A Avenue of the Baths, on the coastline, It is the main seaside street layout of Povoa de Varzim. The promenade follows the cove Varzim, more precisely Alegre Walk, next to the D Face. Maria I of the Port of Povoa de Varzim Fishing, to Avenida Vasco da Gama. In 1811, Street was called the the Regoiça and was populated by North Neighborhood fishermen residences. With the popularity of poveiras beaches, bathing houses have emerged and was renamed, spontaneously, Street of the Baths, by Volta 1846. Only in 1897 It is passing to this denomination Avenue of the Baths (became Brazil Avenue, a partir de 1916, is, in 1926, The Great War Heroes street; only in 1966 It is that it was official the popular name of Avenue of the Baths).
David Alves, President of the Chamber Poveira, It envisions the creation of a great avenue of the Baths to rival Nice and Ostende, leading until a project was set up in 1917 designed by the architect Moura Coutinho, with the avenue traveled by villas multifamiliares, more or less uniform feature, modernist appearance, but that was not along. Later, in the mid-twentieth century, as villas They have given way to other multi-family buildings, for holidaymakers, and with very little attention paid to aesthetics. Between 1998 present and proceeded to the urban recovery, Rui do work architect Bianchi. Initially between Alegre Drive and the Esplanade of Carvalhido, a Avenue of the Baths We had successive extensions, extending from the south, that is indistinguishable from the Largo do Passeio Alegre, extending to the north, following the expansion of Póvoa village north, to the old stadium Gomes de Amorim, where today are the pools of Leisure Varzim.
A Avenue of the Baths It is quite popular on sunny and hot days to be covered by the pedestrian promenade (O ring) along the areal. Initially sought only in summer season, the improvement of the road network has a popular promenade throughout the year, especially on hot days on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Actually, Avenue also includes a parallel bike path. The nightlife in Povoa do a lot around here. Along the promenade are the city's nightclubs, Norte Sul and no end. Among the cafés, jump to view the built upon the sand: the Creek and, mainly, o Diana Bar e o Café Guarda-Sol, buildings of the season 1939, a license by the then Speaker of the House Silveira Campos that was quite controversial even at the time. However, both sites acquired historical relevance to the city: Diana Bar was a well attended and especially popular among writers for coffee gatherings, which was eventually acquired by the city council that turned into beach library; and the oldest Café Parasol was where did the famous Francesinha Poveira, the first and the oldest beach bar in Portugal, operating continuously since June 1922. Along the promenade there are several bars and terraces, It is on the ocean side small bars of wood placed on the beach.
The middle of the avenue, There is a beach-square known as the Esplanade Carvalhido, also historic place, despite extensive renovations and the beginnings marked the northern limit of the city. This limit is now made up of pools and other equipment of Leisure Varzim, the pools and flag of the Sports Club of Povoa do Varzim and the Sport Club Stadium.