Have you thought about doing a Transfer from Lisbon to Oporto with stops?
Instead of making only simple transfer, making a few stops on the way visiting some of the most symbolic cities in Portugal, take advantage of this opportunity, undoubtedly the best way to optimize your time.
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Our transfer from Lisbon to Oporto with stops is perfect for those who want to know some cities on the way to Oporto, we leave here some curiosities of these same places:
Obidos, there lovely white houses with beautiful bougainvilleas and honeysuckle was conquered from the Moors by D. Afonso Henriques in 1148, centuries later, the Portuguese king D. Dinis gave it to his wife, Queen Isabel as a wedding gift.
Thereafter the town and the surrounding area was always property of the Portuguese queens and way for them make same income.
Surrounded by a ring of medieval walls and crowned by the Moorish castle Obidos is one of the finest examples of English medieval fortress.
In Fatima we will find the largest Marian Shrine in Europe, a true demonstration of peace, the visit to its two Basilicas are essential, the Basilica of Our Lady of the White Rosary, built in the 20th century in a conservative way and where today are buried the bodies of the three shepherds, Francisco and Jacinta who died still children and also Lucia de Jesus, who died in 2005.
The Holy Trinity basilica with a contemporary architecture, but quite interesting and even the oldest “Chapel” of all, a small chapel where originally there was a tree where our Lady appeared to the three children.
The University was founded in 1290 by King D. Dinis in Lisbon, then in 1437 moved to Coimbra, by order of D. João III in 1437, during centuries it was the only university in the Portuguese empire.
So it is not surprising that many famous people studied by the city, from writers to famous scientists like: Eça de Queirós, José Bonifácio, Luís de Camões and even the character Brás Cubas, of Machado de Assis
Aveiro is often dubbed Portuguese Venice because it is a city with canals, similar to the Italian Venice. the difference is that while in Venice the gondolas transport tourists, in Aveiro are the Moliceiros or Mercantel boats to do so.
The canals of the “ria” are about 3 km and are all natural channels, except for the Largo da Fábrica de Cerâmica that has been refurbished for the safety of tourist transport boats.
We’ll meet you ate your accommodation on the schedule time, then we will present some suggestions of what your transfer from Lisbon to Oporto with stops will be, if you have any suggestions (like restaurants or places to visit) or even questions you can do it directly with your guide.
Know you can chose which of those places fits more our curiosities:
In Obidos (UNESCO’s world heritage site), we will take you back in time, as we walk you through the beautiful and narrow streets full of traditional shops, along the white painted old houses, walk through its walls imagining how the medieval period would have been there.
Obidos was used has a wedding gift from D. Dinis to his wife D. Isabel, the village became part of the Casa das Rainhas, only extinct in 1834, and most of the Portuguese Queen passed through it, leaving great benefits. D. Catarina orders to be build the aqueduct and fountains.
In the Sanctuary of Fatima, we will them find three places of interest where you can attend a mass ( optional ), the Chapel of the Apparitions, the first Chapel to be built immediately following the apparitions occupying a prominent place, not by size or grandeur, but yes by the location, practically in the center of the Sanctuary.
The Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, built in 1928 in Neo Baroque style, it houses today the tombs of the children, but also the tomb of Sister Lucia who passed away in 2005, and the Basilica of Santissima Trindade, built in 2007 with more than 8000 seats and 40,000 m² of area was designed by the Greek architect Alexandros Tombazis, a modern and quite imposing church.
Time to get to Coimbra, where we will start our visit by the Coimbra´s University ( oldest in Europe ) with it´s highlight the Joanine library, built in the XVIII century on the former prison of the University, simply one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, Its decoration was only finished, close to the XVIII century, the renovation it, on the ceiling the frescoes were executed by Mestre António Ribeiro and Vicente Nunes, and the portrait of Dom Joao V was done by the Italian Domenico Dupra.
After visit the library we will continue visiting Coimbra´s University and visit other interesting places like; Saint Michel Chapel, “sala dos Capelos”, the “cabra” tower between others.
Coimbra´s downtown situated, between the Mondego river and the University, a lovely sidewalk street where you can relax and get lost in this charming city narrow streets and beautiful alleys, and squares, you will find countless cafes, pastry shops and restaurants.
Rich in culture and with an unforgettable gastronomy, this area has been the commercial center of the city for hundreds if not thousands of years, maintaining its genuine atmosphere and unique personality.
From Coimbra to Aveiro we will pass at Mealhada (optional) where you can taste one of the Portuguese most famous dishes, “Leitao da Bairrada” (suckling piglet), this pig is roasted in a wood oven for over two hours, leaving the skin completely stalled.
In the center of Aveiro we suggest a trip on a Moliceiro boat to get to know the 3 kilometers of canals that made the support of the city itself, be it moliça (a seaweed used in agriculture and for pharmaceutical purposes), as well as Salt.
Other curiosity will be to know the market of Aveiro a construction in wrought iron and glass very to the type of Gustavo Eiffel and to the innumerable buildings Art New all cataloged what they reveal the importance and even the wealth of this city.
In Costa Nova we will find the original haystacks were constructed with local materials, rising on stakes set in the dry sand of Costa Nova, with the exterior plank arranged horizontally and painted bright red, saluting the sea with color and energy, helping fishermen to find their haystacks on very foggy days.
The interior space was ample, without any division, fulfilling its function of being nothing more than a warehouse. Over the years, some fishermen began to transform the haystacks by adapting them to accommodation spaces that began to accommodate families during the summer season.
Our Transfer from Lisbon to Oporto with stops will end at your accommodation in Oporto