The Peniche Fortress
is located in the municipality of Peniche
in Leiria District
. Built on the site of the former Castle of Atouguia da Baleia, of which only a few vestiges remain, initial construction took place in 1557 and 1558 but there have been numerous subsequent modifications. Its defensive walls surround an area of two hectares, divided into upper and lower parts. The fortress has served a number of functions including that of a political prison during the authoritarian Estado Novo
is a Portuguese municipality in Oeste region and Leiria District, in historical Estremadura province of Portugal. It is one of the most popular seasides.
The waves at Praia do Norte, Nazare, are famed for being among the largest in the world. In November 2011, surfer Garrett McNamara, who resides in Hawai'i, surfed a record-breaking giant wave: 78 feet (23.8 m) from trough to crest, at Nazare.
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