Hotel Santa Beatriz
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... in bloom, which is causing major allergy issues for both of us. Roses are everywhere! We passed many villages that had a castle on top of a hill and were surrounded by the homes of the former peasant workers. Homes throughout Portugal are white-washed to protect against the sun and heat. They have red tile roofs and have painted ochre or blue borders around the windows to keep out evil spirits. Olive groves and vineyards are ...
... started out
as a fortress during the 500 years of Moorish rule before the Christian
reconquest, a few nice squares, and churches.Probably the most impressive site in town, though, is the Aqueduto de Amoreira, an aqueduct several miles long designed to transport water to the town from a source in the nearby hills. It crosses the valley as it approaches town in four stories of massive arches. I tend to associate ...
... 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.