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This Caminho is for pilgrims on foot,by bicycle,on horseback,by motorcycle or by car.

Bom Caminho!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

2019 - 10th Stage from Monsaraz to Telheiro, Motrinhos, Cabeca, Seixo, Terena to Alandroal, about 33,4 km.

***2019 - 10th Stage between Monsaraz and Alandroal, about 33,4 km.*** *Hanssen-Gruppe Straßbourg France, 1 Woche Caminho Alentejo um Pfingsten mit Jean-Pierre, 7 Tage/7 Etappen.* +++++++ -Stage Monsaraz to Alandroal about 33,4 kms, by Telheiro, passing GNR, following M514. -After about 5,9km right direction Alandroal/Barrada Motrinhos, direction Seixo. -In Seixo right direction Terena/Alandroal N255. *To visit in Terena: - Castelo e Igreja de Terena, - Casa de Terena, Rua Direita, N° 45, *In Terena behind traffic-lights, Café Mato Bon, Terena for Sandwiches and warm drinks,visting former Santiago-Pilgrims, tel. 00351 268 459 147, *Bombeiros Alandroal 00351 268 449 144, entering Alandroal,first road uphill on your right, and at crossing left. *In front of Castelo Posto de Turismo in Alandroal, 00351 268 440 045, attended by 3 friendly ladies, Information about places to sleep for economic Pilgrims-prices, Carimbos in Credencial. *Café do Mercado in Alandroal at the Mercado Municipal behind Castelo/Castle, for warm drinks and sandwiches and friendly service, To visit in Alandroal: - Castelo de Alandroal, - Ponte Romano, - Cooperativa Voz do Povo, Rua Principal, for traditional cheese and typical cakes, - Alandroqueijo, Largo Pêro Rodrigues for goat- and sheep-cheeses. *At Adega dos Ramalhos in Alandroal a Pilgrims-Menu for 12€, closed on Tuesdays, tel. 00351 268 449 490. -----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------- Terrific view of this small castle town from the road between Reguengos and Alandroal. Igreja Matriz de S. Pedro (1394). Reconquering the town under King Sancho 1231. Repopulation under King João I in 1482. -----------------------------------------------------------------*TERENA*
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2019 - 09th Stage between Mourao and Monsaraz, about 15 km.

***2019 - 2008 - Monsaraz on the Caminho de Santiago do Este de Portugal/Oriental desde Tavira-Algarve.*** *Hanssen-Gruppe Straßbourg Frankreich - 1 Woche Caminho Alentejo um Pfingsten mit Jean-Pierre, 7 Tage/7 Etappen. --------------------------------------------------------------- *Places to visit in Monsaraz, Maravilha de Portugal: - Igreja de Santiago, Rua de Santiago, Monsaraz, - Castelo de Monsaraz(Castle of Monsaraz), - Rocha dos Namorados, - Pottery from "Olaria Mufla", Rua dos Celeiros, N° 8, Monsaraz, ------------------------Route from Mourao to Monsaraz: -Leaving Mourao direction Petrolstation, following N-256 crossing different bridges over Guadiana River. After Alqueva Lake first Road right to Monsaraz by M514 UPHILL for about 5kms until roundabout on top, continuing entering into Monsaraz, after about 15kms from Mourao, look back and enjoy the spectacular view! --------------------------------------------------------------- *Posto de Turismo de Monsaraz, Rua Direita(Vina?), tel. 00351 266 557 136 ? Carimbos? / *sleeping at Bombeiros Reguengos de Monsaraz, 00351 266 502 228, / *Residencial "O Gato" Reguengos de Monsaraz, Email: dolce.vita@mail.telepac.pt, tel. 00351 266 502 353 / -in Monsaraz shops, Restaurants and Hostels, info at Posto de Turismo de Monsaraz, ---------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------- Monsaraz, occupied strategic position overlooking the Guadiana Valley. The Castle was rebuild by King Dinis in the 13th Century. Outstanding site. Igreja Matriz, Hospital da Misericórdia. Magnificent panorama. --------------------------------------------------------------- ***2017 MONSARAZ - REGUENGOS DE MONSARAZ, ALDEIA MONUMENTO - FINALISTA 7 MARAVILHAS DE PORTUGAL - ALDEIAS.*** +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Monday, December 7, 2009

Mourão, Etapa 8 do Caminho de Santiago do Este de Portugal/Oriental desde Tavira/Algarve, 2017.

***2019 - 2008, 08th Stage from Moura to Mourao, about34,8 km.*** *Hanssen-Gruppe Straßbourg France, 1 Woche Caminho Alantejo mit Jean-Pierre um Pfingsten, 7 Tage/ 7 Etappen.* -In Moura we recommend: *Residencial Santa Comba, tel. 00351 966 726 256, Email: info@residencialsantacomba.com / opposite of Castelo - pre-book 1 day upfront, mentioning you are Pilgrimming with Valid Credencial, asking for Pilgrims-Discount. *Posto de Turismo de Moura, inside Castelo, tel. 00351 285 251 375 - Carimbos? *Mercado Municipal - outside Castelo, opposite of Residencial Santa Comba, open weekdays from 08h30 on. - *Biblioteca Internet - outside of Castelo, right side of entance-gate - opposite of Igreja Matriz, - *Igreja Matriz de Moura, Carimbos? -Maybe visit Historical Old Town with many restaurants, info Turismo within Castelo - Gardens. -Leaving Moura by Ponte Romano, uphill and first right, you get back on N255 left, direction Barragem d'Alqueva, after about 3,3km right direction Póvoa de S. Miguel by N386. -In Póvoa information Freguesia-Office on the left,(Carimbos?),and maybe time for a bite or warm drink. -Passing the Church on the right leaving direction Mourao by M517. **Moura - Mourao stage about 34.8km. *In Mourao maybe you like to sleep at the Bombeiros 00351 266 586 220. *Posto de Turismo Mourao 00351 266 560 010, *Rest. Braganca Mourao, Menu 12€, 00351 266 586 356. Visit Old Town, Castelo e Igreja, Ceramics from Mourao. ?Turismo Mourao? ---------------------------------------------------------------
Mourão, beautiful whitewashed houses with magnificent Alentejo chimneys. A 13th Century Gothic Castle overlooks from a hilltop the town and surrounding area. Igreja Matriz. Alqueva Lake. --------------------------------------------------------------- ***HISTÓRIA E DIVERSAO PERTO DA FRONTEIRA - MOURAO - PRAIA ATRAI MILHARES OA INTERIOR DO ALENTEJO*** -Concelho marcado por um passado recente que vale la pena conhecer - MOURAO - -O Castelo de Mourao é o ex-líbris desta localidade Alentejana que faz Fronteira com Espanha - -Das Muralhas do Castelo é possível observar a Vila e o Alqueva - -Vila de Mourao, Igreja de Nossa Senhora das Candeias, Castelo e Restaurante Adega Velha - //14.11.2017// -------------------------------------------------------------- *25.03.2019, Segunda-Feira, Diário Correio da Manha, "RAIO DANIFICA TORRE DE CASTELO DE MOURAO". -Uma das torres do Castelo de Mourao ficou ontem muito danificada na sequência de um raio provocado por uma trovoada. As visitas foram de imediato interditas perante o risco de ruir. --------------------------------------------------------------

Thursday, December 3, 2009

2019 - 2008, 08th Stage between Moura and Mourao, about 34,8 km.

***2019 - 2008, 08th Stage between Moura and Mourao, by Póvoa de Sao Miguel, about 34,8 km.*** *Hanssen-Gruppe Straßbourg Frankreich, 1 Woche Caminho Alentejo um Pfingsten mit Jean-Pierre, 7 Tage/7 Etappen.* Leaving Serpa passing by Bombeiros, Rua de Serpa Pinto, direction Moura by N265 direction Brinches. After break maybe near Igreja Brinches again by/beside N265 between Olive-plantations direction Moura. About 3km before Moura "Sources Agua Castello" connected with Perrier! One can walk beside the road along the olive-plantations, away from traffic. Serpa - Brinches - Moura about 32 kms. In Moura we recommend Residencial Santa Comba, tel. 00351 966 726 256, Email:info@residencialsantacomba.com opposite of Castelo - Turismo 00351 285 251 375 - Mercado Municipal - Biblioteca Internet - Igreja Matriz. Maybe visit Historical Old Town with many restaurants, info Turismo within Castelo- Gardens. Leaving Moura by Ponte Romano, uphill and first right, you get back on N255 left, direction Barragem d'Alqueva, after about 3,3km right direction Póvoa de S. Miguel by N386. In Póvoa information Freguesia-Office on the left,(Carimbos?) and maybe time for a bite or warm drink. Passing by the Church on the right side leaving downhill direction Mourao by/orienting on M517, direction Mourao. Moura - Mourao stage about 34.8km. In Mourao maybe you like to sleep at the Bombeiros 00351 266 586 220. Turismo Mourao 00351 266 560 010, Rest. Braganca Mourao, Menu 12€, 00351 266 586 356. Visit Old Town, Castelo e Igreja, Ceramics from Mourao. ?Turismo Mourao? ---------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------- Moura, an ancient town near Guadiana River, rich in heritage of various peoples through time. Elegant manor houses, churches and convents, with beautiful whitewashed houses with cylindrical, domed chimneys and narrow stone streets. Carmo Church and Convent, Mouraria, São João Baptista Church.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

2019 - 2008, 06th / 07th Stage from Mina de Sao Domingos to Serpa, about 36,3 km.

***2019 - 2008, 06th Stage Mina de Sao Domingos to Serpa, about 36,3km. *** *Hanssen-Gruppe Straßbourg France, 1 Woche Caminho Alentejo um Pfingsten mit Jean-Pierre, 7 Tage/ 7 Etappen.* *ROUTE - leaving Mina direction Corte Pinto(3,5 km) and from Freguesia(Carimbo?) back to N-265 right/north direction Serpa, orienting on N-265. Passing by Montalvo(Café left), Vales Mortos(Crossing right Café-Casa do Povo), about 2km further left side Bar Vendinha(sandwiches and drinks, tel. 00351 961 258 542, call to inform you are arriving), downhill crossing Roman Bridge before Santa Iria(after Bridge right opposite Church Café Cuba), and about 7,5 km more to arrive in Serpa. Along N-265 many kms on the left and right side of the road where you can walk on sand, not asphalt, away from traffic. ---------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------- ***2019 - 2008, 07th Stage between Serpa and Moura, about 31,9 km.*** *Serpa-la-Blanche!* *Hanssen-Gruppe Straßbourg Frankreich, 1 Woche Caminho Alentejo um Pfingsten mit Jean-Pierre, 7 Tage/ 7 Etappen.* *ROUTE - Leaving Serpa passing by Bombeiros, (right?) by Rua de Serpa Pinto, crossing(IP8 - N260), straight ahead direction Brinches N-265(10 km), by the Village(Cafés and shops) of Brinches, straight on following N-386 for about 19 km to Moura, end of this Stage. About 2km before entering into Moura you pass by "Source Castello"-Factory in Pissoes-Moura. --------------------------------------------------------------- *Serpa - Under this name also known to the Romans, was not finally reconquered until 1232, but because of dispute repopulated after 1297. Ruined Castle. Beautiful white Alentejo Town.*

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

2019 - 04th Stage between Alcoutim and Mértola, Renascida para a vida.

***2019 - 2008, 04th Stage between Alcoutim and Mértola, about 36,9 km.***"Mértola, Renacida para a vida".*** *ROUTE - leaving Pousada of Alcoutim LEFT ! until EM-507, right uphill passing by Cortes Pereiras(Café) and by Afonso Vicente until N-122(km 10). Right direction Mértola along N-122 passing by Santa Marta(km 1), downhill until Bridge over Rio Vascao entering Alentejo Province. Continue following N-122 uphill by Sedas, by Espirito Santo(Café) and Álamo crossing (Café), and after Roman Bridge about 3,5 km until entering Mértola, meaning crossing another Bridge(R-L) uphill to Bombeiros de Mértola, Castle and Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao, passing also Posto de Turismo in Mértola. ----------------------------------------------------------------- ***HACHETTE - LE Routard - Portugal 2018*** -Francais: Mértola "être le premier siège des chevaliers de l'ordre de Santiago" -----------------------------------------------------------------
Mértola known to the Romans as Myrtilis one of four Municipia in Lusitania. Spectacular Castle, dominating the former Roman City of Anas by Guadiana River.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

*2nd and 3rd Stage, up to Foz de Odeleite, and next up to Alcoutim

***ROUTE Stage 02, (VRSA 4km to Castro Marim) 2km to Monte Francisco(Residencial-Rest. "Sabores da Beira"), 3km to Junqueira(Taberna), 4km to Azinhal(Busstop), 6km uphill N-122 to crossing and 6km right direction Alcaria, Foz de Odeleite(Rest."Arcos do Guadiana") and if necessary 3km more direction Álamo("Paisagem do Guadiana"T.R.), tot. 24km - from VRSA 28km.(2009/2010 and Paisagem 2016, tel.00351 962 057 524). --------------------------------------------------------------- ***2019, Internet-guiding mixed European Group, 6 pax starting from Tavira on 22.01.2019 on foot to Santiago in 34 days, 952,5 km. / 6-pack. // *Stage 02-2010: -Leaving Castro Marim by N122 direction Monte Francisco / Alcoutim. -Castro Marim / Monte Francisco / Junqueira / Azinhal / Alcaria / Foz de Odeleite / Álamo: T.R.-Paisagem do Guadiana, tel. 00351 962 057 524 / --------------------------------------------------------------- From Teresa(Residencial-Rest. "Sabores da Beira" Monte Francisco, by Junqueira, Azinhal, Alcaria, Foz de Odeleite to Álamo, and maybe to Alcoutim (Auberge de Jeunesse/Pousada de Juventude, tel. 00351 281 546 004). --------------------------------------------------------------- *ROUTE Stage 03-2010: -Leaving Álamo to Guerreiros do Rio by EM507 passing by Laranjeiras to Alcoutim's Youth Hostel. If you sleep tonight in Alamo, Paisagem do Guadiana, it is about 15 km to Pousada de Juventude in Alcoutim, Sr. Vitor, tel. 00351 281 546 004, 10% discount with Valid Credencial. -Carimbos in Alcoutim: Igreja Sao Salvador, tel. 00351 281 498 421, if open, Posto Turismo, tel. 00351 281 546 179, Bilioteca Municipal, Sra. Arends,"Casa dos Condes" or Pousada de Juventude at Reception, registering with Valid Credencial, 10% discount for Pilgrims on the Caminho! --------------------------------------------------------------- Next Stage to Mértola about 36-37kms, from Pousada left until first Crossing, right uphill EM 507 by Cortes Pereira and Afonso Vicente until N122 right direction Mértola passing Santa Marta, about 12km. Following N122 crossing bridge Rib. do Vascao entering Alentejo Province, in Sedas, right Escola Primaria dedicated to Caminhos de Santiago, uphill by the school keep left after the well, and back left to N122, right on N122 direction Mértola, stay on left side of the road, because of traffic!, prudence s.v.p. From Espirito Santo, coffee, sandwiches (Casa Verde?), about 12km until first Bridge in Mértola, where you can ask shelter for the night at the Bombeiros, tel. 00351 286 610 010, Donativo please do not forget! Carimbo Turismo Mértola, 00351 286 610 109, Pilgrimsmenu with Valid Credencial at Rest. Boa Viagem / minda.lamp@hotmail.com / maybe also Breakfast next day! -------------------------------------------------------------- Next Stage from Mértola uphill for about 5km by N265 after Bridge over Guadiana River direction Mina de S. Domingos, Pensao Restaurante Sao Domingos, 10% discount for Pilgrims with valid Credencial, ruibrazconceicao@hotmail.com / tel. 00351 286 647 187. Distance stage Mértola - Mina de S. Domingos about 17,6 km. --------------------------------------------------------------
Alcoutim was reconquered during the reign of King Sancho II in 1240. The town of Alcoutim was not repopulated until the reign of King Dinis, who granted it a charter in 1304 and granted it to the Military Order of Sant'Iago (Saint James). Beautiful Castle including Museum. ALCOUTIM: Foi conquistada pelos cristaos no reinado de D. Sancho II, em 1240, sendo, entao, construido o castelo. Aqui se assinou a paz de 31 de Marco de 1371 com Castela, mas, em breve D. Fernando voltaria à guerra com o reino vizinho. Obras recentes desobstruíram a porta nascente, com vista para a vila e para o Rio Guadiana. A porta norte mantém, aproximada- mente, as características primitivas. Um baluarte do século XVII, em vez de ter artilharia, tem flores, constituindo um jardim em socalcos. Um museu etnografico foi, também, instalado no recinto fortificado, sobre as gentes e os habitos da terra. Daqui se contempla soberbo panorama sobre o rio, com a povoacao andaluza de San Lucar, igualmente fortificada, na outra margen.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tavira, Entre Igrejas e Pontes, O Caminho de Santiago do Este de Portugal/Oriental, Séc.XIII.

***2019 / 2008 / 2009 / 2010 / 2014 / 2017 / 2018 // First Stage Tavira to Castro Marim, about 25,5 km.*** *Caminho de Santiago do Este de Portugal/Oriental desde Tavira-Algarve, (1239)1242, by Eastern Provinces north,952,5 km.* -Igreja Matriz de Santiago Tavira, Conceicao, Cacela Velha(ESURI), Manta Rota, Altura, Sao Bartolomeu do Sul to Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Mártires in Castro Marim(BAESURIS),25,5 km.*Shelter fo the night on the Caminho, 2 km after Castro Marim on the Way in Monte Francisco, Residencial-Restaurant "Sabores da Beira", left-left, ask for Pilgrims-Rates with Valid Credencial, Sra. Teresa, 00351 281 542 071.* ****ROUTE Stage 01, about 25,5 km, TAVIRA - BAESURIS(CASTRO MARIM).**** -Leaving Tavira: Igreja de Santiago (Padre Miguel Neto, 00351 / Padre Raphael 00351 ) / Rua D. Paio P. Correia / Rua de la Liberdade / Praça da República / Ponte Romana / Rua Jaques Pessoa / Largo da Caracolinha / Rua Poeta Emiliano da Costa / Largo Nossa Senhora de Livramento / Rua Vale Caranguejo / Ecovia / blockage Bridge Almargem!!! - setas / direction Cabanas-Conceicao / Cacela Velha / Manta Rota / Altura / São Bartolomeu do Sul / Castro Marim ( Baesuris). marked with yellow arrows - setas-amarelas until Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Mártires in Castro Marim.(since Sept. 2009.) --------------------------------------------------------------- ***2019 Internet-guiding mixed European Group, 6 pax starting from Tavira on 22.01.2019 to Santiago in 34 days, 6-pack. *Some first information, because this group arrived without giving notice upfront, a free-challenge for A.C.E.P.!* -Shelter for the night in Altura, Monte Gordo, Vila Real de Santo António and behind Castro Marim, in Monte Francisco. We reccommend Hotel Praia Azul in Altura, 00351 281 956 770, Pilgrims-Rates with Credencial, / Hotel Casablanca Inn in Monte Gordo, 00351 281 511 444 / hotel@casablancainn.pt,40% discount for Pilgrims with Valid Credencial! / A.L. Baixa Mar in Vila Real de Santo António, near Marina , Guadiana River, Main Square and Igreja Matriz, €15,- p.p.p.n. with Valid Credencial, no Breakfast! / Monte Francisco, 2km behind Castro Marim, Residencial-Café-Restaurant "Sabores da Beira", Sra.Teresa tel. 00351 281 542 071, Pilgrimsmenu and Rates with Valid Credencial. / in Junqueira left Taberna do Gil e Graca, sandwiches and warm drinks, in Azinhal left, busstop Café, sandwiches and warm drinks, / in Alcaria right side direction Foz de Odeleite, Albertos Café-Restaurant, Pilgrimsmenu on request, tel. 00351 963 221 204 / Email: tchuky@live.com.pt / in Foz de Odeleite, left side, Busstop - Restaurante Arcos do Guadiana, 00351 965 036 540, in Alamo about 3km direction Alcoutim T.R. Paisagem do Guadiana, by Guadiana River, Pilgrims Rates with Monte do Álamo, Barranco das Pereiras, Valid Credencial after Resrvation! tel. 00351962 057 524. (km 28.) in Alcoutim Pousada de Juventude, 10% discount with Valid Credencial, Sr. Vitor, alcoutim@movijovem.pt -tel. 00351 281 546 004 / ----------------------------------------------------------------- You can receive dayly by Email information about the next Stage, and in Portugal you may use a Computer in Public Libraries! There are libraries in VRSA, Castro Marim, Alcoutim, Mértola etc. In Portugal it is best to Pre-Book 1 day upfront! **2017 First Stage TAVIRA - CASTRO MARIM(BAESURIS) about 25,5 km** *2017 Stage 1-B(August 2015 and May 2016), Conceicao, Cacela Velha, Manta Rota, Altura, S. Bart., Monte Gordo , VRSA.). ---------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------- Tavira was once assumed to have been Roman Balsa, near Luz de Tavira, as we know now. It was reconquered from the Moors in 1239 (1242?), and raised to the rank of City in 1520. Igreja Matriz de Santiago de Tavira. --------------------------------------------------------------- Igreja da Misericórdia Tavira século XVI
-------------------------------------------------------------- During the ages after the Reconquest of Tavira, Pilgrims on their Way to Santiago de Compostela, were assisted in Tavira from 1425 on, in the "Hospital do Espirito Santo", which also served as Hostel or Refugio. Inside of the Misericórdia Church, built between 1541 to 1551, in Tavira we can see on tiles (1760) the Works of Compassion, 7 from the Body and 7 from the Spirit and scenes of the Life of Jesus Christ (see pictures above). --------------------------------------------------------------

Friday, November 27, 2009

2019 - 2nd Stage Espanha - Ferry, VRSA, Castro Marim, Monte Francisco, Junqueira, Azinhal, Alcaria, Foz de Odeleite to Monte de Álamo about 28 km.

***2019 - 2nd Stage, leaving from VRSA(Espanha by Ferry), after 6 km from Castro Marim(Baesuris), after 2 km more from Monte Francisco(Residencial Sabores da Beira), 3 km more to Junqueira, 4 km uphill to Azinhal(Break?), 6 km uphill direction Odeleite, turn right direction Alcaria(+4km), break at "Alberto's, and downhill to Guadiana River, in Foz de Odeleite, Arcos do Guadiana/Busstop left, and 2,5 km further to Monte do Álamo to end the Stage, total+30 km about.***(T.R. Paisagem do Guadiana, Barranco das Pereiras, Monte do Álamo, tel. 00351 962 057 524, Email: paisagemguadiana@gmail.com / ----------------------------------------------------------------
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Roman Baesuris, now Castro Marim, with a huge Castle, the first headquarters of the Order of Christ before its transfer to Tomar. ----------------------------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------------------------- ***CASTRO MARIM*** A gravura do Livro das Fortalezas, de Duarte de Armas, mostra que, no século XVI, um esteiro ainda chegava ao sopé da muralha de Castro Marim e aì havia um cais. Hoje, a vila está 6 km afastada do mar e já nao è banhada directamente pelo Guadiana. Ocupada em 1242 pela Ordem de Santiago, os estrategos Portugueses nunca mais perderam de vista o seu valor defensivo, perto do mar e de um troco navegável do Guadiana. A muralha que chegou aos nossos dias rodeia o topo da colina, delimitando um recinto de hectare e meio. Diversas canhoneiras testemunham a adaptacao do castelo medieval à artilharia. D. Joao IV mandou refazer e melhorar as muralhas antigas mas mandou também erguer um novo forte, o de Sao Sebastiao, na colina fronteira. Adaptado ao uso da artilharia e de perfil baixo, ainda hoje permanece, pronto para o combate. 12.03.2016. --------------------------------------------------------------- *The Mighty Fortresses(Castelo) dominates the small town of Castro Marim(Baesuris). Inside the walls we can find the ruins of Igreja de Santiago, where Prince Henry the Navigator(Infante Dom Henrique) has prayed. ----------------------------------------------------------------
-------------------------------------------------------------- ***Since 25.07.2016., Dia de Santiago, a Saint-Statue has returned to Castro Marim(Baesuris), Igreja Matriz da Nossa Senhora dos Martires, Paróquia de Sao Tiago - Santiago Parish of Castro Marim, see photograph, Apóstolo Santiago.*** //06.11.2016.//