Friday, September 27, 2013

Flyday Fridays: Monte da Penha

Hello, Friday!


Portugal is a country replete with holy sanctuaries built on top of  mountains and hills. Today, I´m bringing you to one on a mountain top in Monte da Penha( Rock Mountain) called Santúario da Nossa Senhora do Carmo (Our Lady of Mount Carmel) or simply called us Santúario do Penha.


To get to the top, we rode a cable car which was so enjoyable by the way (unless you´re claustrophobic and afraid of heights) because you get to see a bird´s eye view of the city skyline as you go up. I think there´s a small road which leads you to the top if you want to drive but it´s quite a steep climb. Have it whatever you like! ;)


Here´s what I wore on that another fiery day, something light, breezy and colorful:

 shirt dress- Promod, sandals- Celine( Filipino brand), bag- Massimo Dutti
The sanctuary is not a huge church. It´s quite simple and has a modern architecture but the view around it is spectacular ansd so peaceful. I could stay for a day in here first to meditate and then to hide from the sun, hahaha!



And if you´re wondering where the mountain and sanctuary got their name, it´s this:


On the left side of the sanctuary is this natural park filled with boulders everywhere. Amazing! I even had a photo taken in between these gargantuan rocks. Look how tiny I look compared to these two! :)


If you plan on visiting Guimaraes, Portugal, don´t forget to visit this place. It´s so serene and one of  best places to contemplate life and appreciate nature. Hope you´ve enjoyed reading my post for today.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone! :)



PS: Linking with Style Elixir´s Friday´s Fab Favorites, Lena B and Rachel´s Passion for Fashion and Penniless Socialite and Delusions of Grandeur´s Favorite Fashion Friday and the Mrs. & The Momma´s The Best of Friday Style.


Elegance and Mommyhood said...

These Photos are phenomenal. Beautiful places. You are rocking that cute Casual Dress & Panama Hat.

Have a Great Weekend!

ann wood said...

What a great dress, love the patterns!

blue hue wonderland

Janet Taylor said...

Cute patterned dress, darling Che!

Antionette Blake said...

oh my, what beautiful shots and you are working that hat Ms Lady!!!

Lauren @ Style Elixir said...

Great look!

Thank you for linking up with Friday's Fab Favorites!

Lauren xx

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Awesome ensemble Che. I love it! That hat is so dang cute! Great scenery, no less. ♥

Sherin said...

These are beautiful pictures. Love your dress - the colours are lovely.

Anonymous said...

What a great travel look! I'm digging the hat. And the dress looks classy and casual. The kind of look you can take from sight-seeing to dinner.

I've never been to Portugal. Would love to someday.

TheTinyHeart said...

I think the cable cars would totally freak me out but the view is beautiful! The hat is adorable on you :)

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