Visiting Lourinhã for a lunch
Lourinhã is known mainly for its dinosaur’s trails.
In my first visit I didn’t see them but had a nice lunch with friends.
I returned later and visited the park. I will write about it.
St Anthony convent
Right in the centre of town there’s a discreet church, that is a classified monument.
This convent comes from the 16th century and shows the signs of the several transformations suffered along the centuries.
I didn’t have time to enter.
If you like trekking, then the PR1 “Route of the Dinosaurs” may be your choice.
It begins with the Lourinhã Museum, which includes a valuable palaeontology wing, and ends at Fort Paimogo after almost 10 Km with dinosaurs’ footprints, sites of historical interest, such as the Convent of St. Anthony, Misericórdia Church, Castle Church, beautiful natural landscapes, and the sandy beaches of Friars Valley, Caniçal and Paimogo.
In my brief first visit to Lourinhã I couldn’t do it, but couldn’t also forget it, noticing the decoration of a roundabout.
In the centre of town, a discreet statue celebrates the fighters of the Colonial War.
Nothing important except a funny coincidence – my visit to Lourinhã was for a meeting of the old fighters in Angola.
Friendship is the best monument.
Expressly for banquets
I used this restaurant for a meeting with the people that has been with me in the war, in Angola. I must confess that I didn’t pay much attention to the meal, but I remember a very good fish, a regular meat, and a very good unbranded wine.
Appetizers and dessert were common, the room was comfortable, the service was nice and efficient, and the price… a surprise: our local friend had arranged things to pay all the bills.
Directions: In the road to Lisbon
We had in mind share the lunch with our grandson, so, we read the menu, asking him what he would like to eat. “Alheira” he said, but no one of us wanted it, however, I saw “Alheira” listed in the starters, so we ordered it, along with mushrooms, expecting too small dishes, as commonly.
As regular meal Fernanda choose “Pataniscas” of octopus (first time that we saw it), and I ordered meat skewer to share with the boy after the small portion of alheira.
Well, the small expected portion of alheira was a full alheira, as the small portion of mushrooms was a large dish with delicious mushrooms.
The “pataniscas” came with a very, very tasteful tomato rice, and the meat was common.
I was not expecting such a good surprise eating in Lourinhã, and for this largely served and well-done lunch we paid less than forty euros… Excellent!
Address: R. de Angola 31 Phone:+351 934 325 821