Hotel Sao Joao de Deus
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Contis-Plage to Elvas May 16 to May 22 After three nights stay on the beach in Contis-Plage we were ready to head out on a new adventure. We followed the Coastal Highway south into Spain. Since there are no borders the only way we could tell that we had crossed into Spain was that the signage was now in Spanish. We stopped in a small town called …
... Spain) and the Battle of Albuhera in 1811
We walked in to town and had a good look at the Aqueduto da Amoreira, which has 5 tiers of arches, built between 1498 and 1622. We then walked through one of the fort gates and up into the town. ...
... car park.
Luckily just 300m back down the road we had seen signs for what looked like a Municipal campsite.
We decided to walk back down the road and have a look. It looked very basic, but there was one British MH there, so we stopped to talk to them. The site cost 14e per night inc. electricity, so we decided to give it a go. Elvas is a World heritage Sight that we particularly wanted to see
... with pretty, azure tailed magpies flitting about and cuckoos, cuckooing in the woods. Attempting to cycle into the town centre, we went miles out of our way and got chased down a country lane by four very unfriendly mutts that snapped at our heels as we cycled for our lives, not a very good start. Still hopelessly lost, we flagged down a little, old man, poodling along on his ancient scooter, who greeted us like two long lost friends, and chatting away he pointed ...
... that could be interesting to see. The destination address that I typed into the GPS for the tourist office didn't seem to get us to where we want to go. But as it so happened we drove past some heaps of rubble that looked like roman ruins and decided that was good enough and kept going for Elvas, Portugal. Elvas is just inside the border from Spain and used to be ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Sao Joao de Deus Elvas
A wonderful experience. The hotel was beautiful, the bedroom and bath were very spacious. The surrounding courtyard was green and lush with beautiful trees and flowers. The service was excellent. The fortress and hotel were a great find.
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