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Sao Do Martinho Porto

We are planning a trip to Portugal this June. we will be staying 2 weeks in Salir Do Porto, right by Sao do Martinho Porto. Any ideas about things to do. One thing we want to do is go to a bullfight. Is there one close to us.

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I stayed a week in São Martinho two years ago and drove all over the area during the week. You will definitely want a car. São Martinho is quite nice with a number of nice restaurants. Alcobaça and Batalha are close, as is Nazaré and Óbidos. All of these make nice day trips. There is a lovely beach at Foz and Peniche has great seafood. It's a very nice area that can easily fill a week.

I don't know of any bull rings in the area. The only place I've seen working bull rings is in the Alentejo region and the number of bull fights is small. You might try googling bull fights Portugal. The Andalucia region of Spain is a better place if bull fighting is high on your list.

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The Bullfights in Portugal are more about the equestrian aspect. They don't kill the bulls in Portugal! They actually release the bulls to the pasture after the fight.