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Culture& Ethnography - History e Stories

A Bit of History

From history we write of grandeur of a nation and region. Of the sea always the talks of legends and history of these settlements of the council of Torres Vedras, that spread out and dwell in its extensive littoral.

People attached to land and sea, fervently religious, in terms of devotion and faith, dictating many names, defining the toponymy and narrating many legends.
Santa Cruz - Parish of Silveira
II-VII Century The Worshipping of Santa Helena
XV-XVI Century The Ermitage of Santa Helena
Séc XVI Santa Cruz of Ribamar
Séc XVII The Image of Santa Helena
Séc XIX An Enchanted Place
1800-1959 The Urban Development
1900-1959 Summer Time Destiny
1900-1959 The day to day at the Seaside Resort
1960-???? The Tourist Boom
Porto Novo - Parish of Maceira
XIV Century The Medieval Port of St Denis
A dos Cunhados
Séc XVI-XX Historic Memorial of the Parish Church of Nossa Senhora da Luz
Penafirme - Parish of A-dos-Cunhados
IX-XVI Century The Ancient Convent of Nossa Senhora da Assunção




Text: Artur Henriques
Photos: Artur Henriques & Arquivo da Biblioteca Municipal de Torres Vedras
Published: 2-Feb-2006
Last Update: 26-Mar-2006

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