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Located in the center region of the Portuguese Atlantic coast, Nazaré is one of the most beautiful and traditional village at the Portuguese sea shore. The name Nazaré was given to this village in the 4th century due to a statue of the Virgin Mary that has been brought by a monk from Nazareth, Palestine.

Located in the center region of the Portuguese Atlantic coast, Nazaré is one of the most beautiful and traditional village at the Portuguese sea shore. The name Nazaré was given to this village in the 4th century due to a statue of the Virgin Mary that has been brought by a monk from Nazareth, Palestine.

This village still preserves his local costumes and traditions, the gastronomy and costumes remain unchangeable for hundreds of years, It’s very easy to find fisherman in their local costumes and they still use the “arte xavega” fishing style, where the fishing nets are cast into the sea by the Nazaré traditional and colorful fishing boats and the nets are pulled out of the sea with their own hands at the sea shore.

Nazaré has many spots of interest, the Sítio da Nazaré is located on the rock face 110 m above the beach and it has magnificent views, you can see the whole village, the beach and the big blue Atlantic sea. There is a ancient church that was built in honor of “Nossa Senhora da Nazaré “(saint), the legend says that in one day a night was chasing a deer which was the devil himself trying to lure the knight into the cliff but, in the last second, “Nossa Senhora da Nazaré” appeared and stop the horse; until today the mark of the horse shoe is still marked on the edge of the cliff. You can go from “Praia” to “Sítio” in a Funicular carriage, enjoying the views.

Nazaré beach is a beautiful place to spend your vacations, in the summer is packed with tourists the village is full of life and entertainment , during the day you can enjoy the peaceful, beautiful sandy beaches and quiet sea but during the night you can enjoy a living night time ambiance.

It is a great place to “burn” some films, every subject seems to have some kind of poetry and it is one of my favorite places to rest and to take some photos.

written by zulupt

4 comments

  1. agrimony

    agrimony

    beautiful shots!

    about 6 years ago · report as spam
  2. _lilas_

    _lilas_

    Eia, as fotos estão mt sugestivas... Nazaré passou a ser um sítio a pensar para passar férias =)

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  3. zulupt

    zulupt

    Hehehe, qualquer das praias aqui da zona são excelentes sítios para passar férias :)

    almost 6 years ago · report as spam
  4. saidseni

    saidseni

    Boas fotos!

    almost 5 years ago · report as spam

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