Madalena do Mar
For many years, Madalena do Mar has been recognised as an important centre for the cultivation of sugar cane. In the parish there was a mill for making sugar that increased its importance in the sector. In this traditional fishing village there are many restaurants specialising in fish and other local delicacies, of which limpets are a highlight.
With a beautiful promenade along the pebbled beach, Madalena do Mar has in its location and climate two great advantages. The parish is also known for its fishing district and is much sought after for the beauty of the Moledos site. From here one can admire the panoramic landscape of Madalena do Mar, the church, the traditional houses, and lush vegetation.
The Church of Santa Maria Madalena, built on the site where there was originally a hermitage, was built by Henrique Alemão, a Knight of Santa Catarina who, according to local legend, was Ladislaus IV, King of Poland.