Hotel Solar do Rio

Address: Estrada Nacional 16, Varzea, Northern Portugal, 3660 692, Portugal | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Estrada Nacional 16, Varzea.
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Travel Blogs from Varzea

The Douro

A travel blog entry by lynnib on Jul 15, 2015

8 photos

... into wine territory - until we reached Lamego. It is clearly a town founded on wealth judging by the many fine buildings, but its 'piece de resistance' is the Church of Senhora dos Remedios, high up on a hillside, with its 648 stone steps leading down to the tree-lined boulevard and town below. Given the grandeur of the staircase, statues and facade, the inside of the church is relatively small but very ornate, having a very 'Italian' feel about it, except for ...

Being sociable at Quinta Chave Grande, Casfreires

A travel blog entry by lynnib on Jul 11, 2015

3 comments, 6 photos

... German and a sizeable Dutch contingent. A number of appetisers were placed on the table whilst drinks were served, followed by a selection of four meats from the barbecue with salad and lots of fries, with dessert as an additional option. There was much talking and laughing throughout but come 10pm it was decidedly chilly and dark so we said our farewells and goodnight to all after a great time. As forecast, yesterday ...

Viseu

A travel blog entry by mersonjames on Jun 22, 2015

17 photos

... lot to Viseu. We check in to the Pousada de Viseu. Pousadas are the state owned equivalent of Paradors in Spain but they are commercially managed by a Hotel group called Pestana. This one is an old hospital which has recently been converted. We have a huge, corner room on the top floor. It has a large outside terrace along two sides with views over the gown and ...

A Splendid Day from Elise's Perspective

A travel blog entry by kendavis on Jun 02, 2015

2 comments, 3 photos

... always offering warm smiles, wonderful jokes and sensitive insights into human nature.

Ken and I began our day knowing that the walk would be more visually and physically challenging by going through lots of commercial and industrial areas, and also by beginning the approach into the hills of northern Portugal and ultimately western Spain. We knew that the stamina we work so hard to develop while hiking ...

A very cool morning

A travel blog entry by kendavis on Jun 01, 2015

2 comments, 6 photos

... and I washed out my clothes from today in the sink... not much difference. The flowers continue to be a joy and are everywhere. We have found another flower we can't identify, so I will post it and see if any of you can figure out what it is. So many of you were helpful the last time. We have just a little over a week before we walk into Spain, so I wanted to talk about the ceramic tile houses here in Portugal. A common practice is ...