Pousada de Dom Joao IV - Vila Vicosa
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Our last day in Portugal was spending time with the Fergusons and the Morenos having a lunch of the Brazilian national dish - the feijoada, just google it. It was really good bonding time for our families. It was jump at like the christening feast - long table with plenty of food and wine.
Our time in Portugal is coming to an end and we will miss Maria's family.
After leaving Seville we quickly travelled across to Badajoz on the Spanish - Portuguese border. After the plains around Seville the Autovia rose quickly up onto a range of low mountains then gradually through hills covered with olive trees under which we saw the odd sheep, then gradually on down to paddocks with the famed black iberico pigs eating away. Some farms are able to graze the pigs on ...
Got to our stop for the night before heading north. Had been told to come see Monsaraz. It is well worth the visit. Wondered around the castle and old fortifications. Staying down in the valley at Horta da Mjoura. Very quite place , nice relaxing time at the pool once we checked in. Not to be confused with horse de moura!, silly Tomtom ... 13 k's away and in a tiny town, and not much more than a shack, but not open anyways. Since it ...
... it is lined floor to ceiling with azulejos, the hand painted blue and white tiles. It didn't disappoint! The collection azueljos are from 1711, by the great master Antonio de Oliveira, and depict scenes from the life of Sao Lourenco Justiniano.
The church also had a crypt with a stack of bones, a gilded alter and 18th century paintings.
... cemetery where a few officers from the Peninsular War are buried. There are some recent commemorative Plaques. It was beautifully kept - a lovely contemplative garden
As usual I'll let the photo's tell the ...