lunch // Event Management * Any program subject to prior arrangement
I visited this winery with my boyfriend and my family (Mam, Nan, uncle, Dad and brother). We were warmly welcomed. Diogo was so enthusiastic and very passionate. I leaned a lot and everyone really enjoyed the evening. I was almost converted from a red wine drinker to a white wine drinker
4 based on 119 reviews
Thiis museum is small but full of interesting items mainly sourced from the local area. The museum is funded mainly by visitors and supporters with its main attraction, dinosaur eggs, being found by the mother and sister of their chief paleontologist Prof. Octavio Mateus, whose father was previously the curator there. The staff there are all passionate about their work and guided tour is well worth it.
4.5 based on 104 reviews
Wide and long, with waves that draw surfers from many countries in Europe, this beach is beautiful. On warm and sunny days, and during low tides, walk along the beach that could take you all the way to Paimogo (with a small ruin up on the hill). I enjoyed feeling the sand under my feet and watching people catch octopus from rocks while my friends and I went on a hike to Paimogo (around 2.5 kms.). If you are into hiking, there is also a trail head that starts at the bridge over the river. The trail goes all the way to Lourinha (around 4 kms. one way).
For the beach lvoers, during the summer and fall, this beach gets busy but there is still enough space to find your own little plot of sand to lie down and sunbathe.
During rainy season (winter), the waves bring in all sorts of garbage (dried wood) into the beach but the municipal employees clean them, not right away but on a regular basis.
If you get hungry or thirsty, there are cafes close to the beach.
And why not end the day by having a glass of porto and enjoying the beautiful sunsets.
5 based on 6 reviews
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Good surf lessons, very helpfull!! We had 2 classes in Santa Cruz and 1 in Baleal, all from GSGL. We hadden every time the same teacher, so he knew us already, and knew what we had to work on.
4 based on 25 reviews
We re-visited the Forte de Sao Vincente after the new Lines of Torres Vedras visitor centre opened there. We had a very friendly reception and were given a highly informative tour auf the little exhibition. They also have a movie to watch in Portuguese or English. A visit to Torres Vedras wouldn't be complete without coming to Forte de Sao Vicente.
4.5 based on 16 reviews
Not much to see, Would be nice if it had something with the history written,has nice history , as told by a local, but I wouldn't drink the water.
4.5 based on 16 reviews
The museum looks nothing from the outside but when you go inside they have a great collection of interesting artefacts particularly ceramics and a very informative exhibition relating to the peninsular wars and the role of the Linhas de Torres Vedras. If you are in the area and interested in history and archaeology this is well worth a visit and try and get a guided tour and is makes it much more enlightening.
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