Praça da República
A Renaissance fountain built in 1554. The fountain is topped with Manueline motifs of an armillary sphere and the cross of the Order of...
Museu do Traje
This attractive museum houses the traditional wear used for farming, fishing and seaweed harvesting in centuries past. You’ll see...
Igreja de Misericórdia
Rebuilt in 1714, this church is adorned with some fine azulejos (hand-painted tiles).
This is where the action happens on weekend nights, at this cosy bar on the old town's main square. Tables spill out and crowds hang out...
This popular pizzeria buzzes for lunch, when there's a special weekday menu for €5.50 and a range of cheesy thick-crust pizzas churned...
Praça da República information
This fine hub of seven narrow laneways is at the heart of the old town’s zone of mansions and monuments. An especially elegant example is the Chafariz , a Renaissance fountain built in 1554. The fountain is topped with Manueline motifs of an armillary sphere and the cross of the Order of Christ. The fortresslike Antigos Paços do Concelho is the old town hall – a 16th-century creation that sometimes hosts contemporary art exhibitions.