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Peniche, the Capital of the Wave

May 22, 2008
The council of Peniche is known by its beautiful coast, which provides moments of beauty with the practice of the surf and body-board. Many national and international names of those modalities come to Peniche every year.

For that reason, Peniche is known internationally by the exceptional conditions for the practice of nautical sports. The presence of the sea makes Peniche being called as the capital of the wave.

Peniche was a place of some important national and international historical events, with a long and rich history, having been successively occupied buy people who lived from the fishing and agriculture.

The craftmanship is present in day by day of the council.
About the historical patrimony, Peniche has the Fortress of Peniche, Fortress of Sao Joao Baptista, Fortress of Consolacao, Touril, Fountain of Rosario and Grotto of Furninha.

The religious patrimony is constituted by Sao Pedros Church, the most imposing church of the council, church of the Mercy, Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, church of Sao Leonardo and the church of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao.

One of the wonders of the council is the Berlenga island, a paradise for the dive appreciators. Their limpid waters enchant the visitors. The place has a high botanical interest, being point of passage for numerous migratory species. The Berlenga island is about seven miles from the Port of Peniche and certainly a site that you have to visit during your visit.

The night is also one of the high points of the council, with the presence of bars and discos. The camping park is equally a place very interesting for the tourists and just at the entrance of Peniche.

For many years, the main economic activity of the council was the fishing, being the Port of Peniche one of the main portuguese fishing ports.

The Freguesias of Peniche are Ajuda, Atouguia da Baleia, Ferrel, Sao Pedro, Serra Del Rei e Conceicao.

Beauties of the sea, the gastronomy of Peniche.
The fish and the shellfish are the main plates in Peniche. People can appreciate the Caldeirada of Peniche, Sequinho of Fish, Lobster of Peniche and the roasted Sardine, as well as other fish plates coming directly from the Peniche fisher port.

In the several existent restaurants of the city, you can prove all the gastronomic specialties of the region.

The candies are also importants, like the Pastries of Peniche, the Friends of Peniche and the almond cookies called esses.

I hope to meet you soon in Peniche and I am sure you will enjoy your stay in Peniche!
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Antonio is the webmaster of http://www.silver-coast-properties.net, a site that offers a wide range of useful and helpful information about Peniche. Visit his site for more informations.
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