The heart of Caminha is the town square, the Praça Conselheiro Silva Torres. Here you will find the clock tower which you can visit to be rewarded with views over the town and towards Spain and also the old Town Hall. In the centre of the square is an interesting fountain which used to supply drinking water in the town. The square is lively and filled with cafes, a perfect place for a coffee and pastry while enjoying the atmosphere.
There are several noteworthy churches and chapels in the old town, The Igreja da Misericórdia, built in the 16th century, was once both a hospital and hostel for pilgrims travelling to Santiago de Compostela. It is worth popping into for a glimpse of its decorations. The grandest church is the Igreja Matriz at the end of Rua Direita, a narrow, straight street which is worth walking down to note the windows and doors. The street is also where Caminha’s night life takes place.