Attractions

Within easy reach of São Martinho, there are lots of places to visit, including:

Nazaré

A small fishing town and resort. Tourists share the long beach with fishermen drying their catch. Fisherwomen still wear traditional black skirts with coloured socks.

From the beach, take the funicular railway to Sítio for panoramic views of the town and beach.

Nazaré photo
Photo by TurismoenPortugal

Nazaré Municipal Web Site

Distance 16.2 km, about 20 mins

This walled city has narrow cobbled streets, whitewashed buildings and flower decorated balconies.

There are dozens of restaurants, cafés and bars. The city walls provide panoramic views of the surrounding countryside

Óbidos photo
Photo by passions prod

Óbidos Municipal Web Site

Distance 23.7 km, about 20 mins

Foz do Arelho

Has two very different beaches. On one side, sheltered waters safe for children and ideal for windsurfing. The other, open to the Atlantic, but without significant undercurrents is excellent for surfing.

There are plenty of beach-side cafés, restaurants and bars.

Foz do Arelho photo
Photo by iT@c

Distance 13.7 km, about 20 mins

The 13th century Cistercian monastery dominates the town. Classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, it is the largest monastery in Portugal. There are plenty of restaurants in the square opposite.

The free Museu do Vinho (Wine Museum) gives guided tours and sells local wines.

Alcobaça photo
Photo by TurismoenPortugal

Alcobaça Municipal Web Site

Distance 23.4 km, about 23 mins

Lisbon

The centre is full of small shops and cafés. Stylish areas to visit include the Baixa (Downtown), Chiado and Bairro Alto (High Quarter). Bairro Alto is picturesque with traditional shops, restaurants, bars and fashion shops.

The Castle of São Jorge has magnificent views over Lisbon.

lisboa photo
Photo by vintagedept

Visit Lisboa

Distance 111 km, about 1 hour 20 mins

Caldas da Rainha

This spa town has a daily market selling fresh local produce. There are plenty of shops to enjoy.

Caldas de Rainha is famous for its ceramics.

Caldas de Rainha photo
Photo by pedrosimoes7

Portugal Travel: Caldas da Rainha

Distance 18.9 km, about 20 mins

Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros

A natural park of rugged limestones hills, crags and upland farmland separated by old stone walls.

It has a collection of sauropod dinosaur tracks from the mid Jurassic period (175 million years-ago), with some footprints nearly a metre long. There are underground caves at Mira de Aire.

Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros photo
Photo by amaianos

Grutas De Mira de Aire

Distance 54.7 km, about 1 hour

Fátima

Site of apparitions of the Virgin Mary to three children in 1917. Annual pilgrimages on May 12-13 and October 12-13 attract crowds of up to 100,000 people.

There is a daily torch-lit procession at dusk.

Fátima photo
Photo by jbarreiros

Fátima Official Web Site

Distance 74.8 km, about 55 mins

Tomar

Historic medieval town with narrow cobbled streets of terraced cottages, churches, the UNESCO classified Convent of Christ, an aqueduct and a town hall. 12th century headquarters of the Knights Templar.

tomar photo
Photo by joaoa

goLisbon – Tomar

Distance 123 km, about 1 hour 20 mins