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Elvas is a fortified border town. Its star shaped fortifications and 3 separate forts are said to be the biggest and most complete in Europe. Vauban the famous French designer conceived the plans. The star shape is irregular to allow for strategic ...
Although we were retracing our steps today, the back to front journey seemed different and quicker!
We stopped for lunch in the MH Aire at Zafra, with a French MH for company and then went across country to Badajoz, right on the Spanish/ Portugese border.
We proceeded into Portugal and remembered to put our watches BACK an hour, so we were the same time as at home. We used the Pay motorway, ...
... tapas between meals. This city is very beautiful at night as the century old buildings are all lit up.
The next morning, off to Portugal. Bob had found a town on the map called Elvas about 4 hours away so we decided to head there. Rather than going on the toll road I found a two-lane highway that follows the toll road, sometimes crisscrossing it, and it turned out to be very scenic and almost deserted. Elvas was a complete surprise, like ...
... Hur when we get home.
We were able to watch archeologists digging and uncovering new structures. The floors of these structures have ornate mosaic pictures depicting life in that era. They have preserved several of these large pieces of art--each made of thousands of small square pieces of stone--in the National Museum of Roman Art, located in Mérida. I tried to talk Paul into taking up mosaic work but he said it would be easier and ...
... Amphitheatre and Theatre/arena rank in my top three favourite ruins, coming in behind Pompeii and the Roman Colosseum. The ruins were remarkably interesting and remarkably intact, much more so than any I've visited before. The amphitheatre especially looked almost identical now to what it did in all he pictures of it from a thousand years ago. This place is well worth a visit on the way from Lisbon to Seville.
We payed a ...
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Pets allowed