TripAdvisor Reviews Pomar Velho Marv„o
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... restored and extended mixing the ancient and the ultra modern really effectively. We go down to the pool for a while. When we go back to our room there is some complimentary food and a small bottle of port waiting for us as SLH members. I have mixed feelings about the port. I love port but on the other hand I at first thought it was red wine in which case I wouldn't have had to share it with Kathleen. Dinner at this Pousada is again very ...
... 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 ...
... inconvenient (but pretty) nowadays but was important for defensive purposes through history up to about two centuries ago.
Two of the supposedly nicest hill towns were not far off my route towards Elvas, so I thought I'd make a detour and check them out in the late afternoon and early evening. Castelo de Vide is the larger of the two towns and has a substantial church, hilltop castle, and village within the castle walls. ...
... 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.