Espinho is a young city, with 8 km of beach and a mild Atlantic climate, ideal sea for surfing, tourist resort that welcomes throughout the year thousands of visitors, national and international and that, at the same time, is a modern city that preserves tradition and promotes leisure. With a Casino just a few meters from the ocean, golf, gastronomy based on rich and tasty fish and seafood, punctuated with traditions and local festivities, Espinho also offers the visitor contemporary art exhibitions in the Forum of Art and Culture of Espinho, simultaneaously a museum and art gallery.
Espinho is 20 minutes away from the International Airport of Porto, next to highways and excellent train connections the two major cities of the country: Porto and Lisbon.
HOW TO GET THERE
From the Airport Sá Carneiro (Porto)
- Metro: Take line E (Violet): headed to Estação de Campanhã
- Switch to train at Estação de Campanhã: follow the line to Ovar or Aveiro. Exit in Espinho.
Espinho Parish Councils
Anta and Guetim
The parish of Anta and Guetim gained a new breath after the administrative reorganisation process in 2013. Although this new configuration is recent, the parishes of Anta and Guetim have their own history and cultural heritage.
It is a territory that combines the best of two worlds – the urban centrality and the natural beauty of the a rural area.
In Anta and Guetim you can find a very strong cultural identity, with a rich historical and cultural heritage, where associations and groups play a fundamental role, and the roots of our community and traditions continue to integrate the social life of its people.
Anta and Guetim also feature important green spaces that deserve to be discovered, rediscovered and taken advantage of; a gastronomic culture of excellence, with some of the most famous houses in the entire region and in the country; a musical and cultural heritage of world excellence; a growing urban art movement; and various festive events that attract more and more people to these villages.
The City in 5 minutes
The first image one has of Espinho is its beach, two kilometres of coast that embrace the entire city. Espinho is known for its sand and sea, with perfect waves for surfing and swimming. But Espinho is more than that, it is a city of well-being, sustainable and where you wish to live.
With numbered streets in an orthogonal plan, Espinho has in the proximity the basis of its organization. It is a city where people have all the services around the corner. Nowadays, the idea of a smart city is a 15 minutes city, the time that people should walk or cycle to reach the services they want. Espinho has always been the city of 5 minutes walking distance to where you want to go.
Espinho is what its community is, a community that lives and likes sport and culture. Espinho is a city of future, a city to live in, to visit and simply to enjoy.
In an extensive plain situated between Silvalde and Esmoriz, Paramos dates back to very ancient times. A proof of it is the important archaeological landmark – Castro de Ovil. However, the Lagoon in Paramos, is another undeniable landmark in the landscape, an extensive vegetation cover, nesting place and shelter for birds that also benefit from the food existing in the place.
But it is from its parish church that you can see an impressive spectacle of colours, in a landscape where the sky, the sea and the lagoon meet. This is Paramos, inhabited by hospitable, warm and generous people.
Between agriculture and fishing, land and sea. This is Silvalde.
Thousand-year-old parish, prior to the establishment of nationality, the true origin of the name “Silvalde” has always been ambiguous. The parchments and other writings give account of a charter attributed in 1288 by King Dinis. Later, there is a register of “Santa Cruz de Silvalde”, in the Foral of Feira, by D. Manuel, in 1514. Celebrated on July 25th, the parish of Silvalde has as its patron the Apostle S. Tiago. One of the alleys that crosses the parish derives from the passage of pilgrims and walkers that used it since the time of D. Dinis, on a route towards Santiago de Compostela.
It became a village on the 1st of July 2003, being a land marked by fishing and agriculture, two activities which have perpetuated themselves in the parish throughout the centuries. The ropework and tapestry textile industry played a very relevant role in the parish’s industrial development.
Onde acontece o CINANIMA
Centro Multimeios de Espinho
The building where most of the Festival’s activities are concentrated, has an auditorium for film projection, with 280 seats, a multipurpose room with 80 seats, a planetarium with 80 seats, exhibition gallery with 400m2, cafeteria and other spaces.
FACE – Forum of Art and Culture of Espinho
Museum, gallery, auditorium and multipurpose halls.
Biblioteca Municipal José Marmelo e Silva (Public Library)
Among other resources, it has a multipurpose room with 80 seats.
Casino Solverde – Espinho
Auditorium with 300 seats.
Piscina Solar Atlântico
It has a large room with a view to the pool for activities of various kinds (conferences, work meetings, artistic events).