Foz do Arelho

Foz do Arelho, Portugal

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Foz do Arelho is a picturesque village in the district of Caldas da Rainha. Between hills and sea, it is a popular holiday destination due to its proximity to the Lagoa de Óbidos and the atlantic, both of which offer fantastic beaches. The people of Foz do Arelho always had a strong connection with the lagoon - it was the main resource around which the village developed, and to this day it maintains a central role for the local fishing economy, the touristic appeal, and the restauration and real estate growth. It holds a few historic places aswell, such as the Quinta de Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe and the Grandella palace, nowadays home of the INATEL hotel, and it was home for many portuguese historic figures. It is an active village day and night, in a fantastic landscape that invites you to enjoyment and contemplation.

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