Praia da Aguda

Located at about 13 km south of the city of Porto, in Arcozelo, a parish of Vila Nova de Gaia Municipality, the Aguda Beach (Praia da Aguda in portuguese) is a small fishermen village known for its wide sandy beach (FEE Blue Flag beach) and for its sea waters reach in marine life. Actually its waters are also, highly appreciated for therapeutics due to its high iodine content.

Aguda Beach is one of the most calm and beloved beaches of Porto, and one of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Verde.

History

In mid-nineteenth century Aguda was a small group of wooden barracks that housed the fishermen engaged in the fish capture in this area.

It was the introduction of the railway in 1864, that triggered the development of the small fishing core. With better accessibility the place quickly began to attract more people, especially during the summer, frequenting the beach. Among them, some of the wealthiest families of Porto, that began to build summer mansions on the place.

One of the earliest and most illustrious was Jorge Correia, owner of Vila Palmeira, recently renamed Roses Village (Vila Rosa in portuguese). Jorge Correia, together with João Gomes da Silva Guerra, a real state builder of the region, were responsible for the urbanization plan of Aguda Beach, that involved the opening of new streets and the replacement of the wooden barracks for stone houses for the fishermen. Thus arose the Rua dos Pescadores (Fishermen Street), the first cluster of whitewashed houses. In 1912 the opening of an avenue linking the railway to the beach, definitely marked the development and urbanization of the place. In 1949 this avenue was named Jorge Correia, in his honour.


Notes

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References

  • Weber, M., Bleicker,D., 1992- Marés da Aguda, Edições Afrontamento, Porto
  • Weber, M., 1997- Aguda entre Marés, Edições Afrontamento, Porto
  • Silva,A.A. Baldaque da,1892, Estado actual das pescas em Portugal. Imprensa Nacional, Lisboa.

See also

  • Costa Verde (Portugal)
  • Vila Nova de Gaia Municipality
  • Porto
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Carla Monteiro
6 May 2013
Praia de pescadores onde se encontra um pouco de tudo, desde as peixeiras a mercearias com frutas e legumes muito saborosos e frescos a esplanadas sofisticadas!
Susana Araújo
11 October 2013
É sempre bom voltar a esta rota marítima que é a Aguda... Qualquer cantinho aqui é bom e confortável!!
Mr. Orzo
29 October 2018
Passeggiata molto bella anche se lunga. Ci vorrebbero qualche segnalazione in più ma il paesaggio è il silenzio del mare sono davvero mozzafiato
Miguel Silva
28 November 2014
Um bom ponto de paragem na explanada, um bom local para caminhada e para o pequeno almoço.
Joninha Sousa
17 August 2014
Aí as bolas de Berlim são do melhor, e as pessoas daqui fazem-me sentir em casa
Maria do Carmo Martins
13 February 2013
Praia fabulosa......zona de pescadores....peixe magnifico....
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