GOING DOWN THE ROAD FROM PORTO TO NAZARÉ
While it was difficult to depart from Porto and put our Douro River adventures behind us, we looked forward to visiting the picturesque seaside village of Nazaré.
On our way to Nazaré, we stopped in Alcobaça
to see the Monastery.
While the facade is weathered, the carving and architecture is remarkable. The interior is majestic.
The town consists of three neighbourhoods: Praia (along the beach), Sítio (an old village, on top of a cliff) and Pederneira (another old village, on a hilltop). Praia and Sítio are linked by the Nazaré Funicular railway. [courtesy of Wikipedia]
QUINTA DAS ROSAS
We stayed at a Quinta on the cliff overlooking the ocean and Praia.
At the end of the long driveway was the bed and breakfast accommodation that would be our home for the next three days…
Complete with free-range chickens and peacocks.