Traveling on the CP Historic Tua Steam Train is a journey in time.
There are various versions and legends associated with town name. Of all the examples,Espada na Cinta de um Freixo - freixo in this context refers to the ash tree, a Portuguese derivative of fraxinus, although the rest of the name is confounded in legend.
Many know him as Saint Anthony of Padua, but actually he was born in Lisbon around 1190. Fernando Martins de Bulhões – Saint Anthony – was a Franciscan friar canonized by the Catholic Church in record time, one year after his death, and declared Doctor of the Church.