Travel Blogs from Marv„o
... br> towards the south wall. We found a small art gallery that was selling photos of
Marvoa. The photos included photos of the village in fog. Apparently, for much
of the year Marvoa is cloudy and foggy. Of course, we will always think of this
village as sunny. The photographer was attempting to document the effects of climate change on this quaint hilltop village.
We then walked the wall until we reached the street the
Pousada is ...
... were able to tell that one foundation was a store and another
foundation was a laundry. Some of the buildings were easy to identify, such as
the bathhouse. The mosaics were truly beautiful. In the 3rd or early 4th
century a wall was built for protection. It had an average thickness of 9 feet.
In 468, the Suevi burned the town and killed all the inhabitants.
The next stop was at the Convento de Christo. This is a very ...
... 30. We were not willing to wait. We checked out the old castle and view from there over PraÁa de Republica, an attractive plaza lined with orange trees and in the countryside beyond. We also could see a scattering of the marble quarries.
The lovely white-washed houses in town sported marble window sills and door frames. We saw lots of marble even inside humble looking homes we peeked in. Some sidewalks and ...
... walls were built in the 16th and 17th C, on previous Moorish defences.
There is also a castle which has some bits of its Moorish walls left.
The fort was Wellington's base, during the Peninsula War, for the assault on Badejoz(just over the ...
... the fees don't start until after the first town, Elvas, which was our destination.
We followed the instructions to the aire and passed through the 5 tier aqueduct!
We found the MH Aire which was in the Car park of a newish Intermarche (Have the French taken over all the Supermarkets in Europe?)
We did a big shop but as we were the only MH there we really didn't fancy spending the night in a ...