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... fortifications which
supposedly represent some of the most advanced military technology of the
1600s, but there not much in the way of museums or exhibits on them. They’re
impossible to miss, though, since the center city is located entirely within
the massive fortifications, many of the flat areas they enclose now used as
parking lots on the town’s periphery.
Elvas also has a ...
The Alentejo is the region of Portugal south and east of Lisbon that stretches from the Atlantic to the Spanish border and almost all the way to the south coast, a region called Algarve. The Alentejo is hotter and drier than other parts of Portugal and resembles southern Spain in terms of climate, landscape, and human settlement. The villages tend to have whitewashed houses with orange tile roofs and many of them are located on hilltops ...
... an important role in several conflicts.
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 was hot. ...
... that tomorrow would be a day of rest and exploration 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.
... he had a cancellation that he hadn't processed yet and we could stay! We were thrilled.
Like many hill top towns and villages in and around the Alentejo province, it sports an imposing citadel. This one has an eagles nest view over the valley. Others may be larger and have many more sights to visit but in this case, for us, "less was more". Later we found out Marv„o was included in the book, '1000 Places to ...