The seafarers of Olhão

Following on from Sunday’s Blessing of the Sea I thought I’d share a little bit more about Olhão’s residents. By the late 17th century Olhão had rapidly grown from a small fishing village to a thriving town requiring the Fortress of São Lourenço to be built at the harbour entrance to protect it from pirate raids. […]

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Blessing of the Sea

Think I’ll let the photographs speak for themselves. They are all from today’s tradicional Procissão do Senhor dos Passos in Olhao (Procession of the Lord of the Steps). The procession began after Mass in Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Rosário. From Restoration Square it weaved its way to the sea front. There were a few stops on the […]

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