04. Nazare – PT

surfing-a-sea-turtleThis place is all about the waves. The underwater relief turns waves into colossal ones and so made here a surfers Mecca. Well not on 14th of April  it did not. Normal waves were everywhere on the coast. So I kept watching the app that supposed to tell me if big waves will, or will not come. And the answer was -> not this time period.

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Arriving at the beach and making some photos here was a bit booring. Same water, same small waves. But the there I saw this tall funicular. I went with one in Paris and Vigo, but not so big, and with a cross for two funiculars to pass by. So I rushed there, done some pictures of a interesting game played by women and… some 50 people waiting in line.






When I saw the beautiful and yet intimate Nazare, I had nothing to compare it with. And I still don’t have. Most building are white with the typical blue ceramic tiles. Some buildings also have yellow stripes or yellow base. Many, and I repeat, many buildings seem forgotten. But not the funicular station that besides it was full of tourists, it also had a masterpiece of ceramic tiles. I love Nazare, I love it! I spent 20 minutes maybe watching this wall.


Then, the view from above.











I might dare to say that the coffee here was the best. Yep here in Nazare i had the best (local) coffee from my whole trip.

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Up here there are many places to make pictures, and if it’s not so crowded then even get artistic.

Nazare is definitely a good place to visit especially in October-November when the waves are big. I will return in that period of time and catch the big ones and report back if I had fun or not.

Until then, here are a flower and two cats and the very first thing that wowed me when I first arrived at night in Nazare.





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