Espinho was, in the middle of last century, a very important beach, with an architecture that denounced it as a destination to rich northern families that built their large houses.
Progress allowed those families to go further seeking for better beaches, and those traditional houses are being replaced by apartment buildings, more suitable for short and cheaper occupation.
Some of the old mansions are still present, but... till when?
The "easy money" pouring from Brussels to local authorities, gave place to a ferocious competition, building and decorating roundabouts.
The winner, in quantity is Viseu (with, it seems, more than 500 roundabouts) but concerning decorations it is hard to decide - the diversity is immense, and all depends from the personal taste.
Espinho seems to have preferred quality instead of quantity.