Shopping for souvenirs in Aljustrel07:20 AM Monday June 25, 2018 |

June 18, 2018

From the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima we traveled two kilometers to visit Aljustrel, a quaint hilly village where the houses of the three shepherds, Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco were located.

Fatima 289 apparition statues

It was hot in the van, hot outside, hot to walk to wherever our tour guide was bringing us.   I was no longer interested to walk under this intense heat. I was contented visiting the Holy Fatima and was no longer interested to visit the museum houses where Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinto lived.   I just wanted to buy some souvenirs. I didn’t have time to buy Fatima souvenirs from the gift shop at the Sanctuary.   Actually I just wanted to rest in a cooler area.    Oyen, Ayleen, Bong and the rest of the FPG group walked the narrow cobbled stones to visit the houses.

Fatima 276

Edmund and I stayed behind.  I went shopping for Fatima / Portugal souvenirs while he looked for coffee.   
Fatima 277

I was tempted to buy some table cloths made in Portugal but decided not to. Namamantsahan lang.
Fatima 278 table cloths

Embroidered table cloths and napkins
Fatima 280 embroidered table napkins

For church altars
Fatima 282 embroidered linens with Fatima
Fancy wax candles for baptism, wedding, etc.
Fatima 283 wax  candles

The Cock, Portugal’s symbol of good luck and happiness
Fatima 284 rooster

We bought a couple of things from this store. Their prices were much lower.
Fatima 290 souvenir store

I found lots of interesting items like the hand painted ceramics but the thought that they could break kept me from buying aplenty.
Aljustrel souvenir shop, ceramics

Lagayan ng eklok
Ceramics made in Portugal

For some reason we were given plenty of time to hang around Aljustrel. Our tour mates found a cafe where they drank coffee, cold drinks and some pastries.
Oyen in Aljustrel, Portugal

CHICKENS!!!! Nothing could stop me from buying this. And I was surprised at the price, sobrang mura. Happy happy happy.
June 18, 2018


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