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... played an important role in several
The castle walls completely encloses the village of white-washed
houses, a Pousada, and several small hotels. Built by King Dinis in about 1299,
the castle dominates the village. The castle has spectacular views south, west
towards the Serra de Sao Mamede, and east to Spain.
We left the Pousada to visited the castle this morning.
When we arrived yesterday, it ...
... of the village Marvao
but we really didn’t know what to expect.
We made to dinner at 9:00 and had a fabulous meal with
outstanding service. The porter is also the bartender and our server for
dinner, but there is only one other couple dinning so we have all the attention
we might expect. (The stated restaurant occupancy is 72 guests). We can see all
the way to Spain as we are almost at elevation 3000 ft.
... World Heritage town of Elvas.
At the entrance of town stands an impressive aqueduct. The 40 meter high aqueduct, made of four arched tiers, supplies the city with pure water from six kilometers away. it was begun early in the 15th century and completed in 1622.
We wound our way through narrow gates in town walls to a lovely spot in the shade of the citadel where we had our picnic lunch of veggie ...
... lintel above the entrance reads Nůs ossos que aqui estamos pelos vossos esperamos Per the translation at its side, it says; “We bones that are here, we are waiting for your's"
Oddly though, we were not totally creeped out by the chapel. No one else seemed to be either. Perhaps because it seemed impersonal, in sharp contrast to the bones of the murder victims in the skull tower memorial at the ...
... walls were built in the 16th and 17th C, on previous Moorish defences.
There is also a castle which has some bits of its Moorish walls left.
The fort was Wellington's base, during the Peninsula War, for the assault on Badejoz(just over the ...