Hotel Senhora do Castelo
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Senhora do Castelo Mangualde
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... climbed out of the valley in the direction of Vila Nova de Paiva across a landscape not unlike Dartmoor, but perhaps with more trees and shrubbery, littered with huge rounded boulders. The satnav was suggesting the A24 motorway but we stuck to the excellent 'old' route which pretty much runs parallel, before stopping at Mezio for coffee and cake. Whilst at the counter, an American made himself known (probably spotted the registration plate on the car) and we learned ...
... flag one down and he pulled up immediately outside our caravan and opened the doors. I was welcomed with a smile, greeting and a handshake, passed comment on the beautiful Portuguese weather, before buying a long white loaf (no resemblance to the French baguette), he popped in an additional two large rolls. And the 'damage'? Just €1, but the moment was priceless and something which you never experience when your holiday ...
We have a beautiful breakfast in the lounge at Carmo's. We can't eat outside as it is too cold and later it starts raining. What a contrast from yesterday. We head off for Viseu. Its motorway the whole way a lot of it high up in mountains with spectacular bridges and viaducts. There are hardly any cars on it and even less lorries. We cross over the Douro River but ...
... with pine trees. Odd mix. Speaking of timber, I am amazed at the things here that are made of cork...shoes, handbags, watch straps, hats, ugg boots...I guess they know that corks for bottles are disappearing.
So today we went to Coimbra - a strong university town with some history. The Uni is over 750 years old and has an amazing library, luckily I took a couple of photos before I realized that none were allowed. It was also interesting to see ...
We drove 50 mins to Sátão from Viseu after restocking for the weekend at the supermarket. A gourmet weekend was in order and it's not disappointed one bit. Hand peeled prawns in garlic, olive oil and chorizos, traditional Portuguese rolled pork with a local stuffing smothered in onions, pepper, salt and pepper seasonings, large fish kebabs, aubergine & halloumi parcels, cocktails shaken!!! It's all too much holiday fun... Time to travel Monday ...