There are several interesting visits near to Esposende. The Castro de São Lourenço is a Celtic settlement in a wooded area on a hill giving views over Esposende. An information centre gives interesting facts and history and the site is well preserved. There is a maritime museum based in the old sea rescue building and the town’s museum is in an old theatre in the centre. There are also attractive squares, marinas and a church containing a chapel which is classified as a National Monument.
Esposende is at the mouth of the River Cavado. Nearby, at Barca do Lago, the river widens like a lake and at this point ‘barcas’ (small boats) would ferry travellers backwards and forwards from bank to bank.