"Great start of the Euro2004" Póvoa de Varzim by Henrik_rrb

Póvoa de Varzim Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 11 photos

Povoa De Varzim is a lovely little town, 30 kilometers north of Porto, in the very north of Portugal. We spent almost a week in this region during the Euro2004, and had a great time!

The things to see in the town is the casino, quite huge - where you during the football-tournament could see all the games on a big tv-screen.
And, even more important, the beer costs just 1 euro... :)

The beach is also a great place, although we prefered the pool at our hotel outside Povoa. But we went past the beach every evening, and always said; "tomorrow we have to go here".

Needless to say, we never got that far...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Small and nice
  • In a nutshell:Perfect for a calm vacation - mixed with some discotecs in the night
  • Last visit to Póvoa de Varzim: Jun 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • Jan 11, 2006 at 8:18 PM

    wine shop is looking good! hehe

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    Feb 12, 2005 at 6:43 AM

    sounds like you had a great time!! the wine shop looks great.

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    Nov 25, 2004 at 10:25 AM

    I have not heard of Varzim until now so thanks for the introduction.

  • jmhenry1123's Profile Photo
    Nov 18, 2004 at 9:24 AM

    I happened to be in Paris at the start of Euro cup 2004. The Portuguese and French were crazy super fans in the square in front of Hotel DeVille. I even saw 6 guys with matching track suits and matching vespas all cheering for France.

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    Sep 12, 2004 at 4:26 PM

    No nightlife tips? So you haven't been at the Buda Club? P. Varzim is a very cute fishing town :)

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Aug 20, 2004 at 3:25 PM

    Nice tips about Povoa do Varzim, it is a nice town and the francesinhas are real good :-)


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