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Peniche
Peniche is a Portuguese city in the western sub-region, Central region.

It is soothes of municipality with the same name that has 77,55 km ² of area and subdivided in 6 parishes: Ajuda, Conceição and São Pedro (parishes in which the city divides) and Ferrel, Atouguia da Baleia and Serra d'El Rei, in the most rural area.

The municipality is bounded on the east by Obidos, on the south by Lourinhã, and on the west and north by the Atlantic Ocean.

The village was elevated the village in 1609 and the city the 1 of February of 1988.
Tourism
The municipality of Peniche is an area of ​​great natural beauty and an enviable landscape, with a vast historical, cultural and religious heritage.
From the magnificent beaches along the coast, ideas for water sports, to the imposing cultural heritage, where the fortifications and religious monuments stand out, Peniche presents a diversity of tourist resources that includes a rich and varied gastronomy dominated fish and seafood dishes and a diversified craftsmanship where the famous Rendas de Bilros stand out.

The municipality of Peniche offers various forms of accommodation, from tourism units in rural areas to hostels, campsites and modern hotels.
Peniche is a living and future county. For this reason, the parties and entertainment are an important source of entertainment and tradition in the county. The religious festivals, with special emphasis on the Feast of Our Lady of Good Travel, help the Penichenses to remember and to feel the land where they live and to maintain a tradition of great beauty and meaning.

The realization of the Fair of the Rural Tasquinhas that takes place every year in one of the rural parishes of the county, is already considered a unique event in the West Region, which, considering the excellent sample of the gastronomy and animation, attracts thousands of visitors every year .

The Day of the Rendilheira, inserted in the Week of the Rendilheira, is a very important moment in homage to the noble art of rendering and its artificies and the monthly fairs are also to the liking of the population of the county and its environs.

In terms of sports, summer is also the scene of much animation, with several football and beach volleyball tournaments, the now famous Corrida das Fogueiras, various water sports championships such as surfing, bodyboarding, kayaking, surfing, hiking and mountain biking.

If you would like to get to know this county better, we suggest a tour of the Tourist Train (which runs from June to September), with the option of being able to travel through the Peniche Peninsula, Baleal and Consolação during the day. In the months of July and August, guided tours of the tourist train are carried out, making a special itinerary entitled "Historical Itineraries in Peniche Peninsula". For more information about this service, please contact the Peniche Tourist Office.
Gastronomy
Due to the proximity of the sea, the people of Peniche have always been dedicated to fishing, so it is not surprising that their gastronomy is predominantly dominated by fish and seafood dishes.

In the numerous restaurants that exist in the city and in the main bathing resorts, one can find the most diverse gastronomic specialties of the region, from where stand the "Caldeirada de Peniche" and the roasted Sardine. Equally delicious is the local confectionery from which the Pastéis de Peniche, Amigos de Peniche, and almond biscuits called "these" are the main specialties.

Avenida do Mar and Largo da Ribeira are the two places in the city where you can find a greater variety of restaurants and specialties. However, the restaurants are scattered throughout the county, making gastronomy one of the highest and most attractive points of this region.
Weather
The Portuguese climate is Temperate Mediterranean. Temperate Mediterranean climate has high temperatures in the summer and relatively mild in the winter, almost without precipitation in summer. Even in the winter months, the precipitation is relatively low.
Peniche and Baleal are the region of Portugal with less thermal amplitude due to the regulating presence of the sea hence the temperatures are almost always pleasantly mild throughout the year.
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