Dom Joao Iii Hotel Portalegre
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Travel Blogs from Portalegre
... in the old town and around the harbour. Some locals were swimming in the sea just across from the ship. The lifeguard on duty said the sea temperature was 16 degrees. This was the first day of the trip when it felt warm enough to wear a t-shirt. May wear shorts from tomorrow. The hues of the sunset suggests it should be a good ...
... This morning the wind was blowing and it
was cool. As we were walking, Susan joked that there must be someone painting
something white all the time and sure enough we rounded a conner and there was
a man painting a wall white.
To get to the castle we walked on the castle wall walk
way. Generally, the walk way is only 5 to 10 feet off the ground, but in places
it can be 30 feet off the ground.
Arriving at ...
... done. Many of the decoration on the outside of the building
were in deteriorating condition, but still amazing to see. However, I think we
enjoyed seeing the rooms that supported everyday life, such as the kitchens and
eating halls. The fireplace where meat was cooked was the size of a small
bedroom. You could see the smoke ash on the ceiling. The bakery oven was so big
we wondered how the loaves of bread were put in and taken out.
... had had a long hot day and decided to lay low, enjoy light dinner in our comfortable room, play a hand of cards and turn in early.
July 12, 2014
MARV√O - Our favorite castle village in Alentejo
We just HAD to stay another day in this magical village perched so quaintly above the countryside. The booking.com website indicated our hotel Varanda do Alenjento was full but we asked Jorge ...
... Think we beat everyone by at least an hour and a half. After settling into the room, we went downstairs for the free dinner. The buffet was pretty impressive and everything was fresh. Lots of salads, pastas, vegetables, etc. Amanda pointed out some smoked sardines that looked pretty tasty so she grabbed one and ate it whole. Apparently the bones did not bother her. I was like, "ewwww gross!"There was some swordfish and veal ...
Other places to stay in Portalegre
Quinta dos Amarelos, Portalegre | Hotelfrom $66