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Travel Blogs from Campo Maior
July 18 - Marvoa
This serene medieval village is dramatically set at 862
meters (2,828 feet) on the top of mountain facing Spain. Its 13th century walls
and 17th century buttresses make it an impregnable stronghold. The first known
inhabitants of the area were Roman, followed by the Moors whom King Dom Afonso
Henriques evicted with difficulty in 1166. The castle became an essential
stronghold for border control. ...
July 17 - Traveling to Marvoa
We left fairly early today, around 9:30, because we have
several stops to make. We made it out of town without a problem. A good sign.
Our first stop was the Roman ruins just south of Ciombra
in Conimbriga. This is the largest and most excavated Roman site in Portugal.
It was on the road between Lisbon and Braga. There is evidence that the Romans
inhabited the ...
July 11, 2014
BORBA to MARVAO 149km
Varanda do Alenjento €37.80 ($51) double without breakfast
For breakfast, we were served several pastries, one with tuna type filling which didn't tempt me beyond the first bite. But I couldn't resist my favorite typical Portuguese specialty "pastéis de nata", a scrumptious egg based custard tart topped with burned a dusting of ...
... eastern facing stones which are estimated to be 7000 years old, one of humanities oldest monuments. They are perched on gently sloping hillside between cork trees.
Arraiolos & Borba
... corner 4 more Policemen got into a car, carrying machine guns and sped off, a Nacional Guard car following and 2 Police motorcyclists! We never did find out what the incident was!
One of the most interesting finds for us was ...