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ERICEIRA

Ericeira is a fishing village 50 km (31 miles) northeast of Lisbon, 25 km (16 miles) from Sintra and 10 km (6 miles) from Mafra. It has has the Atlantic Ocean as an eternal companion. Out of this relationship, the sun has given the best of its light and an ocean of traditions has been born.
The hospitality of its people, the harmony of the "old village" with its narrow cobblestone streets, characteristic housing, singular monuments, the sea, the fishing, the cuisine, the bold Atlantic views and the multiplicity of cultural programming interlace here in a grand way to welcome its visitors...Presently the commerce in Ericeira is of medium dimension, but was quite important in former times. The first royal charter, dated in 1229, already mentions the merchants: "mercatores qui ibi uenerint uender". In the 19th century Ericeira developed by the means of its port a commercial traffic which involved the major part of the province of Estremadura and the north of Lisbon. Many years Ericeira was considered as the granary of the Estremadura. Today the small commerce, with its personal and appealing service, offers the visitor a wide range of products.
Gastronomically Ericeira is known for its quality of fresh fish and seafood.
More than 50 restaurants and seafood restaurants ("marisqueiras") offer a great variety of dishes, some famous and typical of the Ericeira area, like the "puré de mariscos" (seafood purée), "frango de caldeirada" (chicken, peas and various condiments) or "sopa de cabozes" (crab, whiting-pout and mussel soup).

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Nikon D40X
2010/03/14 19:22:29.6
Compressed RAW (12-bit)
Image Size: Large (3872 x 2592)
Color
Lens: 10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 G
Focal Length: 10mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/200 sec - F/10
Exposure Comp.: +0.3 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 100
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Preset
AF Mode: AF-A
Color Mode: Mode IIIa (sRGB)
Tone Comp.: More Contrast
Hue Adjustment: +3°
Saturation: Enhanced
Sharpening: Medium high
Long Exposure NR: Off
VR Control: Off
High ISO NR: Off


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