"Nazare - A quaint and booming seaside resort" Top 5 Page for this destination Nazaré by HORSCHECK

Nazaré Travel Guide: 159 reviews and 498 photos

On our way to the 5th VT Euromeet in Cascais, we also visited Nazare for a few days just before we headed off to Lisbon.

Nazare has about 15.000 inhabitants and is located on Portugal's west coast halfway between Coimbra and Lisbon. With its long sandy beach Nazare has become a popular seaside resort, but still it has kept a bit of the charm of a traditional Portuguese fishing village.

Among the highlights is a visit of Nazare's clifftop district of Sitio from where magnificient views of the town and the beach can be enjoyed. It is also home to the Baroque Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazare, whose history dates back to the 14th century.

“The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood,
and the sound of outer ocean on a beach”
--- Henry Beston ---

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quaint historic city centre; panoramic views from Sitio.
  • Cons:Crowded with tourists in the summer.
  • In a nutshell:Portugal's quaint and booming seaside resort.
  • Last visit to Nazaré: May 2009
  • Intro Updated Mar 15, 2014
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jul 26, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Holger, Great page on this town! The meals look large and good!

  • MalenaN's Profile Photo
    Apr 8, 2014 at 10:05 AM

    The hotel with the sea view sounds to be very nice (at least off season) and the north beach looks great!

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Mar 16, 2014 at 1:47 AM

    Me again, coming back for another look at this updated page. Sounds like you found a great hotel for your three days in Nazaré.

  • Regina1965's Profile Photo
    Mar 15, 2014 at 1:59 PM

    Your main photo of the boat is so beautiful and tranquil. Good tips, makes me want to go to a warmer climate.

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo
    Aug 23, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    I am passing through Nazare in the near future. Your page was most informative. Thanks for sharing!

  • ElenaKKKK's Profile Photo
    Sep 14, 2011 at 12:03 PM

    Hi))) It was just day trip: we stayed 5 nights in Obidos and everyday took the first bus we caught to the final station:-) One of these buses was bus to Nazare:-) Grilled sardines were excellent:-)Lena

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2011 at 5:08 AM

    Hello, Holger! ~ It's great to read your interesting pages and see your amazing photos...Thanks!~

  • slothtraveller's Profile Photo
    Jul 27, 2011 at 2:24 PM

    ...restaurant tips has made me hungry! :-)

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2011 at 9:25 AM

    What a grand group of tips. Such a great place to stay and at such a wonderful price. Your photographs are always excellent. The restaurant tips were varied, precise, and tantalizing. This lovely place is my kind of place to visit.

  • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2011 at 11:11 PM

    Fantastic views in Praia do Norte and Nau dos Corvos, Holger! Yummy restaursnts tips. Portugal is also in my wish list. All the best from frosty Moscow (is it spring? haha!)


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