The seaside town of Nazare

July 18, 2015  •  10 Comments

We stopped in the seaside town of Nazare for a couple of hours in the late afternoon.  This town is one of the most popular seaside resorts on the Silver Coast in Portugal.  The town consists of three neighbourhoods, Praia (along the beach), Sitio (an old village on top of a cliff) and Pederneira (another old village on a hilltop).   Praia and Sitio are linked by the Nazare Funicular.  

20140924_Ecuador_000120140924_Ecuador_0001 After arriving in town we had a great views overlooking Nazare and the beach.

 

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20140924_Ecuador_000520140924_Ecuador_0005 The ocean was a gorgeous turquoise colour.  I took all  of the beach/ocean shots from the cliffs.  

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20140924_Ecuador_000720140924_Ecuador_0007 In the town's main square people were watching the musicians perform.

Instead of going to the beach, I ended up walking in the old villages .  

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20140924_Ecuador_001120140924_Ecuador_0011 There was a large stadium in the old town.

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From the hillside, I took more photos overlooking the town.

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If I had more time, I would have walked down to the beach.  

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20140924_Ecuador_002020140924_Ecuador_0020 There were a lot of merchants near the main square selling all kinds of food and souvenirs.  

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Comments

10.Lynn Muller(non-registered)
It's interesting to see what looked like a small train track on the beach. I also loved all the doors!
9.Gretchen Taylor(non-registered)
Sun-drenched beauty! Well done, Marsha! Always a joy to see your work and these photos were spectacular!
8.Tricia Matheson(non-registered)
I also love the window and door shots, especially the B+W of someone's bare feet up on the bar of the window. Whoever sells red roofing tiles in Nazare is making a killing! At least with all the buildings painted the same colour, and with the same kind of roof they all look like they belong together. That long beach and the turquoise water are beautiful.
7.Beth(non-registered)
Love those windows and doors. Do you use filters with them?

You made the right decision to skip the beach!
6.pam(non-registered)
I love the blue door with the blue railings. That could be a great quilt (if I was a more accomplished quilter). I really love the very first window, but all the pics are great! That beach really does look tempting today. :)
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