Herdade do Monte Branco
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... never finished. Flanking the entrance are 14th century sculptured Apostles. There is sculpture of a pregnant Mary. It was sculpted out of marble and then painted. It removed from the chapel at the beginning of the 1500s by papal degree barring images of pregnant Mary.
The cathedral Sao Francisco has a very unique chapel called Chapela dos Ossos. This gruesome chapel of the bones was created in the 17th century from the remains of 5,000 monks. Two leathery ...
... Portugal from the very beginning in 1143. They ruled Portugal as Kings for 270 years. There all kinds of stories about this family. The 3rd Duke Fernando was executed in 1483 by his cousin, Joao II, who feared his power. There were several Dukes that were considered unstable.
Well enough of history. The palace is beautiful. It is full of art of all kinds - paintings, tapestries, sculptures, etc. The walls were covered with silk. The furniture is ornate. There is marble ...
... or meal and makes a wonderful place to people watch.
Capela dos Ossos (English: Chapel of Bones)
From James Weldon Johnson's Ezekiel inspired song;
(dis)connected from the neck bone
Neck bone connected from the shoulder bone
Shoulder bone connected from the back bone
Back bone connected from the hip bone
... made our way toward Evora. We expected some could be visited but we were driving and didn't want to stop unless we could do a tasting.
We were surprised at the size of the city of Evora, the most of which has sprawled outside the old city walls. The size of the historic core inside the walls surprised us too. Evora is a sharp contrast to the tiny compact Monsaraz. Our first impression was a little disappointing. Evora has a labyrinth ...
... the intensity of the dancers, the beating of the steps on the wooden floor, the beauty of the guitar and the mournful power of the gypsy vocalist electrified the small stage. We enjoyed delicious food. The highlights were the tapas served in bars late in the evenings. We tasted garlic mushrooms, grilled swordfish, tomato soaked artichokes, eggplant with honey, deep fried squid, local cheeses like warmed Spanish Camembert, Zamorano and Manchego. They claim that ...
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