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Monday, February 28, 2011

Visit the Church of San Pedro - San Pedro (Peniche)

The Church of St. Peter Parish is located in São Pedro (Peniche). Its construction dates from the late sixteenth century.
The façade is divided into three main parts. At the center, is a narthex, with a round arch, about two square pilasters that support it. A little above this, there is a circular eyepiece. Even beyond this, is a triangular, ending the gable. On the right side of the facade, is a bell tower, topped by a spire.
The church interior is divided into two main aisles and a great central nave. In the first, the highlights are altars dedicated to Our Lord of Bonfim, Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem and San Pedro de Alcantara, gilded baroque. In the nave, we highlight the main chapel, dedicated to St. Peter, and his altarpiece also gilded baroque, as well as several eighteenth century paintings depicting episodes from the life of the saint, such as Quo vadis? and the miraculous catch by Pedro Peixoto.
In the sacristy, you can find a baroque painting depicting the Holy Family, probably dating from the late sixteenth century.

Visit the Grotto Furninha - San Pedro (Peniche)

The Furninha Cave, located in the Parish of San Pedro (Peniche), corresponds to a natural cavity, since it is the most important pre-historical county.
It is located beside the sea, this cave formed in limestone of the Lower Jurassic, was occupied between the Middle Paleolithic to the end of the Chalcolithic and was excavated in 1880 by Nery Delgado, one of the great pioneers of geology and archeology Portuguese.
Used for shelter and burial ground, this season prehistoric provided an extensive archaeological, where highlight the varied fauna of the Quaternary that lived there then (like hyenas, deer, boars, bears, etc..) and the findings of human remains, as stone and bone tools (bifaces, arrow heads, polished stone axes).

Visit the Castle Moat - San Pedro (Peniche)

Visit the Fort of Peniche - San Pedro (Peniche)

The Peniche Fort, located in the Parish of San Pedro (Peniche), it is still an imposing military structure that deserves a visit. There is a museum (since 1984) that illustrates the history of Peniche (with archaeological and local crafts, for example) and that evokes the anti-fascist resistance, recalling that he served as a strong political prison during the regime of the Estado Novo.
The famous trail Peniche was one of the most spectacular in the history of Portuguese fascism, because it is one of the highest security prisons in the New State.
On January 3, 1960 to evade the strong Peniche: Alvaro Cunhal, Joaquim Gomes, Carlos Costa, Jaime Serra, Francisco Miguel, Jose Carlos, Guilherme Carvalho, Pedro Soares, Rogério de Carvalho and Francisco Martins Rodrigues.

Due to the constant attacks by pirates D. Manuel Ibuilt a castle / fortress site, although the work has just been completed during the reign of King Sebastian in 1570. Already during the 60 years of rule in Philippine Portugal, important infrastructure works at the fort, making it a true war square.

Visit Cape Carvoeiro Lighthouse - San Pedro (Peniche)

The Cape Carvoeiro is located at Cape Carvoeiro, Parish of San Pedro (Peniche).
The tower is square brick, white, with outbuildings. The Lantern and service balcony, red.
The lighthouse is situated at an altitude of 57 meters above sea level and has a height of 27 meters. The light has a range of approximately 15 nautical miles.

Visit the Bandstand Peniche - San Pedro (Peniche)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Visit Carreiro Joannes - San Pedro (Peniche)

Visit Cabo Carvoeiro - San Pedro (Peniche)

Cabo Carvoeiro is situated on the edge of the peninsula of Peniche, in the Parish of San Pedro (Peniche). It has great natural and landscape value, with a variety of strongly eroded limestone cliffs and fields of lapiás.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Visit the Chapel of Our Lady of Remedies - São Pedro (Peniche)

The Chapel of Our Lady of Remedies, located in the Parish of San Pedro (Peniche), is the foundation of a sanctuary dedicated to the Marian cult. The chapel has been built probably in the century. XVI.
This temple has a chancel which is venerated image of Our Lady, the panels of painted tiles recalling episodes from the Passion of Christ, and the call of the Dead Lord chapel, where a venerated image of Christ, dubbed Lord of Remedies.

Visit Baleal Beach - Ferrel

The Baleal beach, divided in practice into two Baleal South Beach where the sea differs from Baleal Beach North. Here you can go swimming smoothly, with relatively calm sea, these waves is not the number one choice of surfers.
In North Beach Baleal now the sea is rough, being more attractive for surfing.

Visit Praia da Serra d'El Rei - Ferrel

Visit the Island Beach Baleal - Ferrel

Visit Baleal Island - Ferrel

The island Baleal is a small island located in the Town of Ferrel, separated from the mainland by a tombola, forming a beach of fine white sand. Following on the bay there are still the islet and the islet of the Doves Away
Baleal inherited the name of the function that these rocks played in the last place of whaling. This small island was the place to cut and fit of whales on their migration route to the northern seas were the target of fishermen.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Visit the Chapel of St. Stephen - Ferrel

The Hermitage Stephen, located in the Town of Ferrel, is a temple built on the rock, possibly dating from the century. XVI and XVII.
The building is small, has a populist character facade, and inside is a single nave. It is covered with tiles sixteenth and seventeenth century
A pair of St. Stephen, is venerated in this chapel, Our Lady of Mercy.

Visit the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Guia - Ferrel

The Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Guia, located in the Town of Ferrel, is classified as a Public Interest.

Visit Windmill's Fialho - Conceição (Peniche)

Visit the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição - Conceição (Peniche)

Visit Touril of Batagram

The Touril of Batagram is one of the rarest and oldest examples of its kind in Portugal. Being probably the century. XVIII, Touril, as the name suggests, corresponds to a structure used as a stage of leads bullfighting.
In this structure there are still a number of stone pillars, carved in the ground, defining the "arena", featuring the traditional three holes.

Visit the Friars Beach - Batagram

The Friar's Beach, located in the Town of Batagram, has a magnificent view, which emphasizes the contrast between the vegetation of the slope with the ocean out of sight.

Visit the Beach Supertubos - Batagram

The Supertubos Beach, located in the Town of Batagram, is famous worldwide for its tubular waves ideal for surfing. It is located south of Peniche and is sheltered by the north wall of the port.

Visit Consolation Beach - Batagram

The Consolation Beach, located in the Town of Batagram, is extensive sands and calm seas. This beach is divided in two by the strong consolation.
Due to the high iodine content is very popular for orthopedic treatments.

Visit the Pelourinho Batagram

The Pillory Batagram plain shaft has settled on the basis of three steps. It is surmounted by a capital quite worked.

Visit the Castle Walls - Batagram

The walls of the castle, located in the Town of Batagram, are the ruins of the castle that would have been a Moslem fortress.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Visit the windmill Bernardino - Batagram

Visit the Church of St Leonard - Batagram

St Leonard's Church, located in the Town of Batagram, is the Romanesque-Gothic church has three naves, which stands in the middle. It has pointed arches and columns topped by cylindrical cubic capitals where there are fantastic animals, human heads, twisted cords, etc.. One of the side chapels have tile seventeenth century, and beside her, there is a bas-relief in white limestone, the fourteenth century, representing the Nativity. The baptismal font is from 1562.

Visit the Church of San Bernardino - Batagram

The Church of San Bernardino, located in the Town of Batagram, was built in the year 1451.