Hotel D. Luis
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- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Multilingual staff
- Conference facilities
- Banquet room
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... located here in 13th C (?) It was moved to Lisbon but relocated back to Coimbra into the 16th C palace.
Our 1st stop today is on the north side of the Mondego river at a Monastry of St Clair, overlooking the town on the southern bank. Queen Isobel ( Elizabeth in english) convinced her husband, the king to open a university here. Today the morning is misty and the view is not very clear sadly.
We drive back ...
We started the day leaving Sintra with two of the palaces I mentioned in the last post. The Sintra Palace was the most practical apparently but hard to chose whilst Mafra was a mix of braque and renaissance with various owners adding their mark. Leaving sintra it was clear that it does have a persistent fog that is obvious just out to sea. At first it was hard to pick as perhaps smog from Lisbon but it definitely had some sort of sea ...
... and thus it gave more understanding. At the Old library at Coimbre it was felt that if you were taking pictures you weren't truly appreciating the art and building. It of course cost more to see and the value for money was not as good. The value of the books may be high but the library at Mafra palace was just as large and whilst a different ornate,a pleasure to see ( and take ...
... and sneer of cold command, tell that it's sculptor well those passions read which yet survive, Stamped on these lifeless things, the hand that mocked them and the heart that fed; And on the pedestal these words appear, 'My name is Ozimandias, king of kings, Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!' Nothing beside remains, Round the decay of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far ...
... under $3! We hit the road with me feasting on my bargain shopping and merrily spitting the seeds out the window. We soon hit the motorway South and it wasn't long before the majestic Fiat Punto was in top gear powering down the freeway at 100 Km/hr, being overtaken by vehicles travelling at twice that speed. We were told on our way south to stop at a town called Mealhada which is famous for serving a national dish of roast piglet. I booked into a hotel, which turned out to be ...