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Candles have long been a part of Portuguese culture and tradition. In Portugal, candles are used for religious ceremonies, to light up dark spaces, and as decorations.

Portugal is a country located in south-western Europe, bordering Spain to the east and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Its capital, Lisbon, is the oldest city in Western Europe and has a rich history.

The use of candles in Portugal dates back to the Middle Ages, when they were used to light up churches and homes. Candles were also used in religious ceremonies, such as baptisms and weddings. In the 16th century, the use of candles became more widespread, and it was during this period that the art of candle-making began to develop.

Today, candles are used for a variety of purposes in Portugal. They are used to light up churches, homes, and public spaces. Candles are also used in religious ceremonies, such as baptisms, weddings, and funerals. In addition, they are used to decorate homes and businesses, as well as to create beautiful displays in public spaces.

Portugal has a long history of candle-making. In the 17th century, the country was known for its high-quality beeswax candles, which were exported throughout Europe. In the 19th century, Portugal’s candle industry grew and became one of the largest in Europe.

Today, candles are a part of Portuguese culture and tradition. They are used for a variety of purposes, from religious ceremonies to decorating homes and businesses. Candles are also used to light up dark spaces and create beautiful displays in public spaces.

Excursion tips for a day in Candles

As a tourist in Candles, Portugal, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Visit the stunning Pena National Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located atop a hill overlooking the town.

2. Take a stroll through the picturesque old town, with its narrow cobblestone streets and brightly-colored buildings.

3. Enjoy a relaxing boat tour on the Tagus River, where you can take in the beautiful scenery and spot some of the region’s wildlife.

4. Sample some of the local cuisine, such as the famous pastel de nata (custard tart) and the delicious seafood dishes.

5. Take a hike or bike ride through the stunning Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, where you can explore the lush forests and discover hidden waterfalls.

6. Visit the nearby beaches for a day of sunbathing, swimming, and surfing.

7. Explore the historic castles of Sintra, including the Moorish Castle and the Pena Palace.

8. Take a trip to the Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe.

9. Spend an evening out in the vibrant nightlife scene of Candles, with its many bars, clubs, and restaurants.

Experience Candles with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Candles. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Candles

The climate in Candles, Portugal is generally mild and temperate, with warm summers and mild winters. In the spring, temperatures range from the mid-teens to the mid-twenties Celsius, and in the summer, temperatures can reach up to the high twenties. Autumn temperatures are mild, ranging from the mid-teens to the mid-twenties, and winters are mild, with temperatures rarely dropping below 8 degrees Celsius. Rainfall is highest between October and December, and the region experiences occasional storms in the winter months.

Cruise weather for Candles

Our weather forecast for Candles helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 21 °C
38.9 m/s
49.3 m/s
47.9 %
21.2 m
79.9 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 21.6 °C
min: 20.8 °C
20.5 m/s
18.4 m/s
46.0 %
24.1 m
74.2 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 22.9 °C
min: 20.9 °C
20.2 m/s
21.2 m/s
2.7 %
24.1 m
77.5 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 23.7 °C
min: 22.4 °C
20.2 m/s
24.1 m/s
31.6 %
24.1 m
87.4 %
1,023 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 23.8 °C
min: 22.8 °C
18.4 m/s
22.0 m/s
33.6 %
24.1 m
88.4 %
1,024 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 23.4 °C
min: 22.8 °C
18.6 m/s
18.4 m/s
64.9 %
24.1 m
83.7 %
1,027 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 22.5 °C
min: 22.1 °C
19.4 m/s
18.0 m/s
6.6 %
24.1 m
79.6 %
1,029 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 23.2 °C
min: 22 °C
16.9 m/s
18.0 m/s
11.2 %
24.1 m
76.9 %
1,028 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 24.0 °C
min: 22.4 °C
14.4 m/s
15.1 m/s
41.1 %
24.1 m
75.5 %
1,025 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 23.8 °C
min: 23.3 °C
28.8 m/s
37.1 m/s
13.2 %
24.1 m
77.2 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 23.8 °C
min: 23.3 °C
37.4 m/s
48.4 m/s
13.9 %
24.1 m
85.2 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 24.1 °C
min: 23.4 °C
33.8 m/s
48.6 m/s
17.5 %
24.0 m
92.6 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 24.1 °C
min: 23.8 °C
23.0 m/s
31.0 m/s
1.1 %
24.1 m
90.2 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 24.7 °C
min: 23.6 °C
25.6 m/s
34.6 m/s
19.5 %
24.1 m
90.9 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 24.3 °C
min: 23.2 °C
17.3 m/s
22.3 m/s
20.2 %
24.1 m
87.3 %
1,022 hPa

Cruises to Candles

Would you like to travel to Candles on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Candles.

Scheduled ship calls in Candles, Portugal
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 16th 2025 Wednesday, 16th of Jul. 2025 MS Amera 07:00 am 06:00 pm

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