Aldeamento de Peixinhos

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

Lisbon to Evora

A travel blog entry by maryleabyrd on Jan 31, 2015

2 comments, 15 photos

... headed south the landscape changed to rolling hills, with cork forests, orange groves, vinyards, pastures, and meadows. Our first stop was in the village of Arraiolos which is famous for this hand-embroidered wool carpets and tapestries. We visited the local museum where we learned about the history of the rugs and the techniques for making them. Many of the rugs on display dated from the 15th and ...

EVORA

A travel blog entry by paulandphilna on Dec 16, 2014

4 comments

... out without too much pain. Paul is doing seduco and kakuro (not sure what that is, but it makes him happy) . I did a bit more decorating in the van which makes me happy. Though Paul is not happy that the toilets dont have seats on them! I bought a packet of sigarettes yesterday so am very happy! The solar/12 volt system on the motorhome is driving us mad as we dont understand ......lots of things. So we bought 220 ...

Left the horse farm!

A travel blog entry by adventurebarbie on Nov 25, 2014

4 photos

I guess the farm scene is not for me! The housing conditions were least than standard so I only lasted three nights. The four twenty somethings and I shared one very cold small bathroom, no heat still and everyone smoked. Lunch yesterday was stewed tomatoes on bread and not much better the day before. Dinner was white rice with a few small bits of mystery seafood. The interesting thing about ...

Capela dos Ossos, Evora, Portugal. Don't miss this

A travel blog entry by laurenmichaud on Nov 16, 2014

14 photos

... of churches in this central Portuguese region.

To wrap your head around this macabre happening you've got to look deeper than walls of bones. A simple, in this case Franciscan, monk didn't climb atop his donkey cart every morning and make the rounds of dozens of church crypts unloading their contents, to the tune of 5,000 of his cohorts of the cloth, into his cart and drive his donkey back to Evora. There ...

IT"S A WONDERFUL DAY

A travel blog entry by joeandsusan on Jul 19, 2014

9 photos

... open. At about 3 PM, a fellow opened the door and welcomed everyone. Now we could see it was a guided tour that started at 3 PM and we wondered what he was saying in Portuguese for the next hour.

The palace was owned by the Dukes of Barganca, who also owned other vast estates but the lavish palace Paco Ducal at Vila Vicosa became their favorite. The construction of the palace was started by Don Jaime in 1501.

After Portugal received its independence from Spain ...