Dom Joao Iii Hotel Portalegre
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Red-faced comedian Tom O'Connor is on the bill tonight. His show should round off what has been a pleasant day in the Azores, the first stop on our journey across the Atlantic. The weather has been dry and bright, much better than the last time we came here when rain and low cloud prevented us from seeing the crater lakes. ...
... we paid 2.60 E to get in. We went
to see the cistern first. It is 30 feet high and and 150 feet long. It was
about half full and had a little boat in it. The echo was fun. The castle
needed a large cistern to be able to have a 6 months supply of water in case of
a long siege. The castle is in good repair. We spent about an hour climbing up
towers to look at the amazing views.
After visiting the castle, we acrossed ...
was interesting to see how the blocks of stone were fitted in to then huge
rocks of the island to make the foundation.
The rest of the trip went well as we skirted the border
of Spain. As we got nearer to our destination we started a travel odyssey going
on roads that were once paved or should be, winding through small village
neighborhoods. We suspect that Ms Garmin is trained to follow the shortest
... enough to make one scream, which I did, of course. Even Dave, who usually stays calm and focused, bit his nails on this ride. Then one wrong turn made us have to go down and around the mountain on all the one way streets and try again. Miraculously, we scored an impossible to find vacant parking spot in the historic center. We were ready to take any spot. When we put the museum address in the smartphone, we were thrilled ...
... all the sudden the whole bar (except for the table next to us) started singing! It was crazy! even though we were in a hotel, it was quite obvious that the culture was waaaaaay different than we were used to. Amanda asked the bartender what they were singing and it turns out they were German drinking chants & local childhood songs.
We opened the bottle of wine up and finished it. we slept really good that night LOL. Signed Ben
Other places to stay in Portalegre
Quinta dos Amarelos, Portalegre | Hotelfrom $66