Hotel D.Joao Iii
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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 ...
... the second century BC. By 25 BC, the town had baths, a
forum, and aqueducts. The finest buildings were built in the 2nd and 3rd
centuries AD. One of the largest houses discovered in the Western Roman Empire
is located here. It was built around an ornamental pool built in a colonnaded
garden. The floor mosaics of this house were well preserved and very beautiful.
We enjoyed seeing the riuns. We wondered how ...
... had had a long hot day and decided to lay low, enjoy light dinner in our comfortable room, play a hand of cards and turn in early.
July 12, 2014
MARV√O - Our favorite castle village in Alentejo
We just HAD to stay another day in this magical village perched so quaintly above the countryside. The booking.com website indicated our hotel Varanda do Alenjento was full but we asked Jorge ...
... Think we beat everyone by at least an hour and a half. After settling into the room, we went downstairs for the free dinner. The buffet was pretty impressive and everything was fresh. Lots of salads, pastas, vegetables, etc. Amanda pointed out some smoked sardines that looked pretty tasty so she grabbed one and ate it whole. Apparently the bones did not bother her. I was like, "ewwww gross!"There was some swordfish and veal ...
... and settle for a bit so can travel, but more spaced out and enjoy some things slightly better with money behind us. The people at this vineyard are sending us crazy, three young annoying english girls who are loud and stupid, on top of this, Alan is always telling the same old long winded boring stories, that we have already heard 3 times over. The stress of organising everything on top of the annoying company is sending us a bit crazy. The work has become tedious, apart from ...
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