The Gardens of the Ducal Palace, Vila Vicosa

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The formal gardens of the Ducal Palace in Vila Viçosa were closed for restoration work and so all my photographs were taken from or through windows. But you could wander elsewhere in the Palace grounds and as it was a warm and sunny day … Continued

Pousada do Convento das Chagas de Cristo, Vila Vicosa

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The Convento das Chagas de Cristo was founded by Dom Jaime, the 4th Duke of Braganza c.1514, apparently as a house for the ladies of the Court and unmarried daughters and with a Church where the wives of the Dukes of … Continued

Travel in Portugal, Day 1, Palmela to Flor da Rosa

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We set out from Palmela on the motorway to Estremoz, turning off for Vila Viçosa. The road was quiet and the countryside stretched for miles ahead – it was good to be in Portugal again.

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