If you’re visiting the Silver Coast this summer don’t miss out on the town of Caldas da Rainha. If you’re thinking of locating it’s also a great place to live, with plenty of art galleries, museums, great sports facilities including a world class tennis centre and hey, even a boating lake in the park.
This is an old spa town with a tradition of ceramics. There are museums dedicated to ceramics, cycling, a hospital museum and of course art and sculpture plus a large cultural centre hosting regular events. If museums aren’t your thing, there are a couple of large, indoor shopping centres too.
Wander around the old part, stroll through the centre with a range of individual shops or visit the daily fruit and vegetable market. Then when you’re done have a galao (coffee in a glass) at the cafe in the park or in one of the many side streets off the main square.