Perhaps the most famous fishing village on the Atlantic Coast of Portugal, Nazare earned its place in history over 800 years ago, when the story of the `Miracle of Nazare` was first told. According to legend, the Virgin Mary helped to save the sheriff of a nearby village and his horse from plummeting to their deaths over a promontory, now called O Sitio. A small chapel was built as tribute, the Ermida de Memoria, which still stands today.
The sea is very integral to the culture and history of Nazare, and you can see that at the port and Nazare Beach, where fishermen still bring in their catches and dry them on stretcher racks like they did hundreds of years ago. Nazare Beach and the beaches to the north and south offer a multitude of vacation options, in particular some of the best surfing and bodyboarding in all of Portugal. Let all of your cares melt away in scenic Nazare.
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