leaving the funicular
Somewhere halfway between the capital of Portugal, Lisbon and the beautiful Porto, a small fishing village, Nazare, sheltered. And perhaps this place would have gone unnoticed if it were not for two circumstances that set Nazare apart from other Portuguese outskirts: firstly, the Virgin Mary herself is considered the patron saint of the village, and secondly, the highest surfing waves in the world are seen here !
Top view of Nazare, Portugal
And here, as in all of Portugal, there is simply no winter, which makes Nazare ideal for visiting all year round.
Nazare is located in Leiria County on the Atlantic coast, an hour and a half drive from Lisbon and two from Porto. Bus lines in Portugal are fairly well developed, and the cheapest way to get to Nazar is by bus. A ticket from Lisbon costs about 12 euros. Continue reading