Quinta do Salgueiro
Travel Blogs from Freixo de Espada a Cinta
... still live there. As is typical with such estates the upkeep requires them to allow visitors( at a cost) to tour part of the home and surrounding elegant gardens. The formal gardens are stunning and Yvonne thinks we should have some like it.
The drive to and from the estate is breathtaking. We are back in the heart of the wine region and the vineyards are everywhere you look. Surrounding hills rise ...
... at our next stop which happens to be in the country of Spain! Nothing at the landing but a tavern and more grape vines and lots more olive trees and now some almond trees which are grown in the area. We were driven to another small medieval hill town (back across the river in Portugal) that dates back to Moorish times. The church we visited was constructed in 1192 by the brotherhood of the Hospitaller friars, as a way stop for people who were doing the pilgrimage ...
the church in full fiesta mode complete with hotdog stalls and a bouncy castle
once a year to celebrate its being built.
We set off from Perena along the GR 14 towards the village
of Villarino. The path was really well signposted once we had left the village.
We arrived in Villarino around 12.30, just as the locals were amassing for the Palm
... our very own whirley washing line! The latter has been much in use as we are also next to the washing area with hot water, this was the perfect place to get out my washing machine. I have been able to do loads each day and able to dry them in this crisp clear mountain air. The sky is cloudless for about the 7th day running. I am covered in mosquito bites and it is ...
Castelo Rodrigo is one of 12 historic villages in Portugal, and its medieval streets are breathtaking. The fortified medieval village is perched up on a isolated hill, giving a 360 degree view over spain and portugal. We spend our time wandering the narrow streets, former palace, Rocamadour Church, Jewish Quarters, synagogue, cistern and mikvah. In its prime, Rodrigo was a place of peace for harmony for Christians, Muslims and Jewish religions.
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking