Mercure Figueira da Foz

Avenida 25 de Abril, 22, Figueira da Foz, Beiras, 3080-086, Portugal | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Figueira da Foz

A Portugese Cambridge

A travel blog entry by pwhalen


... and any insects that do manage to get in, are consumed by a colony of bats that LIVE in the library. Live in the library! Every night the staff put down leather covers to protect the tables - not sure how they manage the handrails, and every morning clean up whats necessary. Astounding, but it obviously works. The chapel, the main hall - all so impressive.
Originally the building had been a palace that aquired the university, with the ...

Agatha Christie's Oasis in the Forest

A travel blog entry by friesendm


... visit to the wine cellar. We saw the room where Agatha Christie stayed, the phenomenal dining room with beautiful wood paneling and stained glass windows, and shared the abiding sense of the grace of Portuguese royalty of centuries past.

From the Palace Hotel, the resident forester, Nelson, led us on a walk through a good portion of the trails. Along the way, we passed many of the stations of the cross, abandoned since the departure of ...

Holy Mackerel, 7-Layered Petticoats, and Pastry!

A travel blog entry by friesendm


... from across the planet.

The town has been a fishing village, and mackerel are still hung out to dry and sold by fisherwives, wearing the local garb - a 7-layered petticoat! Apparently waiting for their menfolk at the windy beaches made multiple layers useful for protection from the elements. As we snapped the obligatory photos of the oddly splayed fish, Scott dipped into his wordplay dictionary for the "holy mackerel", drawing a chuckle from Sylvia, who ...

2 Monasteries in 1 day

A travel blog entry by stef5353


... altar and pulpit still intact. Another favourite in town seems to be Cherry Brandy with a little chocolate cake for 1 Euro. Our next stop is called Alcobaca, a little town with a large Monastery founded back in 1153 by the first Portuguese King Afonso Henriques. The church is very austere in contrast to the tombs of King Pedro I and his mistress Ines de Castro which are very ornate. After our visit to the church we ate ...


A travel blog entry by llewellyns2013

... st corner turning into it, SPLASH! Our sun cream providing a grease so we could zoom down the race course. I was at lighting speed but I could see Tom in front of me and sped up. I was into the spiral going around and around faster and faster, splash!, splosh! Then there it was the drop my final chance to gain more sped. But I was already going too fast! I shot off ...

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This 4 star hotel is located on Avenida 25 de Abril, 22, Figueira da Foz.
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