Quinta do Rio Dao

Turismo Rural, Lda, Santa Comba Dao, Beiras, 3440-464, Portugal | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Santa Comba Dao

A Portugese Cambridge

A travel blog entry by pwhalen


... nearby and had spent the day wandering the old streets so a treat was definitely in order. Meringues! Nothing like you buy in Sydney, multiple sizes to choose from ( we went for medium), crunchy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Not a crumb was missed!

Apart from eating memorable food, did go exploring. Cathedrals, a palace transformed into a university, a labyrinth of narrow streets and staircases that constitute ...

From Portugal to Spain

A travel blog entry by slbrown17


... bus only lane, almost went the wrong way down a one way street, and ended up parked in a non-parking area. We never saw the police so it all went good once we typed in the hotel address and called the hotel to find out information about parking. I don't think Dad wanted to ever get in that car again in Oviedo after that night. It was stressful for everyone. However, the hotel looked really nice and it's in a great location for seeing Oviedo.

Agatha Christie's Oasis in the Forest

A travel blog entry by friesendm


... the Duke of Wellington here in 1810, with monks offering medical aid and comfort to the fallen on both sides. After the monarchy banned all Catholic orders in 1834, the forest reverted to royal rule, setting the stage, in 1907, for the completion of a palace here in the Manueline architectural style of Portugal's golden era of the 16th century. But the Portuguese monarchy was not long for this world. After the assassination of the king, and ...

Holy Mackerel, 7-Layered Petticoats, and Pastry!

A travel blog entry by friesendm


... was a surreal experience. It was so dark that a couple other visitors were using cell phone flashlights (before they were roundly scolded by the docent).

Light is not needed in this library because it's the only library I've ever visited where books are not to be read. Since the 20th century, this is a museum of some of Portugal's most revered works of literature. The scene was of row upon row of bookshelves, two stories high, all with gilded covers ...

2 Monasteries in 1 day

A travel blog entry by stef5353


... After leaving the Monastery we drove to Coimbra a University town and the original capital city of Portugal where we stayed for 2 nights. Our Suite was just across the Mondego river from the old town and a short climb up a rather steep hill to the University. The visit there was interesting, first off the ornate arch to get to the main square with it's great views over the town and river. After entering a building ...


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