Aldeamento de Peixinhos

Borba, Alentejo, 7160-285, Portugal | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Borba

Heading West

A travel blog entry by superhikes

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... towns I’ve seen, here every house is freshly painted in white or earthy yellow. I walk up to the main plaza, and up to the top of the wall with a nice view of the city below. Nearby, the remains of a beautiful columned Roman temple…


Yep, Evora certainly deserves its World Heritage Site status.



I crisscross the old city a couple more times, wanting to make sure I don’t miss any of its hidden gems. It’s got ...

Evora and more

A travel blog entry by startrailers

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Just a short journey today to another world heritage site at Evora. Portugal seems to have a lot of these! Evora is another much bigger fortified hill town or city. This time it also has Roman remains!
We had a very pleasant trip through very green countryside, past some lovely villages.
Marble is quarried ...

Wellington connections

A travel blog entry by startrailers

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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 ...

Another day, another Country!

A travel blog entry by startrailers

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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, ...

Adventures in Spain and Portugal 5/18 - 5/22

A travel blog entry by sini2014

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... in time. It is a frontier fortress of Portugal about 10 miles west of the Spanish border. Coincidentally it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site since June of 2012. It is situated on a hill and has a 4 mile long aqueduct which still supplies the city with pure water. Elvas has the distinction of being one of the greatest and most heavily fortified frontier towns in all of Europe. There are 2 other fortresses within sight, covering the north and ...

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