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Discover Figueira

Where To Eat
What do Do and See
Visit The Cabo Mondego ViewPoint and check the most amazing view of Figueira.
Street Art in Figueira
Check out the great Street Art Works in town. Some of the best works, are right there by the beach. Like the immense work by Pantónio just across the old fortress, the stencil art of Daniel Eime or the vintage Portuguese tile inspired murals by Add Fuel.
Try you luck in the Casino

The city’s casino is among the largest on the Iberian Peninsula, and also the oldest, although you wouldn’t know it from the building’s sleek glass facade.

It goes back to the 19th century, as you’ll see from the opulent Beaux-Arts interiors.

Even if you’re not a high roller it’s worth an evening just for the decoration and to admire the stuccowork and frescos while you ponder your hand at the poker table.

There are a handful of bars and a first-rate restaurant, and before you come you could check the programme to see if the entertainment meets your fancy.

Try Surfing
Figueira da Foz is one of the cities with the most tradition of surfing in Portugal with waves for all levels. The dedicated community of local surfers invite everyone to experience the waves of Figueira.

An extraordinary meeting for EBRA. Here’s what happened in Porto

The EBRA – European Beach Rugby Association met in an extraordinary meeting in Porto in order to establish a common organization in view of the start of the Beach Rugby summer circuit. Many issues have been addressed, all of them the desire to manage the European series in a unique way. << With the new formula adopted to participate in the finals - commented Lionel Laugier, EBRA president - we have refreshed ourselves in many ways. Many tournaments have opened to their own vision and the numbers in general have increased. We have also given ourselves a unique communication segment and now the reference for European Beach Rugby will be our website - www.beach-rugby.eu - and our Facebook page >>. The interest that has developed around the oval manifestations managed by the EBRA, Porto, Marseille, Figueira, Lignano Sabbiadoro, The Hague, has led to numerous other realities worldwide to propose to become part of it; in this context the EBRA representatives have decided to monitor and help some well-defined areas in their development: development projects have thus been started with regard to Oceania and the Pan-American one. << We say that if we have always tried to look at Europe - concludes Lionel Laugier - from this meeting onwards we want to think big and think about creating something at world level. We have the management skills, the contacts also, so there was a willingness on the part of everyone to evolve and give space to the development of beach 5s in other shores, which however had already been interested in EBRA independently. What awaits us looking to the future? So much work, but the hope is to create a global beach 5s circuit >>.

The Barcelona’s tournament is suspended from the Ebra Series 2019

Après avoir attendu un nouveau mois pour permettre à la société 2 Hooker d’effectuer le paiement dû de sa cotisation annuelle, de répondre aux demandes de l’EBRA pour la nouvelle saison et d’assurer le niveau de qualité organisationnelle requis pour 2019, le président Lionel Laugier, appuyé par toutes les composantes des membres et du conseil d’administration de l’EBRA, malgré toute sa bonne volonté pour trouver une issue favorable, elle a dû se résigner à formaliser l’exclusion de la manifestation de Barcelone de l’EBRA SERIE 2019.

“C’est une journée vraiment amère aujourd’hui – commente Lionel Laugier – Exclure un événement ne me plaît pas. Depuis des mois, avec Mario Copetti, nous essayons de trouver un point de rencontre. Nous ne recevons que des attaques, des critiques et des absences lors des assemblées ou 2 HOOKER a été convoqué. L’E.B.R.A. doit garantir aux équipes participantes au circuit 2019, la qualité et la liberté dans les choix personnels et doit écouter en tenant compte de toutes les critiques des différentes équipes. Nous devions choisir entre tomber dans une nouvelle controverse comme par le passé ou opérer un changement. Rien n’est fermé à Barcelone et à son représentant Mario Copetti. Il a été invité à se présenter à l’Assemblée générale de Porto le 23 mars prochain pour des éclaircissements et pour reconstruire une relation qui se détériorait. L’avenir est entre ses mains. L’E.B.R.A. a clarifié ses lignes directrices et le respect de l’institution. La collaboration et les critiques constructives sont les bienvenues. Les projets isolés et les polémiques sont laissés à l’extérieur par l’E.B.R.A. N’ayant pas encore reçu les noms et adresses (obligatoires en septembre 2018) des équipes qui se seraient inscrites à Barcelone, il appartiendra à Mario Copetti d’avertir ces dernières.


Despite our good will in recent months and granting yet another one month’s delay to Company 2 Hooker , which organizes the tournament in Barcelona, to make the payment of the annual fee and not adequately respond to requests from the EBRA for the new season and the required level of organizational quality for 2019, President Lionel Laugier, supported and agreed by all parts of the EBRA Assembly , has to formalize the exclusion of the tournament of Barcelona for the EBRA Series 2019. “It is really a sad day today – said Laugier – Excluding an event is not pleasant. With Mario Copetti, we have spent months trying to compare and find solutions. Unfortunately, we have only received attacks, criticisms and absences at the meetings called for. E.B.R.A. must guarantee the teams participating in the series quality and freedom in personal choices and must listen to all the criticisms of the different teams. We had to choose between a new controversy as in the past or a change. EBRA keeps the conversation going and has invited Mario Copetti to the General Assembly in Porto on March 23. This to see if there are still opportunities for further cooperation. The future is in his hands. E.B.R.A. has clarified his guideline and respect for the organisation. Cooperation and constructive criticism are welcome; free isolated projects and polemics are not tolerated by E.B.R.A.. Since the names and addresses (was already requested in September 2018 and is an obligation) of the teams that would have registered in Barcelona have not yet been received, it is up to Mario Copetti to warn everyone and he and his company 2Hooker bear full responsibility.