Pousada de Dom Joao IV - Vila Vicosa
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... color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; line-height: normal;">The Best Western in Evora was a good choice for the price (booked on-line). We were able to leave our car on their spot along the main street while we went to see the main attractions in town.
The temperature was well beyond my comfort zone so the plan was to do a one-two-six look-see. I wanted to ...
... Spain) and the Battle of Albuhera in 1811
We walked in to town and had a good look at the Aqueduto da Amoreira, which has 5 tiers of arches, built between 1498 and 1622. We then walked through one of the fort gates and up into the town. ...
... car park.
Luckily just 300m back down the road we had seen signs for what looked like a Municipal campsite.
We decided to walk back down the road and have a look. It looked very basic, but there was one British MH there, so we stopped to talk to them. The site cost 14e per night inc. electricity, so we decided to give it a go. Elvas is a World heritage Sight that we particularly wanted to see
We found an inexpensive hotel within the walls called Sao Joao de Dues. The hotel is a converted convent with shady gardens, several terraces and a pool with views of the walled city. The gardens had orange and lemon trees. The bathroom had marble floors and we had a huge bedroom. Another great and lucky find. After settling in we strolled through the narrow streets and located a very small restaurant in a cave like setting. I asked the ...
... with views over the Great Lake, which is a vast expanse of water, dotted with Islands and Islets and the largest manmade lake in Europe. The Town is magnificent and unique with stoned streets, whitewashed houses and shops selling regional produce and pottery at reasonable prices. It also has a castle, restaurants, several manor houses, the church of Our Lady of the lake and the old audience chambers. We stayed the night on the hill in the parking area provided for ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility