Top 10 Things to do in Colares, Portugal

March 3, 2018 Major Galusha

Discover the best top things to do in Colares, Portugal including Cabo da Roca, Capuchos Convent, Praia das Macas, Adega Regional de Colares, Surf At Surf School, Coolares Market, Flores do Cabo, Santuario da Peninha, Adraga Surf School, Francoise Baudry Antique Shop.
Restaurants in Colares

1. Cabo da Roca

Estrada Cabo da Roca, Colares 2705-001, Portugal +351 21 928 0081
Excellent
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Cabo da Roca

Reviewed By VWriter - Los Gatos, California

The cliffs of Cabo da Roca emphasize itheir dramatic placement as the western most point of continental Europe. The cliffs jut out like points and below them are the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. I could imagine 15th and 16th century ships sailing by the Cabo on sea routes never before taken and discovering that there were lands beyond the horizon. Visiting here will be satisfying for the natural beauty around you, but even more so If you are interested in history.

2. Capuchos Convent

Rua de Sao Pedro | Parques de Sintra, Colares 2705-157, Portugal +351 21 923 7300
Excellent
62%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 449 reviews

Capuchos Convent

The "Capuchos Convent" or "Cork Convent" was established in 1560 by Dom Alvaro de Castro, Counsellor of State to King Sebastiao, with the name Convento de Santa Cruz da Serra de Sintra. It is noteworthy for the extreme poverty of its construction, which represents the ideal of the Order of St. Francis of Assisi, and for the extensive use of cork in the protection and decoration of its small spaces.

Reviewed By 343christinerobbo - Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom

We were visiting a number of Castles and palaces in the area and purchasing tickets to all of them here earned us a discount. It also meant that when we arrived at the other venues over the next few days we were able to go straight in and avoid any queues. There is much to see here and it is worth having one of the handsets to act as a guide

3. Praia das Macas

Colares, Portugal
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 107 reviews

Praia das Macas

Reviewed By Tudor M

It's a pretty big beach. The waves are strong and I saw some surfers in the water even in february. The small river that gets into the ocean makes these beach very nice.

4. Adega Regional de Colares

Alameda Coronel Linhares de Lima 24 a, Colares 2705-351, Portugal +351 21 929 1210
Excellent
60%
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 25 reviews

Adega Regional de Colares

Reviewed By Derek C - Guelph, Canada

The grapes from this Adega are classic varieties grown and harvested in the traditional methods to provide a unique wine, available no where else in the world. Since it is a relatively small operation, the tour was given by Fransciso who is the vintner, an expert and charming (speaks English well). A visit particularly for the knowledgable, but would suit anyone with an interest. Drive through the iron gates and park behind main building.

5. Surf At Surf School

Rua Pedro Alvares Cabral | Praia das Macas, Colares 2705-300, Portugal
Excellent
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5 based on 16 reviews

Surf At Surf School

Reviewed By Marjolein V - Amsterdam, The Netherlands

We didn´t plan to go Surfing on our holiday. The Sun wasn´t shining, so we look for another activity to do. In the and the best part of my holiday was the Surfing and now I’m home I wand to surf again. Great teachers and...MoreThank you so much for your help. keep Surfing ;) Pedro

6. Coolares Market

Caza e Quinta de Cima do Pe da Serra, Colares, Portugal
Excellent
55%
Good
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Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 20 reviews

Coolares Market

Reviewed By traveller_pt - Lisbon

A beautiful old house that holds an exquisite market. You can find design, vintage and gourmet products. A wonderful place to stop, eat and shop. The view is beautiful and you can seat outside when having a coffee.

7. Flores do Cabo

Estrada dos Capuchos 839 | Pé da Serra, Colares 2705-255, Portugal +351 914 450 858
Excellent
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4.5 based on 10 reviews

Flores do Cabo

Flores do Cabo is a concept store and art gallery actively promoting a more natural and organic lifestyle. Driven by the nature and natural life forms we select objects that goes along with our passion. Organic Gastronomy,Fine Arts,Eco Design, Ethnic Fabrics, and much more. Come taste our Kitchen Lab organic delicacies to get the real feeling, relax and enjoy the place.

Reviewed By aastaluccajames - Colares

travelers are alwas pleasantly suprised to stumble upon this amazing shop in the tiny, picturesque hamlet of Pe da Serra. The owners have created a haven of magical beauty and offer delicious treats to stimualate bosy and soul....
Monthly art opening of mostly portuguese artists and Concerts of reknown and local musicans add to the specialness of this wonderful place....worth visitng ...

8. Santuario da Peninha

EN 247, Peninha, Serra de Sintra, 2710 Sintra, Colares 2710-000, Portugal +351 21 312 4800
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 16 reviews

Santuario da Peninha

Reviewed By carlos3005emlisboa - Central Portugal, Portugal

The Santuario da Peninha is one of the highlights of the Serra da Sintra National Park but this remote and isolated chapel and palace is virtually unknown by foreign tourists. Peninha stands atop a craggy rocky outcrop and this dramatic, wind blasted location provides spectacular views over the entire Sintra coastline.Sanctuary of Peninha; which contains a beautiful baroque interior and Azulejo tiles that depict the life of the Virgin Mary. Sadly, the interior of the chapel is closed to the public, but the terraces can be explored.There is no entrance fee to visit Peninha and typical visit last between 15mintes to 1 hour. The main attraction are the stunning views as the building are closed off to the public. There is no public transport to Peninha and it is only possible to reach this isolated location via car (or electric bike/car). It is too far to walk from central Sintra and the hike takes around 4 hours. The exposed rock out crop of Peninha can experience extremes of weather, it is almost constantly battered by strong winds and the close proximity to the ocean can have the summit shrouded in fog.There has been a small hermitage on the side of the Peninha hills since the foundation of Christianism in Portugal. The location became venerated during the rule of King João III (1521 - 1557) as the Virgin Mary appeared to a young shepherdess who had lost all of her sheep. The Peninha Chapel was constructed a century later after the apparition and was finished in 1710.The chapel became a popular pilgrimage site for the families of sailors who would spend time at the chapel praying for the safe return of their sailor husbands. The location was popular also as from the summit of Peninha it is possible to view out for 50km and was one of the first locations to spot returning ships.The Santuário da Peninha is close to the town of Malveira da Serra part way between Sintra and Cascais. From Sintra head south along the N9 towards Cascais, at approximately 6km from Sintra turn right onto the N9-1 which is signed to Malveira da Serra. Head along this road for approximately 7km, just before the village (after the switchbacks), turn right on to Caminho dos Fetos a narrow but paved road. The journey is a further 2.5km along this road; after 400m take a right at crossroads, then after 1.3km turn right at the T-junction after this continue straight on and uphill to the Peninha Chapel.

9. Adraga Surf School

Praia da Adraga, Colares, Portugal
Excellent
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5 based on 5 reviews

Adraga Surf School

Reviewed By Franzi K - Leipzig, Germany

I really fell in love with the people, the village and the Beaches overthere! You have enough space and calm, but Lisbon and Cascais is not far, so you are free what to do! I really got friends with the family and they welcomes me warmely! If you are looking for a good surf spot, for calm and beautiful landscape you should go there!

10. Francoise Baudry Antique Shop

Lugar Do Pe Da Serra-Estrada Nacional 247, Colares 2705-080, Portugal +351 21 928 3310
Excellent
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5 based on 4 reviews

Francoise Baudry Antique Shop

Reviewed By zevazguedes - Milan, Italy

The best eye in Portugal by far. Francoise sees beauty where others see banality and excel at transforming it in exceptional delight to the eye in her enchanted cove!

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