Portugal
Nazaré

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24 travelers at this place:

  • Day28

    Nazare action

    August 16 in Portugal

    Supposedly one of the most popular resorts in Portugal. Very vibey promenade, and a beautiful beach. Chilly though. We all have long sleeve T-shirts on today. It’s where the world serve Championships often held. Google the waves!

  • Day130

    Porto to Nazaré

    April 29, 2017 in Portugal

    Got up early, walked over to parking garage and picked up car and headed out. No hassles on getting out of the garage. :) Plugged in Nazarè as our first point and off we went. About 145 mile drive to Nazarè As we drove, we noticed there were quite a few people of all ages walking along the road wearing bright green safety vests. They went on for miles and miles and miles. Janet suggested they were walking towards Fatima. I had my doubts, but a text message using WhatsApp to our hostess in Porto revealed that Janet was correct! And to think that this goes on day in and day out! Impressive. We had thought about heading to Fatima but time was important and we had been to shrines before so we decided to keep heading towards the seaside town of Nazaré, one of the most popular towns along the Costa de Prata (the Silver Coast of Portugal) - a town of fishermen where the women used to head to the sea to wait on their returning men and are known for their tradition of wearing a skirt with 7 petticoats to keep warm. Janet's eagle eye spotted a few of these ladies. I was struck by all the whitewashed buildings and brilliant sun and sea - for some reason , it made me feel like I was in Greece. Using Yelp, found a great place to eat - friendly hosts and very busy restaurant (http://bit.ly/2rnaLhN). After lunch, strolled the beachfront a bit, buying some souvenirs, taking pictures and wishing we had much longer to stay. This would be an ideal beachtown for a vacation.Read more

  • Day2

    Nazaré, Portugal

    February 21 in Portugal

    From Madrid we head straight to Nazare. The way was nice and when we finally got to the coast, we entered the town of Nazare. This place is known for the biggest waves in the world, that sometimes are as high as 30 meters. We didn't got to see the real massive waves, but still 6-7 m is still impressive.

  • Day4

    Portuguese Lesson #3

    May 5 in Portugal

    You will learn more swear words on a Saturday night watching a soccer game than in the school yard.

    A quiet Liquor Beirão after a lovely Robalo grelhado (charcoal grilled sea bass) watching the final minutes of todays hotly contested soccer game in a very interesting bar ...

  • Day1

    First day in Nazaré

    May 2 in Portugal

    After a long flight via Dubai and London we flew into Lisbon. Arranged phone SIMs and a hire car and drove straight out to Nazaré. Picked up the keys to our apartment, picked up Dad from his house and went out to one of our 3 favourite restaurants in Nazare for some beautiful fresh fish.

  • Day3

    12 months go by and the memories of the food don’t disappoint. A Cataplana (silver dish) is like a seafood stew - there is no limit to the type of seafood - it is just freshly caught! And for Kim and I - the amazing Carne de Porco a Alentejana (pork and clams with potatoes) which I have antihistamines before I eat it so I don’t die 🤪

  • Day2

    Portuguese Lesson #1

    May 3 in Portugal

    O espaço de estacionamento é opcional
    Parking bays are optional

    In Portugal you can (and they do) park anywhere. Don't be surprised if you find double parking in a narrow lane way. It is perfectly acceptable to double park, whilst you have your morning coffee and pastry.

  • Day4

    Procissão religiosa

    May 5 in Portugal

    Most saturdays in Nazaré around 3pm the religious procession starts downtown and winds up through the streets of Nazaré. Haunting drum beats by the scouts and women/girls in traditional Nararé dress - 12 skirts - A Nazarena.

  • Day4

    Portuguese Lesson #2

    May 5 in Portugal

    Smoking is everywhere! Hopped into the local 25m pool and punched out a slow 1.5km. The piscina is located at the top of Nazaré with a beautiful outlook - beats MSAC!

    There were half a dozen kids in the pool and a lifeguard watching. Halfway through I looked up and saw him smoking out the front with the receptionist !

    The no smoking sign was an after thought I think ...

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