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... never finished. Flanking the entrance are 14th century sculptured Apostles. There is sculpture of a pregnant Mary. It was sculpted out of marble and then painted. It removed from the chapel at the beginning of the 1500s by papal degree barring images of pregnant Mary.
The cathedral Sao Francisco has a very unique chapel called Chapela dos Ossos. This gruesome chapel of the bones was created in the 17th century from the remains of 5,000 monks. Two leathery ...
... best of us so we wondered how to get to “Vila Vicosa”. We really wanted to go to the Paco Ducal Palace in Vila Vicosa so we were slightly confused also. We found a GPS address close so we took off on a 42 km journey hoping our GPS would find the way as we could barely see the road for the downpour. When we arrived we discovered Vila Vicosa was the name of the town not the palace, so we started looking for Paco Ducal.
We found it, dug out our coats ...
... We had lunch at Tipica Quarta-feria, discovered by me in Trip Advisor. All you pay is 25 euros per person, and it includes bottled water, appetizers, a bottle of wine, pork main dish, side dishes, dessert, coffee and even port wine. Tina thought the price was high until she saw the impressive amount of food. The waiter was also quite a funny and friendly character. The restaurant is a must visit. 10/10. On the way back to the train station, we passed by University ...
... lintel above the entrance reads Nós ossos que aqui estamos pelos vossos esperamos Per the translation at its side, it says; “We bones that are here, we are waiting for your's"
Oddly though, we were not totally creeped out by the chapel. No one else seemed to be either. Perhaps because it seemed impersonal, in sharp contrast to the bones of the murder victims in the skull tower memorial at the ...
... drove a kilometer before discovering our mistake. Instead of just doubling back, we tried to follow dirt farm roads to get back on route. Eventually they would dissolve into the dust and we’d have to reroute. Finally we found pavement again and a drove past wheat farms, orchards, and microscopic villages before arriving at the large town (population 8500) of Moura.
Many of it's site are quite common including a ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility