Car hire Santa Maria da Feira information
Santa Maria da Feira is a town in Portugal located about 18 miles from the city of Porto. It has one of the most unique tourist attractions in the entire Oporto metro area in the form of the medieval Santa Maria da Feira Castle, which dates back to the 11th century. Eighteenth century churches, quaint museums, and an equally old street lined with historic homes make Santa Maria da Feira a very nice place for a getaway from Oporto. The town also offers a decent thermal spa experience. To move around in Santa Maria da Feira and see all this and the surrounding attractions, you will need to get a car for rent in Santa Maria Da Feira.
Hire a Car in Santa Maria Da Feira for a Fairytale Journey
The 11th century castle is among the finest examples of medieval architecture in Portugal, having been listed as a national monument for over a century. Visitors come here from all over the country and the world, not least because of the annual fair that has been held in the shadow of the castle since 1117 AD. In fact, it is the fair that gave the castle and the surrounding area its current name. If you rent a car in Santa Maria Da Feira, you can then visit the 18th century Misericórdia Church, the Santa Maria Paper Museum, Lourosa Ornithological Park, and the Visionarium in the Europark.
Thermal Spa Experience at S. Jorge
Fifteen minutes outside Santa Maria da Feira is the Termas S. Jorge, located in Caldas de S. Jorge. Thousands of people come from Porto to spend the weekend here; it is one of the main reasons why Santa Maria da Feira is such a popular getaway hotspot from Oporto. The mineral rich waters of the thermal spa are renowned for being able to cure everything from respiratory illnesses to skin ailments and muscular and skeletal problems. For ordinary visitors, it offers a chance for full body spa treatments for complete physical and mental rejuvenation.
Day Trips from Santa Maria Da Feira
Assuming you are not coming from Porto in the first place, it is the best place for a day trip from Santa Maria Da Feira, less than a half hour drive on the A1. You could also make it a more leisurely trip, with detour stops along the way at coastal towns like Espinho. If you drive the other way along the coast, you can visit towns like Matosinhos and Vila do Conde. If you wish to drive inland, a good choice nearby is the 10th century Tarouca Convent, less than an hour away on the N326.
How to Book a Car for Hire in Santa Maria Da Feira
There are four providers offering visitors a car rental in Santa Maria Da Feira. To ensure you get a good deal and have a vehicle waiting when you arrive, compare all the agencies online and book your vehicle right now.