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Travel Blogs from Fátima
Today, on our 4th day of this trip (after stops in Saint Jean de Luz and Salamanca) we left our campsite in Valhelhas, in the natural park of Serra da Estrela, setting out for Lisbon. I'm saying "set out" cause we actually didn't make it to Lisbon, being too busy enjoying the scenery of the Serra ...
... overgrown garden of a big country house
. The toilets etc were immaculate, but the whole place had a laid back, hippy sort of feel.
We just chilled out ,did our washing, went for a walk and relaxed for 2 nights. Look at the pictures: ...
... a large patch of waste ground near the port where other MH's had obviously spent the night. We did not fancy doing that, but it was good for a day's free parking.
Nazare has another 'half' called Sitio which is at the top of a very high cliff. There is a road up, ...
... about the love affair between John of Gaunt and Katherine Swynford. There is a connection between John of Gaunt and Batalha.
In 1373 Fernando of Portugal had entered into an alliance with John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster. A crack contingent of English ...
... to Fatima each year on May 12-13th and in Oct 12-13th.
The 50th anniversary attracted one and a half MILLION pilgrims, including Pope Paul V1 and Lucia
Pope John Paul and Lucia both attended in1982 and 1991. Phew! sorry that was so long!
When we finally arrived, past all the Hotels and shops etc, we had to find Car park no2 ( there are 15) as the ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking