Nazaré beach is famous for its powerful waves, but I remember a quiet day of walking along the shore when the waves were gentle.

June 10th is Portugal Day, Dia de Camões, de Portugal e das Comunidades Portuguesas. I wish I was celebrating by showing photographs of places in Portugal I could be visiting this year instead of having to rely on the memory of visits of long ago. Here’s a very small sample of some places I am grateful to have seen while travelling through Portugal.

Wishing everyone a Feliz Dia de Portugal, wherever you are.

The town square in Évora

Lovely architecture in Portalegre

The charming streets of Marvão on a sunny day




The magical Palace Hotel do Bussaco

Palace Hotel do Bussaco


Sunlight splashing colour brought out the beauty of Évora Cathedral

Lift up your eyes to the elegant dome of the Basílica de Mafra

The Cistercian Mosteiro de Alcobaça (below)



 Unfinished Chapels at Batalha Monastery

This is one of my favourite photographs because it tells a story. The woman walking with a red bag says so much.

I end with this photograph taken at Lagoa do Fogo in São Miguel, Azores

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17 Responses to PORTUGAL DAY

  1. Kathie B says:

    Glad you didn’t forget the islands. 🙂

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  2. crr29061 says:

    I loved seeing and walking through Batalha when we were in Portugal. amazing place! Also, I thought Obidos was cool too 🙂

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    • thetorzorean says:

      Hi Curtis, so glad to know you have been to Batalha and especially that you liked Obidos because, as it so happens, my next post is going to be photos of Obidos on its own. Feliz Dia de Portugal to you my amigo. Emanuel


  3. Carol Wells-Gordon says:

    Beautiful photos Emanuel. Happy Portugal Day!!

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  4. dulcedelgado says:

    Aqui, aí ou noutro qualquer lugar onde haja portugueses, formamos e somos um belo país!

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  5. Ilda says:

    Likewise, Emanuel, happy Portugal Day! Your photos include some of my favourite and dearest places in Portugal: Nazaré, the Alcobaça Monastery and Lagoa do Fogo. So good to get a glimpse or them today, thanks to you.

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  6. A very descriptive collection of pics. I enjoyed them all.

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  7. Nuno França says:

    Tão bom!
    E aquela última foto, especial! 😀

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  8. Such a beautiful post to read of your experiences with Portugal. Thanks for sharing these beautiful pics. I just did something on my experience from a Portuguese Colonised Goa along with a FREE recipe of Sorpotel an awesome Portuguese Delicacy, feel free to visit my post to check it out. Hope you like it as much as I liked yours.

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