|Mid range bottle of wine||$3.05|
|Local cheese (1kg)||$10.85|
|Combo meal at McDonalds||$14.03|
|Local draught beer||$1.36|
|Gasoline (1 liter)||$2.12|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$406.78|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) in city centre||$474.58|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$2.10|
The Portuguese city of Póvoa de Varzim is located in Northern Portugal, sitting halfway between Duoro and Minho rivers. According to scientists, the place has remained inhabited since lower Palaeolithic. As such, the city is old and full of history and stories. A vast number of historical monuments and places of visit invite tourists to take cheap flights to Póvoa de Varzim.
Blind May, a very important tourist attraction, and other monuments in and around the region prove to be magnets for tourists who catch cheap flights to Póvoa de Varzim to explore all of them. There are some small villages nearby which can be visited for short periods of time. Once tourists book hotels in Póvoa de Varzim, they can go on short sightseeing trips around the area.
Blind May was created in 1909 as a tribute to Jose Rodrigues May, a heroic fisherman who risked his life many times to save others.
Elisio New is another important tourist attraction which was built by Naval Club in 1963. The monument stands as a symbol of self-denial and courage for the locals. S. Pedro de Rates’ Romanesque church is visited by many people. This heavy granite construction was actually a modest chapel which was later rebuilt.
The Aqueduct, consisting of 999 arcs, is a national monument. The monument was built between 1705 and 1714, for carrying water to Santa Clara monastery from the Terroso springs.
The oldest and most significant church in the city is the Mother Church. The construction of the baroque church started in 1743 and in 1757, it was completed. The pentagonal shaped temple of Nossa Senhora das Dores Chapel has a baroque style architecture, which was not how it was originally designed; it got its current shape later on.
Tourists also visit Monte S. Felix which is Serra de Rates’ highest point. The privileged vantage point offers some excellent views. Cividade of Terroso, Town Hall and Old Town Hall and Pillory of Rates are some of the other must visit places. For the culturally inclined, a visit to the Municipal Museum of History and Ethnography and Monumental Casino da Povoa should definitely be on the agenda.