The picturesque village of Nazaré got its name from a statue of the Virgin Mary brought to town from Nazareth by a monk in the 4th century. Today it is Portugal's most famous fishing village, having always drawn visitors to its beach and genuinely colorful life. Until not too long ago, fishermen were still seen using oxen to pull their brightly painted boats from the ocean and even today many locals still wear their characteristic traditional costumes -- the fishermen have check shirts…
CAPELA DA MEMÓRIA, localizada no promontório do SÍTIO DA NAZARÉ - Portugal - Our Lady of Nazareth is the name given to an image carved in wood, with about 25 cm in height, with Mary seated on a bench nursing the infant Jesus, with faces and hands painted color "brown". According to oral tradition have been carved by St. Joseph carpenter when Jesus was still a baby, and the faces and hands painted, decades later, by St. Luke. She is venerated at the Shrine of Our Lady of Nazareth,
The veteran surfer Garrett McNamara looks likely to have broken the world record for the highest wave ever ridden. He caught the wave off the coast of Nazaré in Portugal on January 28 2013. It was reportedly an amazing 100ft high (30.48m), although that is subject to verification. Picture: REUTERS
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Nossa Senhora de Nazaré, Nazaré, Leiria, Oueste, Centro, Portugal. Black Virgo Lactans statue said carved by St. Joseph, painted by St. Luke, brought from Nazareth to Spain in the 400s by monk Ciriaco and to Portugal in 711 by monk Rodrigo. "Possibly carved in the 1300-1400s" (Pedro Penteado, Peregrinos da memória, Estudos de história religiosa 1, U. Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 1998).
Nazaré + Sitio da Nazaré + Praia do Norte aerial view. Today it is Portugal's most famous fishing village, having always drawn visitors to its beach and genuinely colorful life. Until not too long ago, fishermen were still seen using oxen to pull their brightly painted boats from the ocean, and even today many locals still wear their characteristic traditional costumes.
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Phoenician ships used to ply the coast of southern Spain and along the coast of present-day Portugal. The fishermen of Nazaré and Aveiro in Portugal are traditionally of Phoenician descent. This can be seen today in the unusual and ancient design of their boats, which have soaring pointed bows and are painted with mystical symbols.