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Caldas da Rainha

Offering a mix of tradition & a modern city vibe...

​Caldas da Rainha is one of the most popular Silver Coast villages, widely famous for its traditions linked to ceramics and well-being.


The town was founded by Portuguese queen D. Leonor after ordering the construction of Portugal's first thermal hospital. Caldas da Rainha (which in Portuguese means "waters of the queen") grew around the hospital, with Queen D. Leonor still very much present in the town's history and culture.


During the 19th century, the abundance of clay around the town allowed several ceramics factories to prosper, transforming Caldas da Rainha to become one of the main ceramic production centres in Portugal. Amongst the most famous ceramic artists of the time, Rafael Bordallo Pinheiro and his creations are still a trademark of what today is known as "louça das Caldas" (Caldas pottery). Ceramics inspired by humour, caricature and eroticism are also a symbol of Caldas da Rainha, with emphasis on the popular figure of Zé Povinho and the Caldas phalluses.

Today, Caldas da Rainha thrives on this mix of much-loved traditions from the past and vibrant energy that pulses through various aspects of community life. From the colours of its Praça da Fruta to the energy of its shops, restaurants and many events and cultural activities. Not to mention its fabulous beaches and surrounding rural villages! 

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Below you will find a series of useful contacts to make your experience in Caldas da Rainha unforgettable!

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Things to see

• D. Carlos I Park

• Termas de Caldas da Rainha

• José Malhoa Museum

• Cycling Museum

• Ceramics Museum

• Nossa Senhora do Pópulo Church

• Praça da Fruta (Daily Farmers' Market)

• Chafariz das Cinco Bicas (fountain)

• Queen D. Leonor Statue

• Circuit "Rota Bordalina"

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Beaches

• Foz do Arelho

• Salir do Porto

• Sao Martinho do Porto

• Bom Sucesso 

• Rei Cortiço

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Events

• May 15 - City Festivities (annual event)

• Feira do Cavalo Lusitano do Oeste

• Frutos - Summer Festival/Tasquinhas

• Caldas Anima and Caldas Anima Praias

• Impulso Festival

• Christmas festivities

• Caldas Street Food

• Caldas Nice Jazz

• Fairs and festivities in the parishes

• Exhibitions at the Centro de Artes and shows at the CCC

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Healthcare & Wellbeing

• Hospital Caldas da Rainha - Centro Hospitalar do Oeste (public hospital)
Tel.: +351 262 830 300

• Montepio Rainha Dona Leonor (private hospital)

Tel.: +351 262 837 100

Public Health Centres:

​• Centro Saúde Bordalo Pinheiro

Tel.: +351 262 8404 43

• Unidade de Saúde Pública Caldas da Rainha

Tel.: +351 262 870 190

• Unidade de Saúde Familiar Rainha Dona Leonor

Tel.: +351 262 870 388​

 

• Unidade de Saúde Familiar Tornada

Tel.: +351 262 836 005​

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Pet Services

• Nobrevet Hospital Veterinário das Caldas da Rainha

Tel.: +351 262 840 015

 

• Hospital Veterinário Central - Cão de Ló

Tel.: +351 262 824 057

 

​• Vetsaúde

Tel.: +351 262 148 588

 

​• Clínica Veterinária do Vale do Couto

Tel.: +351 262 831 531

 

​• Farmanimal Centro Veterinário

Tel.: +351 262 843 209

 

​• Clínica Veterinária São Francisco Assis

Tel.: +351 262 832 041

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Public Administration

• Câmara Municipal Caldas da Rainha (City Hall)
 

• Juntas de Freguesia (parish councils):

- A-dos-Francos
- Alvorninha
- Carvalhal Benfeito
- Foz do Arelho
- Landal
- Nadadouro
- União das Freguesias de Nossa Sr.ª do Pópulo, Coto e São Gregório
- Salir de Matos
- Santa Catarina
- União de Freguesias de Santo Onofre e Serra do Bouro
- União das Freguesias de Tornada e Salir do Porto
- Vidais

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Outdoor activities

• Boat rides in the lake of D. Carlos I Park

• Jogging/Walking at Mata D. Leonor

• Play tennis at D. Carlos I Park

• Skate park (Rua Vitorino Fróis)
 

• Cycle and Pedestrian Routes:

- Zona Industrial - Foz do Arelho

- Nadadouro - Foz do Arelho

- Foz do Arelho - Salir do Porto (Estrada Atlântica)

- Salir do Porto - São Martinho do Porto

- Chão da Parada - Salir do Porto

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Restaurants

• Adega do Albertino

• Restaurante Serrazina (Benedita)

• Sabores d'Itália

• Solar dos Amigos (village of Guisado)

• Taberna do Manelvina

• Maratona

• O Selim

• Restaurante A Lareira

• O Paraíso do Coto (village of Coto)

• O Cortiço

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Pharmacies

• Farmácia Central (Praça da República)

• Farmácia Branco Lisboa (Rua Alm. Cândido dos Reis)

• Farmácia Freitas (Av. Eng. Marcelo Morgado)

• Farmácia Perdigão (Rua Dr. Augusto Saudade e Silva)

• Farmácia Rosa (Av. Primeiro de Maio)

• Farmácia Caldense (Praça 5 de Outubro)

• Farmácia Maldonado (Rua Ten. Sangreman Henriques)

• Farmácia Foz do Arelho

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Police & Fire Department

• Police: GNR - Posto de Caldas da Rainha

Tel.: +351 262 830 180

• Police: PSP - Esquadra de Caldas da Raínha

Tel.: +351 262 870 360

• Firefighters: Bombeiros Voluntários das Caldas da Rainha

Tel.: +351 262 840 550

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Sports facilities & Gyms

• Centro de Alto Rendimento de Badminton (Badminton High Performance Center)

• Caldas Rugby Clube

• Municipal Tennis Complex

• Caldas da Rainha Municipal Swimming Pool

• Swimming Pool - Bombeiros Voluntários

• Swimming Pool - Os Pimpões

• Bowling Caldas

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Living in Caldas da Rainha

One of the favourite things to do in Caldas da Rainha is to shop at the "Praça da Fruta", Portugal's most famous daily open-air farmer's market! Located in the centre of the town, here you will find fruit, vegetables, cheese, bread, dried fruits, amongst other local products. Walking around the stalls and choosing high-quality fresh ingredients is an opportunity to experience the genuine Portuguese lifestyle!