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Lord Jesus of Chagas

The legend


In Sesimbra, the legend of Senhor Jesus das Chagas takes place in the mid-16th century, with the appearance of the image of Jesus Christ on In Sesimbra the legend of Senhor Jesus das Chagas occurs in the middle of the sixteenth century, with the appearance of the image of Jesus Christ on the beach. The fishermen felt protected and since then proclaimed Senhor Jesus das Chagas as their patron.
Every year the party of Senhor Jesus das Chagas is celebrated from April 24th to May 5th. The procession takes place every May 4th with everybody out at streets of Sesimbra.

Our Lady of Cabo Espichel

The oldest


The procession takes place in the last weekend of September, and it is considered the oldest party of the Village. The party offers lots of excitement with dances. In the time of the Monarchy, the royal family attended annually for the festivities.


Xávega Art

Millennial Fishing


The traditional millenarian fishing called Art of Xávega is a type of fishing in which the net is fixed to a cable on the sand and then it is taken to the sea by a boat. Through a circular movement it makes the net to be exteriors somo several meters of the coast, returning to the beach with the other cable. This tradition takes place in the Bay of Sesimbra and Meco´s Beach, attracting many tourists who help pull the nets. The fishermen as a form of thanks, offer the well-deserved "share" of the fishery.


Aiola is a typical vessel from Sesimbra, every year there is Aiolas regatta in the bay.

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