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Travel Blogs from Campo Maior
... 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 ...
... castle is the old Judaria (Jewish neighborhoods) of twisting alleys and stairways that has an old synagogue which is now a museum dating from the era before the Inquisition when there was a substantial Jewish population in towns near the Spanish border. I was in the town around 6:00 in the evening so the castle and the synagogue had just closed, but Castelo de Vide was still a nice town in which to walk around.
Marvao is a ...
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! ...
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.
... dark past during the Spanish Civil War. Over 4000 supporters of the Republican cause being murdered by the Nationalist Army and Moroccan irregulars. It's acknowledged as the beginning of a very bloody part of Spanish history.
So far this trip has been a continuation of sightseeing, eating and drinking. That night I had a risotto with cubed liver on top - absolutely soft and delicious ...
Other places to stay in Campo Maior
Av. Dos Combatentes Da Grande Guerra, Campo Maior | 3 star hotelfrom $84