Monte do Sobral
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... the interior. Portugal has many sites like this one.
There were thousands of Oak trees which is the source of cork. The bark is peeled of these trees every nine years and eventually made into cork. The cork products are amazing. We spent the afternoon driving through the countryside.
We ate a delicious meal of lamb at Cartuxa in Evora. BEST RACK OF LAMB EVER!!!
We travel to Madrid on July 21. If all goes well, we will not blog our travel.
... best of us so we wondered how to get to “Vila Vicosa”. We really wanted to go to the Paco Ducal Palace in Vila Vicosa so we were slightly confused also. We found a GPS address close so we took off on a 42 km journey hoping our GPS would find the way as we could barely see the road for the downpour. When we arrived we discovered Vila Vicosa was the name of the town not the palace, so we started looking for Paco Ducal.
We found it, dug out our coats ...
... and museum.
We were surprised to see a Citadel on a hill in the town Mourão. We just had to pull off to see it up close too. We made our way through the cobblestone streets and went steeply up, right to the front of the citadel and church. The church was locked and the citadel’s walls were the only thing to see. We decided this would be our last castle/citadel – at least until Evora
... day. Made it up to the top of the craggy edifice of the Castle of the Moors, a military fort built around the 10th century by the Muslim populations that occupied the Iberian peninsula . You can see all the way to the Atlantic Coast from the top, when the mist clears that is haha. I visited as many of the palaces and mansions as I could manage including the national Palace of Sintra, Monserrate, and of course the famous Pena ...
... flooring and façade are gone but the columns are still standing. During the Middle Ages, it was turned into a fortress and then used as a slaughterhouse until 1870. Close by is the Se which was built in the 12th Century. While we did not go in, there is a picture of the mismatched towers that we added in the 16th Century. We did go into the Igreja de Sao Francisco, built in the late 15th or ...