Posted by: bluesyemre | August 26, 2021

Nazaré, Portugal (Riding the giant: big-wave surfing in Nazaré)

Nazaré (Portuguese pronunciation: [nɐzɐˈɾɛ] (listen)) is a municipality located in the Oeste region and Leiria District of Portugal.

It is one of the most popular seaside resorts in the Silver Coast (Costa de Prata). The population in 2011 was 15,158[1] in an area of 82.43 km².[2] The present mayor is Walter Chicharro, a member of the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is on 8 September, as part of the Our Lady Of Nazaré Festival, a ten-day religious and secular celebration with processions, bullfights, fireworks, folk dancing and a fair.[3]

The town consists of three neighbourhoods: Praia (along the beach), Sítio (an old village, on top of a cliff) and Pederneira (another old village, on a hilltop). Praia and Sítio are linked by the Nazaré Funicular, a funicular railway.

https://www.visitportugal.com/en/destinos/centro-de-portugal/73770

https://myportugalholiday.com/portugal-guides/nazare-portugal.html

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/aug/02/nazare-in-portugal-is-the-home-to-the-worlds-biggest-waves-and-bravest-surfers


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Categories

%d bloggers like this: