is a small seaside village near the towns of Gulpilhares
,in municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia
, in the subregion of Greater Porto
It is an upmarket residential area
south of thr river Douro
, most known for its beach - Praia de Miramar
(Miramar Beach) and the small chapel called Senhor da Pedra
(Lord of Stone), which forms the central attraction of a yearly festival. There are many large houses and mansions in Miramar,as well in the nearby Praia de Aguda
and Praia da Granja
. Along the beach there are several cafés (esplanadas). Despite its pleasant location, Miramar is not an international tourist destination. However, during the warm summer months many Portuguese people from the surrounding areas of Porto
,Gaia and Espinho
spend their days at the beach of Miramar, and also at neighbouring beaches of Costa Verde
Along the beach of Miramar there is a small 9-hole golf course called .
There is also a private sports club called best known for its tennis courts.
Restaurants and Cafés
The biggest café/restaurant along the beach of Miramar is the Areal, which has a café and kiosk facing away from the sea and a restaurant with a view of the beach.
Miramar (short walk to the village and the beach);suburban trains to Valadares
to the North and Granja
to the South.Grande Porto Read More