Next to the Chapel of Apparitions is the place that is dedicated to the offerings of candles, all different shapes and sizes, some are arms, or hands, or legs, a heart, a finger, etc.. With each candle a pilgrim has asked for some healing. That was one of the things I disliked because It sounded more like fetishism than faith. But faith moves mountains and they are grateful and that's what counts. All contact data is from the Basilica.
If you visit Sesimbra, don't miss out on climbing the castle to admire spectacular views of the city, the harbor and the Capuchin Convent, with its windmills waving. You can use the visit to get your strength back, especially if you walk up like I did, in the terrace bar / restaurant that offers you a superb panoramic views. Something for the eyes and mind. Enjoy.
Back at the port of Almada, we took a walk along the river to see a huge ancient ship, an old frigate in a dry dock. Price of entry included an audio guide telling us all about the boat. The interior was very attractive to us and its condition was excellent. We heard stories about the sailors and their voyages and how life was on board. As well as this we heard how sailors were punished for bad behavior.
Casa das Histrias is the name of the museum dedicated to Paula Rego and her great love Victor Willing. It is at the top of Cascais, near some of the most beautiful beaches in the world - a unique, simple, beautiful building, perhaps a little out of place in the traditional area. Maybe that's why it's so interesting. You can spend hours going around the grounds, or sit and drink a strong coffee and savour the silence. The collection is not vast, but it is very interesting. Paula Rego is a successful artist, and has funded this splendid museum.
At the entrance to the vast space that was earmarked originally for the Chapel of the Apparitions, that's also the Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, and the Church of the Holy Trinity, among a host of other services to pilgrims like accommodation and restaurants, is a monument built by the architect J. Carlos Loureiro that opened on August 13, 1994. It contains a piece of the Berlin Wall and reminds one of the messages that the Virgin gave the shepherds in their appearances.
Situated in Old Beach, is one of the beautiful relics that we find when we go through the Avenida Marginal, or Linha de Cascais, both day and night, when the geiser is working you'll surely want to see it! Do not forget your camera, if it's summer, enjoy and bathe in Old Beach.
An incredible experience seeing dolphins (golfinhos in Portuguese) in the open Estuary do Sado. In total, about 28 live here, moving between the open sea and the river. It's a trip of about two and a half hours in a catamaran.
An incredible experience with the population of Sado estuary Dolphins! Tour the Bay of Setbal, to appreciate its monuments, the natural landscape and the treasure of Sado - the Dolphins. If you have time, take a dip in the sea. The two biologists that guide the journey disclosed everything about dolphins and the environment.
This mini tourist train offers a tour of the main points of Fatima, in an area of 9 km and lasted about an hour and leaves every 15 minutes from the stop is ahead Souvenir shop in the Avenida José Alves Correia da Silva, the cost of travel is 3.50 €. In 3 it is a fully painted balcony and looks like locomotive number with the number 1887 and was manufactured in Castelfranco Veneto, Italy. THe Company belongs to the Tourist Circuits Ltd.
A must for those visiting Sintra. A beautiful lake, perfect for a picnic. Directions: head towards Sintra Cascais, and at the roundabout with the IC19 exit, take the exit towards the racetrack. From there, follow the signposts.