Sao Jose Hotel
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... inside and out, with some fantastic stonework and stained glass. Again, these few photos will give you a flavour of the place. For once, we had to pay to park (€0.80 but restricted to two hours), but I liked the small-town feel to Batalha and didn't begrudge it one bit, but we were conscious of the time so probably didn't devote as much time as we would have liked, but we did manage to sneak in a light lunch at a café before heading ...
... flash on an electronic screen as you drove through the toll plaza. It was impossible to decipher a pattern, as the tolls ranged from as low as .15 Euro to over 9 Euro. Still, it made the driving extremely palatable and, coupled with their excellent driving manners (always stay left), I enjoyed it.
We could see the town of Obidos well before we actually got there. It is an ancient walled city, dating all the way back to Celtic times. The city's ...
Once we put our bags in the hallway for 7 a.m. transfer to bus we decided to go right down for our last buffet breakfast at the Intercontinental Lisbon Hotel. Everyone tried to eat lighter so we wouldn’t feel so full on the bus trip north. I am not sure we accomplished that objective.
Obidos is a small whitewashed hilltop town that dates back to the 13th century when King Dinis gave it as a wedding present ...
... lost in the wonderful old buildings and churches, we eventually got on a tram to take us up and down the many hills of this old city. We walked down the equivalent of the Paris Champs Elysee, Avenue des Liberadides- it was fantastic.
On our walk back to the train station, we stopped at a restaurant, just by chance, called the Leao d'Ouro. One could avail of an all you can eat buffet for 6.90. Ordinarily, I'd be nervous of such a tempting ...
[Just a quick post to try to catch up. We may add more info and/or pictures later.]
In talking to some folks in heavily Catholic Portugal, we realized it would only take us about an hour and a half to get to Fatima, where some million pilgrims would coincidentally arrive the next day. You can read about the event on wikipedia's Our Lady of Fatima page.