Comming to this place is not just comming to another christian temple. Comming to this place is entering in another world. Completely “lost” in the Lousã mountain range and built in the bottom of the green valley, the Our Lady of Mercy Sanctuary is a very very quiet and pleasant place that invites to reflection and peace. There are trails that beggin in the chapel and go across the whole mountian, including this one where I took the photo where is like a balcony with a huge white cross that stares into the sanctuary. For thos who are down in the sanctuary and look up there is a white cross that jumps out from the thick green of the mountain.
Few years ago the city hall decided to build as well a fancy restaurant, a small beach at the Ceira river that crosses the sanctuary and a small dam on it that transforms the small river into a nice big swimming pool.