Hospederia el Convento

Calle San Pedro, 10516 , Valencia de Alcántara, Extremadura, 10980, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Valencia de Alcántara

Castelo de Vide

A travel blog entry by lynnib


... top, inside the tiny Chapel is a shrine with walls covered in white, blue and yellow ceramic tiles, and from outside there are views across the town of Castel de Vide and way beyond into Portugal and Spain. After a visit to the tourist information office for a map and guidance on what to see, we went for lunch at a small cafe (TA recommended) which offered menu of the day for 7.50€ - can't be bad. First of all a small portion of olives ...

Beira by bike

A travel blog entry by lynnib


... on to his donkey and cart. All in all it proved to be a very interesting, rural ride of 12 miles, finishing up in our nearby village of Santo Antonio das Areias beside the bullring. Gary later told us that in recent years the bullring has been restored, though only used for its intended purpose on a handful of days a year. However, around the base of the exterior are small dwellings, each with its own door, and these ...

Marvellous Marvao

A travel blog entry by lynnib


... the world go by. Suitably refreshed, we then took to exploring via the path around the walls which looks out towards Spain on the south side and Castelo Branco and the Serra de Estrela on the north side, and you can see for miles and miles on such a bright, sunny day. Given this strategic position, it is hardly surprising that the castle was built on the highest part of this rocky crest. The path around the town walls is rather precarious in places with ...

Into Portugal

A travel blog entry by lynnib


... Antonio das Areias where we came to Camping Asseiceira. The campsite is run by an enthusiastic Brit called Gary who originates from Buxton and in a number of ways, this area has similarities with the Peak District, such as dry stone walls, but a better climate! With just fifteen pitches, we chose one with views across to the nearby picturesque hillside town of Marvao which we shall enjoy exploring in due course. The ...

Invincible Marvão on the Fourth of July

A travel blog entry by kdemps


Waking up on the 4th of July in a different country called to my mind other years when I was living or traveling abroad. I have celebrated at least six "Fourths" abroad. I thought of friends and family back in the USA, preparing for barbecues or beach trips. But not for long -- we were in a mountain town, and there was a castle to visit. The castle was 600 years old in the 1500's! The history of Marvão, as it is known today, began ...


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