Quinta Dos Avos
Travel Blogs from Campo Maior
... 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. ...
... Badajoz, it does have loads of old buildings but it is very dirty, lots of rubbish in the streets and they smell like sewage in places. Our hotel is nice enough and there are the remains of an old fortress in the city which we walked around.
Another hot day, not sure of the temperature but feels like early 30's again in the peak of the day.
This is just a one night transit stop to break our journey.
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.
Other places to stay in Campo Maior
Av. Dos Combatentes Da Grande Guerra, Campo Maior | 3 star hotelfrom $84