Tavarede Historic Center

Ana Valentina Angelo

Tavarede Historic Center

Under the skies of Figueira XVI

Hello Figueira!

 

Beautiful sky, Figueira, blue as if it were the Atlantic bathing the infinite. I walk in Tavarede, one of Figueira’s fourteen parishes. The boulevard is quiet and pleasant. I quickly reach the Paço de Tavarede, the historic center of the village.

 

Tavarede, also called “Land of the Limonete”, is located two kilometers from the beach, and is part of the urban area of the Municipality of Figueira da Foz. Its particular characteristics – which are not few – encompass modern sceneries and amenities surrounding relevant and charming historical places and heritage .

 

Studies point to the 12th century as the historic period in which, for the first time, the name TAVAREDE appears to the region, through a donation of 1092, by D. Elvira and her husband, at the time, governor of Coimbra.

Tavarede Historic Center

As in the vast majority of Figueira parishes, “the old nucleus of Tavarede is, even today, easily perceptible […] from the church to Paço de Tavarede …” ¹. The entire region boasts centuries-old historic traces, styles of construction, denominations and narrow streets, tiles on the façades, urban and rural activities intertwined.

 

In this scenario, among other heritage, lies the humble centenary water spring of the neighborhood, built in 1876. It is the Fonte de Tavarede. It is considered the best drinking water in the municipality of Figueira da Foz.

Taverede Historic Center - Photo: Ana Valentina Ângelo

The Spring of Tavarede

Fonte de Tavarede - Centro Histórico de Tavarede - foto: Ana Valentina Ângelo
Spring of Tavarede - Photo: Ana Valentina Ângelo
Azulejo Batismo de Cristo - Rogério Reynaud 1946
Tiles "Baptism of Christ" - Rogério Reynaud 1946 - Photo: Ana Valentina Ângelo
Azulejo "Trovas Cardoso Martha" - Rogério Reynaud 1946
Tiles "Trovas Cardoso Martha" - Rogério Reynaud 1946 - Photo: Ana Valentina Ângelo
Azulejo "Trovas Cardoso Martha" - Rogério Reynaud 1946
Tiles "Trovas Cardoso Martha" - Rogério Reynaud 1946 - Photo: Ana Valentina Ângelo

Tribute to honorable Tavaredenses

Azulejos - Rogério Reynaud 1946
Tiles - Rogério Reynaud - 1946 - Photo: Ana Valentina Ângelo

When you visit Figueira da Foz, the romantic and humble “Fonte de Tavarede”, two kilometers from the beaches of Buarcos and Praia da Claridade awaits you!

Senses

Ana Valentina Ângelo

 

… and from your jug you gave me to drink
you once looked at me,
I saw you once, only
from afar…
I missed your hand
which I never held
and I miss your love
which had never felt
……………………………….
… the journey is over
here I am again looking at the spring
without a pitcher, without you
although I never had you,
I know I lost you.

 

Coluna: Sob o céu de Figueira
Autora: Ana Valentina Ângelo
Idioma: Português Brasileiro
A autora não pratica as mudanças do novo Acordo Ortográfico

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