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Highlights in Peniche
- Hotspot for surfers
- Bathing on a shallow sandy beach
- Museum in the 17th century fortress
- Artistic tables in the baroque church Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda
- Lighthouse at Cabo Carvoeiro
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Apartments in Peniche
Peniche is surrounded by the sea and offers you a wonderful view from almost every holiday apartment. You also need only a few steps from the vacation rental with garden and pool to the shallow, fine sandy beach. An apartment in the centre of the city allows you to reach the fortress and the baroque church in just a few minutes on foot. By the way, many landlords offer a bicycle rental service and a shuttle service.
Holiday in Peniche
Location and orientation
Peniche is a city in Portugal that is located in the Centro region and the Oeste sub-region. The city is a popular seaside resort due to its shallow beaches and a perfect surfing spot due to the high waves of the Atlantic Ocean. The Berlengas archipelago invites you to take a boat trip.
The best known handicraft tradition in Peniche is lace-making, which is still practiced in the school right next to the tourist office.
Top travel tips
The fortress of the city was built in the second half of the 16th century. An extension in 1645 was made according to the plans of Nicolau de Langres, a French military engineer who had already served Louis XIII before. Inside the fortress there is a museum dedicated to the time of the Salazar dictatorship and the importance of the castle complex at that time.2. admire artistic decorations in the baroque church
The baroque church Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Ajuda is the oldest church of Peniche. The church was built at the beginning of the 17th century. In the nave you will find unique panels from Azulejos, which have been processed in high artistic quality and are extremely worth seeing.3. explore dreamlike landscapes
The entire urban area of Peniche extends over a peninsula surrounded by high cliffs. In the northern area, however, the sea drops flat, which is why you will find a wonderful, long sandy beach here. In the west, at Cabo Carvoeiro, there is a lighthouse. To reach the Gruta da Furninha cave, it is best to take the stairs that start at the coastal road.