municipality and city in Portugal

Ovar is a city and municipality in Beira Litoral, Portugal. It's on the Atlantic coast and has several beaches.

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Igreja Matriz de São Cristóvão, Ovar's mother church.

Ovar (oh-VAHR, /o.ˈvaɾ/) municipality has 54,976 residents (2021 preliminary), with just under 30,000 living in the city of Ovar itself. The municipality includes another city, Esmoriz, and four towns: Cortegaça, Maceda, São João de Ovar, and Válega.

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Map of Ovar

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Inside Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Amparo, Válega's parish church.
  • 1 Igreja Matriz de São Cristóvão. Ovar's lovely 17th-century mother church.  
  • 2 Igreja Paroquial de Válega (Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Amparo). A gorgeous 18th-century Baroque parish church with colourful biblical scenes painted inside and out.  
  • 3 Passos de Ovar. A collection of seven mid-18th-century Rococo chapels in Ovar's historical centre.  

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  • 1 Praia do Furadouro (Furadouro beach).  

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