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Ericeira is an adorable seaside resort and fishing town in Greater Lisbon, Estremadura, Portugal. Full of stories and traditions, "Vila Velha" is made up of narrow streets and typical houses, unique monuments and splendid Atlantic landscapes. The village of Ericeira is an exceptional place to contemplate the perfect harmony between the sea, fishing and typical gastronomy.


The coastal view of the skyline of Ericeira

Ericeira (ee-r(ih)-SAY-ruh, /i.ɾɨ.ˈsɐj.ɾɐ/) is a fishing village in the municipality of Mafra, 50 km (31 mi) northwest of the centre of Lisbon and 20 km (12 mi) from Sintra. This tourist village has an area of 12 km2 (4.6 sq mi) and approximately 10,000 inhabitants (2011).

Visitor information[edit]

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

Mafrense has service from Sintra, Mafra and Lisbon.

By car[edit]

To the south, Sintra, or to the north, Torres Vedras, via the N247 or the A21, which connects Ericeira to the A8.

Get around[edit]

Map of Ericeira


The late 15th-century Chapel of Santa Marta Ericeira
  • 1 Parque de Santa Marta, Largo Santa Marta. Park with gardens and space for active and passive recreation.
  • Biblioteca Municipal
  • Casa de Cultura Jaime Lobo E Silva
  • Capitania
  • Igreja Santo Isidoro
  • Pelourinho da Ericeira
  • Ermida de Santo António
  • Ermida de São Julião
  • Igreja de São Pedro


  • Surfing, Beach of Ribeira d'Ilhas.
  • Fishing
  • Beaches:
    • 1 Ribeira D'Ilhas, Beach of Ribeira d'Ilhas. Praia de Ribeira d'Ilhas (Q10352663) on Wikidata
    • 2 Praia do Sul.
    • 3 Praia do Norte.
    • 4 Praia de São Sebastião.
    • 5 Praia do Matadouro.
    • 6 Praia da Empa (Pedra Branca).
    • 7 Praia da Orelheira.



  • 1 Tasca da Boa Viagem, Rua Capitão João Lopes 4A. M–W F 18:30–22:30, Sa Su 12:30–15:00 & 18:30–22:30. Seaside tavern. €15-30.




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