Travel in Portugal, Day 5, Avis to Flor da Rosa

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We should have lingered, found a cafĂ© or dining room, but I am restless and so we left Avis on quiet roads to Ponte de Sor. Galveias is a small settlement between Avis and Ponte de Sor, founded under the protection … Continued

Travel in Portugal, Day 5, Avis

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Avis, like many towns in the Alentejo, probably has pre-historic and Roman roots. It was then controlled by the Moors until retaken by the Portuguese in 1211. The King gave the land to the Friars of Evora with the directive … Continued

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