Quinta Dos Avos
Travel Blogs from Campo Maior
We left at 9:30 AM for Marvao. We waited until the two tour groups left. They were all at breakfast when we were. so it was busy and the hotel wasn't prepared for the rush. The tours are from OAT (16) and Odyssey (24). Since the Pousada only has 34 rooms, the tours were very evident. Hopefully, our next hotel will not have tours.
The drive to Marvao on a 2-lane highway was beautiful! Today is a perfect spring day....sunny, clear ...
... fortifications which
supposedly represent some of the most advanced military technology of the
1600s, but there not much in the way of museums or exhibits on them. They’re
impossible to miss, though, since the center city is located entirely within
the massive fortifications, many of the flat areas they enclose now used as
parking lots on the town’s periphery.
Elvas also has a ...
The Alentejo is the region of Portugal south and east of Lisbon that stretches from the Atlantic to the Spanish border and almost all the way to the south coast, a region called Algarve. The Alentejo is hotter and drier than other parts of Portugal and resembles southern Spain in terms of climate, landscape, and human settlement. The villages tend to have whitewashed houses with orange tile roofs and many of them are located on hilltops ...
Well what an adventure we had trying to find our hotel in the historic part of Badajoz. Talk about a rabbit warren of one way streets and pedestrian only streets we went over to get to it! Marty had to literally drive up on the footpath in one street because they were so narrow - we didn't think there would be any hotel in these streets but yip sure enough we found it - eventually!
I can't say I'm too ...
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