Santa Maria da Feira
Towns and Villages
Nowadays, Santa Maria da Feira is a city that boasts some excellent infrastructures, such as Europarque - a modern conference centre with a varied programme of cultural events - and the Visionarium - an interactive science museum. Equally worthy of special attention is the Paper Museum.
In the calendar of traditional events in this town, the most important is undoubtedly the Festa das Fogaceiras. This is a popular festival held on 20 January each year, which has as its high point the parade of the fogaceiras, the name given to the girls who carry on their heads the local delicacy known as fogaças (a kind of sweetened white bread).