Figueira da Foz

 Figueira da Foz

In the middle of the country, in Coimbra district, surrounded by good accessibilities that turn the quick acess easier to every other área of the district, we find Figueira da Foz, a city that concentrates in the same área the river, the sea and the mountain. Located on the river Mondego openings to the Atlantic Ocean, it’s the second largest city of the county. The distance from Lisbon is about 180 Km., from Porto 120 km. and from Coimbra 40 Km. Figueira da Foz is located on the atlantic costline, near the mouth of Mondego river and is one of the most important tourism centers of Portugal, with one of the biggest Casinos of the country and unique in the Central Zone, bull-fighting ring, a big sand pit where, several times, take place sports or leisure events and a lively nightlife. The commune land is crossed by Mondego River and of its hydrographic network make part five banks and five lagoons (Salgueiros, Vela, Braças, Corvos and Leirosa).

 

 How to arrive to Figueira da Foz


Coming from the NORTH, the path is always by highway until Figueira da Foz. By A1, leave after the service station of Mealhada, on the exit that hás the indication Figueira da Foz (exit 13), go in A14/IP3 following this way and, after the toll payment, follow the highway that ends in Figueira da Foz.
(Estimated trip time PORTO/FIGUEIRA: 1h30m)


Coming from the SOUTH by A1, leave in the indication Pombal / Figueira da Foz (exit 10). After the toll payment, turn on the first exit to IC8, direction Figueira da Foz / Louriçal. Folow this way until it ends, following, after that N109 until Figueira da Foz (about 15km).
(Estimated trip time LISBOA/FIGUEIRA: 2h00m)

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