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After leaving Seville we quickly travelled across to Badajoz on the Spanish - Portuguese border. After the plains around Seville the Autovia rose quickly up onto a range of low mountains then gradually through hills covered with olive trees under which we saw the odd sheep, then gradually on down to paddocks with the famed black iberico pigs eating away. Some farms are able to graze the pigs on ...
... or meal and makes a wonderful place to people watch.
Capela dos Ossos (English: Chapel of Bones)
From James Weldon Johnson's Ezekiel inspired song;
(dis)connected from the neck bone
Neck bone connected from the shoulder bone
Shoulder bone connected from the back bone
Back bone connected from the hip bone
... walls were built in the 16th and 17th C, on previous Moorish defences.
There is also a castle which has some bits of its Moorish walls left.
The fort was Wellington's base, during the Peninsula War, for the assault on Badejoz(just over the ...
... the fees don't start until after the first town, Elvas, which was our destination.
We followed the instructions to the aire and passed through the 5 tier aqueduct!
We found the MH Aire which was in the Car park of a newish Intermarche (Have the French taken over all the Supermarkets in Europe?)
We did a big shop but as we were the only MH there we really didn't fancy spending the night in a ...
... 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 ...