Melia Palacio da Lousa Boutique

Rua Viscondessa do Espinal, Lousa, Beiras, 3200-054, Portugal | 4 star hotel
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Travelling to Portugal

A travel blog entry by barbaraj90


Barb's Notes:

It's been a long day, Almost 13 hours after boarding our coach this morning we arrived at tonight's accommodation. Not where originally planned but about 25 klms from Coimbra at the Melia Palacio Da Lousa Boutique Hotel. A majestic old palace, quite extraordinary.

Along the way we had several stops. The first at …

A Portugese Cambridge

A travel blog entry by pwhalen


... town, the river Mondego, fado. At the university, which originated in Lisbon in 1290 and was moved to Coimbra in 1537, (as you do), is the most astounding library of books. The library was purpose built, a stunning building in its own right, and books from the 1500's are there on their shelves. Within touching distance. Access and door opening is limited by staff to every 20 min, the atmosphere and humidity are controlled by the building ...

Agatha Christie's Oasis in the Forest

A travel blog entry by friesendm


... diversity. Naturally occurring vegetation was then supplemented by exotic species introduced from Portugal's many tropical colonies, both by the Carmelites and later by royal foresters.

The result, Nelson explained, was over 250 species of trees and woody bushes, over 1000 species of plants, and 150 species of mushrooms, only five of which are edible. We spent the bulk of the day in Bussaco, exploring trail possibilities and ...

Holy Mackerel, 7-Layered Petticoats, and Pastry!

A travel blog entry by friesendm


... Africa) almost 300 years before its more powerful neighbor, Spain. So Spain did not have a monarch and achieve a national identity until Isabel and Ferdinand in the late 15th century.

Following lunch in a secluded little restaurant, we climbed the hill to the university. Not much remains from the 13th century edifice, but this year, in 2013, UNESCO recognized the oldest remaining quadrangle, a 16th century compound that includes the library. Entering ...

2 Monasteries in 1 day

A travel blog entry by stef5353


... After leaving the Monastery we drove to Coimbra a University town and the original capital city of Portugal where we stayed for 2 nights. Our Suite was just across the Mondego river from the old town and a short climb up a rather steep hill to the University. The visit there was interesting, first off the ornate arch to get to the main square with it's great views over the town and river. After entering a building ...

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This 4 star hotel is located on Rua Viscondessa do Espinal, Lousa.
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