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Vila do Conde, the very name conjures up the image of a picture perfect sea facing town which came in to prominence in the Age of Discovery that is in the 15th and 16th centuries.
A bustling fishing port which also has a formidable tourism infrastructure for its size. The religious minded and the lover of antiquities can revel in the exquisite and imposing Santa Clara and its surrounding relics. The sea side is a wonderful draw for couples and families. The leisurely pace of living in Santa Clara rubs off on its visitors making them relax and chill out.

Location of Vila do Conde
Vila do Conde is located in the Oporto metroplitan area, about 27 kms from the city of Porto at the co-ordinates 41021'N, 8045' W.

Sightseeing in Vila do Conde
Although Vila do Conde is small it offers a lot to see for a city of its size, Forno and Guia have pristine beaches very popular with tourists, the 16th century parish church with an imposing Gothic doorway, Póvoa de Varzim provides a thriving nightlife, Church of São Pedro de Rates built in the 13th century displaying a beautiful rose window, the wonderful lace making academy and museum. Towering above all these in presence and beauty as well as tourist interest is the convent of Santa Clara, which contains the tombs of the founder Dom Afonso Sanches and his wife.

Accommodations at Vila do Conde
Vila do Conde offers excellent accommodation for both budget travelers and for luxury lovers alike. Whether it is the star hotels and resorts or bed and breakfast accommodations all are available for the travelers.

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