Convento do Espinheiro, A Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa
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Travelling from Merida we continued the theme of seeing more ruins.Some were the clear cut roman type and others were the lack of money and desire type. Portugal is also a place where things are no longer attempting to be clean. More than likely the lack of any upkeep on buildings and small roads for so long has made it a forbidding task requiring money that no one has. However, cigarette butts line the streets ...
... several sites that are 5,000 to
7,000 years old. They’re large standing stones at two sites named Cromelque dos
Almendres and Menir dos Almendres that amount to a kind of Portuguese
Stonehenge set in a cork oak forest. The third site at Anta Grande do
Zambujeiro is Europe’s largest dolmen, a Stone Age burial chamber under several
large boulders that looks like it could be Fred Flintstone’s house.
Maybe I’m just feeling ...
... were basically gone, the local deer were gone and the land was barren. This family started to repair this land from the ground up. They put into practice crop rotation, including pine trees in place of some of the cork trees...pine nuts garner more money then cork, they imported deer, and bought cows. They have used sustainable farming to help with things like pollination (bees), crop rotation (alfalfa, cows and then wheat) and ...
... The spring flowers were amazing, with the hill sides and fields a riot of colour. This is not a site for party people but if you love the countryside, birds, butterflies and swimming in a warm lake, then it is almost perfect. Even the huge influx of Portuguese people on May Day Bank Holiday only added to the delight of Markardia.
Sadly Paradise is probably always going to be flawed and in this case it was the ticks. The tick ...
The lovely altar inside the Capela dos Ossos in Evora, Portugal, about 50 miles east of the seaside capitol of Lisbon, Portugal.
We're getting a little closer for the reason for this little known and little remarked chapel among thousands of places of worship in Europe. I was here 45 years ago. As our trip has focused on a large number of sites not normally on the basic tourists' itinerary, I wanted ...