Back to the UK!
We had enjoyed ten relaxing days in Portugal’s Alentejo but now it was time to go back to the UK! We set off from Flor da Rosa on main roads to Lisbon Airport with a brief stop in Arraiolos for … Continued
A day trip from Flor da Rosa
It was another lovely day and we decided to take a day trip from Flor da Rosa, visiting Avis, Alter Pedrosa and Alter do Chao. The countryside was pretty, with lots and lots of trees everywhere, like this little road … Continued
Evening light at Flor da Rosa
Evening light at Flor da Rosa in the spring time is soft and golden. And it allows me to indulge myself in a few more photographs before returning to London. Wonderful!
Walking around Flor de Rosa
There is good walking around Flor da Rosa, including a nice circular walk of about an hour from the Pousada and through the tracks along the fields.
I was keen to revisit some of the prehistoric remains which we had previously found in this area, but our map failed us and so I only have one to show you, and a post from a previous visit. This … Continued
A day in Castelo de Vide
It was time to spend a day Castelo de Vide again. We had visited the town several times in the past but there was always something to enjoy, or learn. It was a gloomy, rainy day but when we reflected … Continued
Views in Portalegre
It is easy to wander around the town and find views in Portalegre. The town is full of layers of time, on top of a hill, and close to the substantial hills in the Sao Mamede Park. It is a … Continued
Tapestry Museum in Portalegre
We set aside a day to visit the Tapestry Museum in Portalegre. It is a fascinating and unexpected museum in the far east of Portugal, and close to the Spanish border. Portalegre is only a half hour drive from Flor … Continued
Crato in the Alentejo
I think that for many tourists to Portugal Crato in the Alentejo will not be on their list of ‘places to visit’, but that would be a pity. This little town, once a walled fortress, has an extraordinary history. The … Continued
Pousada at Flor da Rosa
The Pousada at Flor da Rosa is quite magical. It was a huge castle cum monastery which has been converted into a hotel, although when you stay there it feels more like a retreat in a family home than a … Continued