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Place : Sesimbra / Cape Espichel

Theme: Sanctuary complex - of Our Lady of the Cape – Twilight…2009

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Cabo Espichel (Cape Espichel), Is a cape located near Sesimbra, Portugal. Tourists are drawn there due to breathtaking views of its cliffs facing the Atlantic Ocean.
Situated on the cliffs of Cape Espichel in the Chapel of Our Lady of memory, along the majestic architectural ensemble of the Shrine of Marino Cape is to perhaps the oldest deposit dinosaurs known.
There is a legend about an old man from Alcabideche (near Sintra) and an old woman from Caparica, both of whom went to the cape at the same time prophesying an apparation of the Virgin, who duly appeared riding on a mule (hence the name Pedra da Mua given to the promontory). The footprints of the mule of Our Lady are nothing more nor less than the numerous dinosaur prints to be found there. The sanctuary is apparently XV century in origin, but it must have been the starting point of a pilgrimage, wich made its way from the interior to the coast across the Serra da Arrábida, wich itself is part of the same mythical system, with numerous pre-historic grottoes, some of wich were used until the Early Middle Ages. This magic place. Cape Espichel is a place of equinoctial worship. The actual churche founded in 1707, is strangely close to the "west". Various pilgrimages converge on the sanctuary from both sides of the River Tagus.

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