Convento do Espinheiro, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa
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... symbolism remains a mystery. Dolmens are thought to be where Neolithic communities buried their dead, together with their possessions. Dolmens are build with 2 or more huge stones or huge slabs of rocks. More than 130 have been found in the region.
We went to the Cromlech of Almendres. It is on a gentle sloping hillside with a view of the plain. It is an oval made up of 95 elliptical granite stones. The site is believed to have been a temple dedicated to a solar ...
... 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 ...
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Aqueduto da Agua de Plata Disappointed
It was an unwelcome long hot walk to get to the end of the Aqueduct of Silver Water. The 8.5 kilometer long aqueduct was completed in the 1530's and it is Lonely Planet's "Top Choice" of Evora sights. Compared ...
... fruit, no eggs, which is fine with us.
The historically rich medieval walled castle college town of Evora is #5 on Lonely Planet's "Top 27 Experiences" for Portugal and #1 in the Alentejo Region. We set that as our goal and planned a meandering route along a reservoir by the Spanish border to get there.
Moura means Moorish Woman or Girl
We managed to get lost driving out of Serpa. First we turned the wrong ...
... of this region is definitely growing on me. Evora is a rich mix of Roman, Arabic, Christian, Renaissance architectures. From its narrow white streets emanates a very pleasant and medieval atmosphere. Orange tree gardens, norman style cathedral, roman columns, every style blends very well together to create a very charming town. We chose to have dinner in the ...