Hospederia el Convento
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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. ...
... This included attempted routes marked do not enter and
roads which seemed more appropriate for pedestrian traffic. As we passed a few
locals sitting on their front door thresholds drinking beer, the road was so
narrow they had to pick up their feet. When Ms Garmin tried to guide us up a “donkey
path” we relied on locals who pointed the other way to drive to the Pousada. We
declared that tomorrow would be a day of rest ...
Afterwards, we walked a top the city walls and decided that the view to castle and cathedral was enough. Luckily, Dave and I usually agree about what places of interest we visit and how long. We don't need to see every noteworthy sight either. Occasionally Dave may want to climb just one more turret or steeple while I've "seen it" and find it "enough already". Then, Dave goes on and I wait in the ...
Yesterday (Thursday) whilst the weather outlook still looked favourable, we decided to 'do' the town of Castel de Vide, about five miles away. On the recommendation of Chris at the site, we headed first for the viewpoint overlooking the town itself to take in the small Chapel of Our Lady of Penha, which after parking up is accessed by a winding flight of cobbled steps - we thought it was reminiscent of the scene from the film 'Mamma Mia'! Once ...
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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