The Marble Museum & Juromenha

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Before I take you to Beja in 2018 we are going to hop back to 2017 when we were based at Vila Viçosa and spent four wonderful days exploring the area. On this day rain was forecast so we planned … Continued

The backroads from Vila Vicosa to Flor da Rosa completed

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Early afternoon in Campo Maior felt like being in a remote and lonely part of Portugal, near the Spanish border, yet we were only two hours away from Lisbon Airport! It was raining again as we left Campo Maior but along the road to Arronches the … Continued

Castles in Portugal’s Alentejo – Mourao

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Mourão was another of the border towns disputed by Spain and Portugal in the 13C until in 1297 King Dinis signed the Treaty of Alcañices with the Spanish King, Fernando IV, and Mourão became a Portuguese possession, although the fighting and disputes … Continued

Walking around Locqueffret

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Another good walk! We followed Wendy Mewes Walk no.18 in Walking & other activities in Finistere, a circular walk from Locqueffret. It was super – easy and with lovely views: c.10kms and 2.5 hours.

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