Hospederia el Convento
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... 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 ...
... the second century BC. By 25 BC, the town had baths, a
forum, and aqueducts. The finest buildings were built in the 2nd and 3rd
centuries AD. One of the largest houses discovered in the Western Roman Empire
is located here. It was built around an ornamental pool built in a colonnaded
garden. The floor mosaics of this house were well preserved and very beautiful.
We enjoyed seeing the riuns. We wondered how ...
... br> We made one more stop at lovely small church "Igreja das Dominicas" with its beautiful tile work inside and painted pillars. We strolled through pretty lanes to the smaller Moorish castle at the town overlook.
It was getting to be 3 pm and we wanted to make it to Portalegre before the tapestry museum there closed at 6 pm.
The drive to Portalegre took us along ...
... Features include a 17th century castle, many inhabited houses and a church with its interior decorated with typically Portuguese hand painted tiles. Parts of the defensive wall are accessible via stone steps giving views across the landscape as well as the town. Our day threw up some unexpected surprises and something quite different even after four months of visiting towns, cities, castles, places of worship and museums across Europe. ...
Shortly after waving off neighbours Nick and Caroline yesterday (Wednesday) morning we set off on our bikes (ashamed to say it is the first time I have used mine for about a month) turning left outside the gates, along quiet lanes. The landscape was very reminiscent of parts of the UK with its boulders, dry stone walls and oak trees, but the cork trees were somewhat alien to us. Fascinating fact about cork: did you know ...
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