My Holiday In Portugal

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Sesimbra and Cabo Espichel






On this day we visited Sesimbra and Cabo Espichel. Sesimbra has a small beach. It is visited by many tourists and visitors. Through out the whole year windsurf and surf is practiced. It still has a small fishing influence.

Cabo Espichel is located about 15 minutes away from Sesimbra. Its located right on the edge of the coast. The second most westernly point in europe. The hills are so high. It was very windy that day. I dear not go near the edge. I only toke two photos. One of them is of the Sanctuary, called Santuario da Nossa Senhora da Pedra Mua.

3 Comments:

  • At 3:31 AM, Blogger J.A. said…

    The name is "Nossa Senhora da Pedra da Mua"

    "Mua" is the arcaic form of "Mula" (mule) - "Our Lady of Mule Stone". The legend tells that Our Lady climbed up the riff on a mule, and the footprints are still visible. But the scientists say the footprints are from jurassic dinosaurs.

    The legend:
    http://www.mnhn.ul.pt/dinos/public_html/Jazidas/Espichel/SenhoraCabopequena.jpg

    The dinosaur footprints:
    http://www.mnhn.ul.pt/dinos/public_html/Jazidas/Espichel/P%20Mua2.jpg

     
  • At 12:26 PM, Blogger patricia said…

    yes i know of this legend.

     
  • At 4:25 AM, Blogger J.A. said…

    So, it is not "Nossa Senhora Pedra Nua".

     

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