Nazaré’s Fishing Tradition

Portugal's Famous Fishing Town: With its natural beauty and stretches of long sandy beaches, Nazaré is a popular Portuguese beach resort and each year thousands of local and overseas tourists come to enjoy this lovely beach-side town. Walking along the seafront, it is quite obvious that … [Read more...]

Sítio Sightseeing Attractions | Nazaré

Sitio - A different world altogether: A short funicular ride up from Nazaré and we're in Sítio, the old part of town that sits on the cliff-top. I'm really pleased that we've sacrificed the sardines and cakes in Nazaré to come up here as it's a different world altogether.  Being away from the … [Read more...]

Nazare – Funicular Railway to Sitio

Ascenor da Nazare 1889 - 2014: 2014 marks the 125th anniversary of the Nazare's Funicular. This century-old public transport mode was inaugurated on July 28, 1889.  The funicular railway is  considered to be one of the better initiatives of the town's history, allowing the growth and … [Read more...]

Nazaré – Portugal's Famous Fishing Village

Portugal's Famous Fishing Village: We arrive in Nazaré at lunchtime, after a 45 minutes drive from Batalho. This little fishing village with its huge stretch of beautiful sandy beach is a pleasant change of scenery from the castles, fortresses and churches that we've been visiting. We've already … [Read more...]

Nazaré – Portugal’s Famous Fishing Village

Portugal's Famous Fishing Village: We arrive in Nazaré at lunchtime, after a 45 minutes drive from Batalho. This little fishing village with its huge stretch of beautiful sandy beach is a pleasant change of scenery from the castles, fortresses and churches that we've been visiting. We've … [Read more...]

A Cataplana Meal in the Algarve

The Flavours of the Algarve: Portuguese food in the Algarve is more than just grilled sardines and grilled chicken.  To get away from the stereo-type touristy food, and for a taste of the true flavours of the Algarve, have a dinner at a cataplana restaurant. Cataplana - The Utensil The … [Read more...]

Portuguese Cuisine – What to eat on your holiday

Fishetarians will eat well in Portugal! Cuisine in Portugal varies by region, but being a seafaring nation with a well-developed fishing industry, fish and seafood dominate most menus. Fishetarians like Tony and I will eat well here. Portugal has been fishing and trading cod since the 15th … [Read more...]