10 Things to Do in Ovar That You Shouldn't Miss

Ovar (Portuguese pronunciation: [ɔˈvaɾ] ( listen) or [oˈvaɾ]) is a city and a municipality in Aveiro District, Baixo Vouga Subregion in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 55,398, in an area of 147.70 km². It had 42,582 eligible voters (2006). The municipality includes two cities: Ovar (16,849 inhabitants in 2001) and Esmoriz (11,020 inhabitants in 2001).

1. Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Valega

R. da Igreja Matriz 115 | Valega, Ovar 3880-506, Portugal Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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5 based on 121 reviews

Igreja Matriz de Santa Maria de Valega

Válega church is a true masterpiece of tile painting art and surely one of the remarkable churches in Portugal! On sunset the church facade, facing west, is particularly beautiful, bathed by sunlight. A true golden temple that sparkles with its amazing tiles of many colours. The patronage of the church belonged to private owners until 1150. Válega is located 6,5 km away from the city of Ovar and it sure deserves a visit!

Reviewed By dawnGalicia - galiciagalicia

Gorgeous

Well worth making the trip to Valenga just south of Ovar to see this amazing church. It is covered with beautiful painted tiles both inside and out. The village is sleepy. You can get a cheap lunch across the square. If you are going down to Aveiro I reco

2. Igreja Paroquial de Ovar

Rua Gomes Freire 3880, Ovar 3880-229, Portugal Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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Igreja Paroquial de Ovar

Reviewed By JamieAnne2 - Lisbon, PortugalLisbon, Portugal

City on the River and by the sea

A lovely church full of ornately carved, painted and gilded works. Airy and welcoming. An altar showing images of Mary and Jesus in a variety of settings and moments.

3. Casa Museu Julio Dinis

Rua Julio Dinis 81, Ovar 3880-283, Portugal Museums, History Museums
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Casa Museu Julio Dinis

Reviewed By mariadobrasil2016 - Vitoria, ESVitoria, ES

Entrar no mundo do Julio Dinis !

Mais uma bela forma de conhecer um pouco mais do rico patrimônio cultural português , visitando a pequena mais rica casa onde viveu o escritor Julio Dinis .

4. Mercado de Ovar

Rua Gomes Freire 24, Ovar 3880-229, Portugal Shopping, Food & Drink, Flea & Street Markets, Farmers Markets More
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Reviewed By Annie G - Ovar, PortugalOvar, Portugal

Typique

Je suis fidèle à ce joli marché, le jeudi matin et le samedi matin tout au long de l'année. Le samedi il est beaucoup plus important.On y trouve le poisson, les charcuteries portugaises, les légumes et les fruits de saison des jardins des environs. On peu

5. Praia do Furadouro

Furadouro, Ovar, Portugal Outdoor Activities, Other Outdoor Activities
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Praia do Furadouro

Reviewed By KathleenR_28 - Port Dover, CanadaPort Dover, Canada

Beautiful beach

We were lucky to have obtained accommodation right across the beach. What a beautiful place Furadouro is ... expansive clean beach where one can spend the day just chillaxing. One can either pack a picnic or just walk a few steps to the restaurants, cafes

6. Praia de Maceda

Rua da Praia Sul, Ovar, Portugal Outdoor Activities, Other Outdoor Activities
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Praia de Maceda

Reviewed By edjoeo

Very nice beach

We just took the exit Ovar of the A1 highway to Lisbao and we ended up at this very nice beach. It is behind a big NATO base . Relaxt atmosphere, small beach cabin where one sit and order a delicious sandwich with a drink.

7. Bowlikart

Avenida 16 de Maio | Lote 8, Ovar 3880-102, Portugal Fun & Games, Bowling Alleys, Game & Entertainment Centers
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Bowlikart

Vem divertir-te à Bowlikart, um espaço dedicado ao lazer.Por isso, e só para si, temos: - uma pista de Karting indoor com karts de 200cc e 270cc. - 12 pistas de bowling - 1 FootBowl para testares as tuas habilidades na marcação de penaltys - um bar com secção para fumadores - máquinas de setas, bilhares e muito mais!

Reviewed By R710XBjm

Divertido

Local com diversões variadas. Bowling, karts, bilhar. Ambiente calmo para divertir com amigos, família e crianças. À noite, com a iluminação das pistas, o ambiente é ainda mais acolhedor.

8. Portuguese Table

Enter a destinationOvar, Portugal
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Portuguese Table

Portuguese Table is a community of "home cooking chefs" who serve traditional meals ate their own houses. An unique opportunity to discover Portuguese flavors with genuine recipes and the best local products, while sharing stories and discovering culture with locals. Enjoy a traditional Portuguese dinner, cooked and served by a local host

Reviewed By chuc198 - Johor Bahru, MalaysiaJohor Bahru, Malaysia

A Wonderful dinner at Teresa and Hugo’s

We had a brand new way to explore this beautiful city with local food We enjoyed the main course of Mother Armanda specialty( Portuguese cabbage, carrot, onion, turnip, potato, egg, cooked cod, with olive oil boiled in olive oil and garlic and topped with homemade bechamel sauce)

9. Progresso 1949

Largo da Familia Soares Pinto 6, Ovar 3880-128, Portugal Nightlife, Bars & Clubs, Coffeehouses
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Progresso 1949

Reviewed By VanessaB5900

Recomendo a 200%

Espaço fantástico e versátil, agradável para uma noite mais calma no espaço de cafeteria,assim como para uma noite mais animada, pista para dançar e esplanada para descontrair. O atendimento de excelência, marca pela diferença. Recomendo.

10. RedAnimal Surf Shop & School

Rua Goncalo Velho 282 | Surf School -Av. Tomás Ribeiro, Ovar 3880-385, Portugal Shopping, Gift & Specialty Shops
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RedAnimal Surf Shop & School

Surf shop at Furadouro Beach since 2001. we have all you need! you can visit our shop and buy some surfwear or surf equipment. Rentals . surf shop . surfcamp. SUP tours . Yoga and SUP Yoga

Reviewed By JorgeFilipeRibeiro - Santa Maria da Feira, PortugalSanta Maria da Feira, Portugal

Great Staff and nice stock

This SurfShop is also a SurfSchool. As shop costumer and sufschool apprentice I have a great opinion. The sho stock is nice with many sufsuits and fast shippin/order service. Locations of school and shop are nice because as many car parking areas near. Af

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