Hotel Bracara Augusta
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- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking hotel
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... facility gave this one as suitable for caravans. In reality, we were hard pressed to find a flat area large enough so we were a bit despondent as we set up as best we could, but here we are in a pine forest on a bend in the River Lima, in the Peneda-Geres National Park. The facilities may be dated, the plumbing basic, but our home-away-from-home is just fine amongst this natural landscape for a few days. The onsite restaurant is well-reviewed so we strolled down ...
... pastry tasting. The central focus of Amarante is the hermit and Dominican priest Saint Goncalo. In the 12th century St. Goncalo put Amanante on the map. In the 12th century St. Goncalo was venerated as the saint of marriage. Now why tell you all of this. Well… You need a context to appreciate the distinctive local pastry. Tradition has it that if a boy is interested in a girl he ...
... in all their glory. But wait what is that? On a trellis extending from the shed sits two regal peacocks welcoming to the expansive rows of green grape vines.
The final treat of the tour is green wine sampling. Green wine refers to an early young gathering of the grapes. The grapes are in their early stage of development. The white is cooling and slightly sweet. Perfect for an end to a stroll through the magical gardens of Aveleda.
Braga is the third largest city in Portugal, capital of the Minho
region, location of a major university, and is considered the most important
religious center in Portugal. I went as a day trip by local train from Porto, a
trip that took a little over an hour. For some reason I felt very tired in the
morning and had trouble staying awake on the train, which may have contributed
to a not very positive first impression of Braga. The train station was off ...
... on the bottom level and the Metro and pedestrians high up on the top level.
We had a lovely walk along the old waterfront - the Ribeira. many of the houses have been restored, and there are lots of cafes and restaurants. The stretch of ancient waterfont is now , you've guessed it - a ...