Nazaré is unique.
The intensity of its sea, the beauty of its beaches and the authenticity of its people are some reasons to visit one of the most enchanting and famous villages in Portugal.
Casas do Quico are also unique.
Located in central Nazaré and near the beach, each house has with its own character:
Casa do Joaquim da Praia, at the typical Bairro dos Pescadores
Casa da Irene, at the lively Rua Adrião Batalha
Casa do Quico, at the central Avenida de Olivença.
These are homes with Nazarene soul, which mix local tradition with the contemporary comfort and design.
Come and stay at home with us in Nazaré.
It all began at Bairro dos Pescadores of Nazaré, more precisely at house number 16 of Rua B.
Our grandmother Irene began to rent her house to tourists during summertime, to save for winter. Like many women of her generation, grandmother Irene walked up and down the streets of Nazaré, addressing tourists always with a smile. Some of the customers stayed year after year, almost being part of the family.
Later, grandmother Irene built with grandfather Joaquim da Praia a few small rooms around the main house, like other residents in the neighbourhood. In the mid-1980s, this house is purchased by our family. Some improvements were made, whether in the house or in the courtyard, to better use the house for rent in the summer.
Nazaré is one of the most beautiful and picturesque villages of Portugal. Its beauty and uniqueness has been captured by several artists: writers, painters, photographers, filmmakers.
More recently, Nazaré has been all over world media, thanks to extreme surfers like Garrett McNamara - who challenged the giant waves of Praia do Norte, to the point of being awarded the Guinness World Record for the largest wave ever surfed on 1 November 2011. Praia do Norte has thus become one of the main attractions of Nazaré today: we recommend it be visited especially in autumn and winter, when its waves reach impressive dimensions.
But before Praia do Norte made global headlines, Nazaré was already quite known. In the post World War II, Nazaré was visited by some of the greatest photojournalists of all time, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edouard Boubat and Jean Dieuzaide. Interestingly, the young photographer Stanley Kubrick also has been at Nazaré in 1947, in what would be his only photographic job outside the United States, for Look magazine.