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Its cloudy and not that warm in the morning on Viseu. Breakfast is ok but nothing special. They only have a self-service coffee machine which uses UHT milk so is pretty poor. I go out to buy some water and take some photos. Then we check out and head off for a village called Flora de Rosa and the Pousada de Crato there. Again it is motorway most of the way with hardly any traffic so it is an easy drive. The Pousada was once a monastery but has ...
... landscape looked like Central California along the coast.
From Portalegre, we climbed the mountain to Marvao on a very windy road. Marvao is an ancient Moorish castle town on top of the mountain that is very near the Spanish border and was used for centuries to protect the Portuguese against the Spanish. We parked at our charming little hotel and walked the town. We toured the Castelo Marvao and it's expansive grounds. It ...
... t like Elvas very much and constantly
tries to correct it to Elvis.
The fortifications at Elvas are historically significant
enough to have won it designation as a UNESCO World Heritage site. I spent a
few hours in the town after the short drive from Marvao and found it pleasant
enough but neither all that unique nor possessing that much to see. I somewhat
expected much more would be made of ...
... castle is the old Judaria (Jewish neighborhoods) of twisting alleys and stairways that has an old synagogue which is now a museum dating from the era before the Inquisition when there was a substantial Jewish population in towns near the Spanish border. I was in the town around 6:00 in the evening so the castle and the synagogue had just closed, but Castelo de Vide was still a nice town in which to walk around.
Marvao is a ...
... a light lunch of soup. Joe's tomato soup had a poached egg in it.
We spent time around the Pousada which is really serene.It is amazing there are only three couples staying here (Friday night). We have struggled with internet since we arrived but a knowledgeable person showed us how to sign on. It is free but works only in the bar area. Tonight our dinner was again served by Jose. We are checking out tomorrow for Evora.