The Quadrado

The historic and cultural centre of the village, the Quadrado de Trancoso is registered as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. At the end of the day it comes alive with a football match or an improvised boss nova concert.

Covered with a thick layer of grass, this immense space looks as if it was especially created for photographing post cards. On three sides, the old fishing homes – for the most part have been converted into restaurants and boutiques – retain their variegated colours.

On the fourth side, the wide facade of the São João Batista church, which was built in the 16th Century, stands out against the blue of the Atlantic Ocean. Magical, quite simply magical…