Dom Joao Iii Hotel Portalegre
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July 18 - Marvoa
This serene medieval village is dramatically set at 862
meters (2,828 feet) on the top of mountain facing Spain. Its 13th century walls
and 17th century buttresses make it an impregnable stronghold. The first known
inhabitants of the area were Roman, followed by the Moors whom King Dom Afonso
Henriques evicted with difficulty in 1166. The castle became an essential
stronghold for border control. ...
... were able to tell that one foundation was a store and another
foundation was a laundry. Some of the buildings were easy to identify, such as
the bathhouse. The mosaics were truly beautiful. In the 3rd or early 4th
century a wall was built for protection. It had an average thickness of 9 feet.
In 468, the Suevi burned the town and killed all the inhabitants.
The next stop was at the Convento de Christo. This is a very ...
July 11, 2014
BORBA to MARVAO 149km
Varanda do Alenjento €37.80 ($51) double without breakfast
For breakfast, we were served several pastries, one with tuna type filling which didn't tempt me beyond the first bite. But I couldn't resist my favorite typical Portuguese specialty "pastéis de nata", a scrumptious egg based custard tart topped with burned a dusting of ...
... well... kind of overcooked but in general, very tasty for a buffet and a good introduction to Portuguese cuisine.
We decided to go exploring so we took a walk down towards the ocean, where the taxi driver called "the marina". the streets were winding, narrow and had cobblestone sidewalks. Homes were on each side of the street, and there was not very much room between the houses. the garages and front doors were hard to ...
... i got to try something new, which was just digging trenches in the ground, but still it was different. We did a pizza night last week where we all had to design and cook a pizza from scratch. I cooked a spicy sausage pizza, making a spicy dough and a spicy sauce to go with it. It was a masterpiece until i was made to put mine in the oven first even though i said i didn't want too, and of course, it burnt. Within 9 minutes. It still tasted pretty good to me, and i ended up ...
Other places to stay in Portalegre
Quinta dos Amarelos, Portalegre | Hotelfrom $66