Travel Blogs from Badajoz
... We really liked Elvas, a real working town with loads of history. As well as the fortifications there are lots of churches and narrow winding cobbled streets. On our way up to the main square a Police car passed at great speed, sirens blazing, as we ...
Although we were retracing our steps today, the back to front journey seemed different and quicker!
We stopped for lunch in the MH Aire at Zafra, with a French MH for company and then went across country to Badajoz, right on the Spanish/ Portugese border.
We proceeded into Portugal and remembered to put our watches BACK an hour, so we were the same time as at home. We used the Pay motorway, ...
... in time. It is a frontier fortress of Portugal about 10 miles west of the Spanish border. Coincidentally it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site since June of 2012. It is situated on a hill and has a 4 mile long aqueduct which still supplies the city with pure water. Elvas has the distinction of being one of the greatest and most heavily fortified frontier towns in all of Europe. There are 2 other fortresses within sight, covering the north and ...
... 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 ...
... hotel that Dane has been looking forward to since we booked! The heat was getting to us so we waited until late afternoon to head into Badajoz for a look around (& some geocaching of course).
At 5pm it was still about 30 degrees but by the time we were done just before 8 it was starting to cool off a little. Restaurants don't open for dinner in Spain until 8 or 9pm so we were going ...
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking