Monte da Figueira
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... never finished. Flanking the entrance are 14th century sculptured Apostles. There is sculpture of a pregnant Mary. It was sculpted out of marble and then painted. It removed from the chapel at the beginning of the 1500s by papal degree barring images of pregnant Mary.
The cathedral Sao Francisco has a very unique chapel called Chapela dos Ossos. This gruesome chapel of the bones was created in the 17th century from the remains of 5,000 monks. Two leathery ...
... lintel above the entrance reads Nós ossos que aqui estamos pelos vossos esperamos Per the translation at its side, it says; “We bones that are here, we are waiting for your's"
Oddly though, we were not totally creeped out by the chapel. No one else seemed to be either. Perhaps because it seemed impersonal, in sharp contrast to the bones of the murder victims in the skull tower memorial at the ...
July 9, 2014
SERPA to EVORA - 162km
Best Western Santa Clara €45 ($60) double without breakfast
Serpa -> Moura -> Algueva Lake -> Luz -> Mourão -> Monsaraz -> Evora.
Pulo do Lobo
We were pleased with our choice of accommodation at Hotel Pulo do Lobo in Serpa. We slept well as usual. Breakfast was ample and varied, bread, ham, cheese, homemade preserve, yogurt ...
Day dawned bright today to the west and we're looking forward to another day of exploring now that the worst of the storms have passed. So we are finally on our way to Monchique, but we will head North along the coast first to explore Odeceixe and other points and beaches.
We've seen Odeceixe in our travel book and on billboards touting it as one of 'Portugal's 7 Wonders' and decide it worth a 20 minute drive up the coast.
Did I mention our Guidebook? Along with the internet, ...
Monday 4th November
We left the campsite at Milfontes and headed south, stopping off at Odemira to shop at Lidl and fill up with diesel.
We drove into Zambujeira Do Mar to see if the campsite was open but it had closed at the end of October for the winter.
We headed on to Carvalhal do Rocha to the campsite there and checked in. We are the only guests. The young man in charge was lovely, he spoke excellent English and was very ...
Other places to stay in Zambujeira do Mar
Alpenduradas, Zambujeira do Mar | Hotelfrom $96