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Airports nearest to Esposende are sorted by the distance to the airport from the city centre.
   Braga Airport (distanced approximately 29 km)
   Oporto Airport (distanced approximately 33 km)
   Puerto De Santa Maria Airport (distanced approximately 53 km)
   Espinho Airport (distanced approximately 64 km)
   Ourilandia Airport (distanced approximately 65 km)

Key places to visit
Castro St. Lawrence, Torch of Bonanza, Forte de Sao Joao Baptista de Esposende, Bridge Fao, Espoo City Museum, Apulia Praia, Ofir Beach


Places to Visit

Castro St. Lawrence

The Castro of San Lorenzo is located in the lot of the same name, in the parish of Vila Cha, municipality of Espoo, the district of Braga, in Portugal. It is situated at a height of 200 meters above sea level, one of the spurs of granite fossil cliff that stretches from Mount Faro ( Faro Palm ) to Sao Palo in Antas (Espoo). It is classified as a Public Interest Decree 1/86, published in DR No. 2, January 3 of 1986. In this fort there are areas that were occupied at different times and in different ways. For this reason archaeologists divided it into sectors, solely for the sake of better understanding their differences.

Torch of Bonanza

The Torch of Lady of Bonanza is on top of a large dune sand along the beach of Bonanza - Fao ( Espoo ) and served it initially to help coastal navigation, guiding ships to avoid the dangerous coast of Fao, due to the formation of stony "Fao Horses", as well as contributing to the surveillance of the coast during the War of Restoration and Liberals Struggle. According to some authors have been D. John III, who ordered its construction suffered while later some changes. He belonged to the line of command of the Left beams Beira-Mar in the province of Minho. Along with this torch, existed along the coastal strip of Esposende others, especially in Puglia, S.

Forte de Sao Joao Baptista de Esposende

The Fort St. John Baptist Esposende also referred to as Castle of St. John the Baptist and Fort Espoo, located in the parish of Marine, city and county of Espoo, in the district of Braga, in Portugal. Strong Navy, originally had the function to guard the mouth of the river Cavado. It was built between 1699 and 1704, under the reign of Peter II of Portugal (1667-1706), after having suffered some cuts in its structure.It is classified as a Public Interest since 1982.

Bridge Fao

The Bridge of Fao is located on the river Cavado, in the parish of Fao, municipality of Espoo, the district of Braga, in Portugal. It was inaugurated on August 7 of 1892, when he received the official name of Ponte Louis Philippe in honor of the then crown prince.Your project is due to Abel Maria Mota, having passed the work under the guidance of a French engineer named Reynaud. Since at that time lived in Barcelos engineer Gustave Eiffel, it is usual to give him influence in this construction.It is the only monument in the county that illustrates the architecture of the iron in Portugal.

Espoo City Museum

The Municipal Museum is located in Espoo City Portuguese in Espoo, located in the district of Braga, North and sub-region Cavado. Its director is Ivone Maria Moreira Baptista de Magalhaes. The building was designed in 1908 by the architect Miguel Ventura Terra to house the Theatre Club of Espoo, which opened in 1911. On August 19th of 1993 opened as a museum, then works to adapt to the new role, the responsibility of the architect Bernardo Sting

Apulia Praia

Apulia is a beach situated in the parish homonymous municipality of Espoo, the District of Braga. It is a beach awarded the Blue Flag.

Ofir Beach

Ophir is a beach situated in the parish of Fao, municipality of Espoo, the District of Braga. The name Ophir appears in the Old Testament several times, including to designate a distant land of Israel where he retired gold. The gold of Ophir is often referred to as a part of the gold, which might be due to the joint expedition of King Solomon and King Hiram (Tyre, Phoenicia) who left the Red Sea and brought 14 or 15 tons of gold from Ophir (1 Kings 9:26-28, 2 Chronicles 8:17-18). So maybe the Portuguese beach relates to a new Ophir discovered by the Phoenicians. A popular local legend, the "legend of the Fao horses," even claims that "the biblical Ophir" was now in place of Ophir.

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