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... br> After we made it out of the convent, we headed for the
Almourol Castle. Our GPS took us on “very scenic” dirt roads to get to the
castle. It may have been the shortest route, but we doubted it was the main
route. The castle and setting are very striking. An example of the Knights of
Templar military architecture, the Almourol Castle was built on small island in
the middle of the River Tagus. This is one of the best ...
... br> We continued on another fantastic drive through rolling hillsides covered in cork trees, occasionally fields of wheat and vineyards.
Tangled to Death
We continued northward until Castelo Branco, the largest city in this part of Portugal. We turned east so we could drive through the newly established Parque Natural do Tejo Internacionale.
On our way, I suddenly spotted a young ...
... also were served a ham and cheese sandwich and great coffee.
Metamorphic Rock - 1,250 Feet Deep
Our first stop was at the marble village Vila de Višosa, with its marble palace.
This modern looking Ducal Palace became the residence of the Dukes of Braganza from 1501 when one of them decided he did like the old castle on the nearby knoll.
Our timing was off. The palace was closed ...
... 1085;о и Порту 75;алию – облас 90;ь, что через грани 94;у (котор 086;й нет), носит то же самое ...
... He spent his life in Kassel, Germany, as a guest worker. Sun is burning quite that day.
We reach Castelo Branco quite late that day, enjoy late dinner in the ancient centre. The butts are hurting bad. we go and buy zinc salve.
route link, 54km, 610 m altitude net approx.