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Alcobaca Monastery

This magnificent church is home to one of the most beautiful love stories in Europe! Classified as World Heritage, the imposing Alcobaca Monastery houses the famous tombs of D. Pedro I and D. Ines de Castro, placed face to face at the end of the grandiose central nave.
But this isn't the only reason to visit what is the largest Gothic style church built in Portugal. The Monastery of Santa Maria de Alcobaca, whose construction began in 1178, has a rich history and several areas worth visiting.

Place: Alcobaca, Portugal Don't miss: Cafeteria, Dormitory, Chapter Room, Cloister of D. Dinis, Kitchen, Kings Room.
Sanctuary of Fatima

As one of the most important Marian shrines in the world, the Sanctuary of Fatima receives about six million visitors per year, from all over the world and, curiously, from various religions.
Located in Fatima, this Catholic pilgrimage site preserves the memory of the apparitions of Our Lady to the three little shepherds - Lucia, Francisco and Jacinta Marto - in 1917.

Place: Fátima, Ourem Portugal Don't miss: Chapel of the Apparitions, Prayer Ground (exterior), Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary, Basilica of the Holy Trinity.
Sao Martinho do Porto Beach

Sao Martinho do Porto is considered the best beach for families in Portugal, thanks to its calm waters and family atmosphere.
Its shell-shaped bay is embraced by a large strip of golden sand that in the summer welcomes the traditional striped cloth tents. Among the attractions are nautical activities such as sailing, boats, stand-up paddle or the giant inflatables in the middle of the bay. In the low season, trips to the seaside or the seafront restaurants that serve fish and seafood are among the favorite attractions!

Place: Sao Martinho do Porto, Alcobaca Portugal Don't miss: Outeiro Elevator, the lookout point at Largo Comendador Jose Bento da Silva, the Lighthouse, Cruzeiro, Saint Anthony's Chapel, Concha Pastry shop.
Beach of Nazare

The fishing village of Nazare has one of the most iconic beaches in Portugal, with several traditions that have enchanted visitors from all over the world. Among these, the dried fish directly on the sand or the typical costume of the Nazarene women, known for wearing seven skirts, stand out.
The north side of the village connects to the beach through the lift, which allows a fantastic view over the village and the beach. You can also walk through the narrow streets of the village where there is no shortage of restaurants, local produce shops and many outdoor cafés to sunbathe while resting after a day on the beach!

Place: Nazare, Portugal Don't miss: Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazareth, Chapel of Memory, Fort of St. Michael, streets of the village.
Praia do Norte

Praia do Norte is famous for its giant waves, which between October and March offer visitors from all over the world a unique spectacle. Giant wave surfers like the American Garrett McNamara and others have won world records thanks to this natural phenomenon caused by the North Canyon. Whether you watch from the sand or at the top of Fort of St. Michael, the view is always breathtaking, with or without giant waves!

Place: North Beach, Nazare Portugal
Salgado Beach

Salgado beach is located between Sao Martinho do Porto and Nazare, in the Silver Coast of Portugal. It's famous for its extensive sandy beach that stretches for more than six kilometres, being the ideal place for those who appreciate tranquility in a natural setting with a horizon to lose sight of. The main access allows you to reach the south-central area of the beach where there's a café and some parking spaces. The wild beauty of the Serra da Pescaria hills embraces this beach, also popular with paragliders and fans of outdoor hiking.

Place: Famalicao, Nazare Portugal
Paragliding - Gralha Beach

Gralha beach, located north of Sao Martinho do Porto, is a favorite spot for paragliding enthusiasts!
Due to the natural conditions of this beach, known for the steep cliffs of the Serra dos Mangues, here it's possible to fly practically all year round. The beach has no support infrastructures and is therefore very appreciated for its natural beauty and extensive sand.

Place: Gralha Beach, Alcobaca Portugal
Boat trips - Nazare

Nazare's water line offers countless activities for those who want to take a boat ride. And you have a lot to choose from!
From sightseeing tours to see dolphins or a visit to the famous North Canyon, where the giant waves surfed by Garrett McNamara are formed. You can also choose a sailing trip or surprise your loved one with a romantic sunset excursion.

Place: Nazare, Portugal

The Norpark aquatic park is located in an area of more than 45 000 m2, where kids and adults can spend an unforgettable day having fun in various aquatic equipments such as swimming pools, slides, jacuzzi, green areas, beach soccer field, among others.
The park also has a restaurant area, snack bars, changing rooms and a free parking lot.

Place: Nazare, Portugal
Jose Malhoa Museum / D. Carlos I Park

The Jose Malhoa Museum brings together an impressive collection of painting, sculpture, medals, drawing and ceramics from the 19th and 20th centuries. Among the painting collections, a section dedicated to Caldas da Rainha Ceramics stands out.
Besides the beauty of the art inside, the exterior of the Museum is one of its strong points, being in the middle of D. Carlos I Park. Here you can take a walk among the gardens, row a boat with your family, go to a café terrace or simply relax on the lawn in front of the Museum.

Place: D. Carlos I Park, Caldas da Rainha Portugal
Medieval Town of Obidos

The Medieval Town of Obidos is one of the most charming places in Portugal. Inside its walls you'll find cobblestone alleys lined with white houses with the typical blue or yellow stripes. In the various shops you can taste the traditional 'ginja' (cherry liquor) in a chocolate cup or visit charming local shops that sell Portuguese handicraft and souvenirs. At the top of the village, near the Castle’s famous Pousada, you'll find the church of S. Tiago, which has been transformed into a bookstore. Also, don't miss the various viewpoints that offer a breathtaking view over the Silver Coast.

Place: Obidos Portugal
International Exhibition of Conventual Pastries & Liqueurs

The Monastery of Alcobaca hosts every year the International Exhibition of Conventual Pastries & Liqueurs, one of the sweetest events in the Silver Coast region.
The beauty of the Monastery of Alcobaca is in itself an excellent reason to visit. Every year, dozens of pâtissiers from all over Portugal participate in this great festival of pastries and conventual liqueurs with their best specialties, as well as several international representatives.

Place: Monastery of Alcobaca, Alcobaca Portugal
New Year's Eve - Sao Martinho do Porto

New Year's Eve is one of the most awaited moments in Sao Martinho do Porto, when the town dresses in glitter and receives visitors and the local community with open arms in a party atmosphere!
The bay lit with fireworks is just one of the reasons to visit Sao Martinho do Porto on New Year's Eve, where there is also no lack of live music, restaurants and cafes by the waterfront where you can taste the delicious regional food and toast to the new year!

Place: Sao Martinho do Porto, Alcobaca Portugal
Carnival of Nazare

The Carnival of Nazare is one of the most popular events on the Silver Coast and one of the best known in Portugal! The preparation for the festivities begins weeks before with the announcement of the Carnival Kings and the various balls that anticipate the festive atmosphere that invades the town at this time of year. Don't miss the Mar-Alto masquerade ball and the parades on the beach, with floats and hundreds of participants dressed to sing and dance to the various songs created every year by the local groups.

Place: Nazare Village and Beach Portugal
Holy Week of Obidos

The Holy Week of Obidos is considered one of the most impressive religious manifestations in the Silver Coast of Portugal and attracts to this village many people united by devotion and culture. The festivities begin with the Procession that takes place at the beginning of Lent and is beautifully decorated with flowers. On Palm Sunday the procession recreates the entrance of Jesus into Jerusalem through the streets of Obidos. The high point of the celebrations takes place on Good Friday with the moving Procession of the Lord's Burial, in which torches light up the streets inside the Castle walls.

Place: Obidos Castle Portugal