Travel Blogs from Viseu
Woke up in the morning with a Graham's Winery brochure under the windscreen wiper. Sweet! Had a bit of trouble finding the place, up a maze of narrow streets, the critical one closed and dug up for a recobble. Seems all the original port wineries are in the same quarter of town, beautiful old buildings, narrow streets, all offering tours and tastings. Graham's winery ...
Distance: 30 km
Today is another 30 kilometre stage, nothing new and I'm well rested after the short stage of yesterday. There was something new though: it rained for the first time! It was more a little drizzle than a proper shower, but it was nice and refreshing nevertheless.
The arrows guide us along ...
... so I can prove I've walked the whole stretch.
The woman of the old geusthouse (and bar, restaurant, minimercado, ... it's all in one) where I'll sleep tonight has a surprise for me... She has her daughter (age 8 -10, I have no idea) draw/paint in my stamp-book. It takes up the space of about 10 stamps, but I don't care because it just looks great between all those "boring" ...
... s a camino veteran and he has good stories and some tips and tricks for a first timer like me!
A bit later we're building a little group as we merge with the Dutch couple and meet 2 Italian guys. They are seminarists (studying to become priests) from Rome. More interesting stories!
The town of Águeda is not so big and they've made the centre really colorful with some original decoration. The bright umbrellas above the ...
Lamego is a quaint town filled with Renaissance and Baroque buildings, all overlooking the beautiful valley. We spend the afternoon exploring the Sanctuary and tasting the local sparking wines from Lamego.
The Sanctuary is famous for its granite stair case, that is dedicated to the life of Mary. The tiles tell her story with every step. From the top, you can see the valley and town below. Its well worth the walk.
- Swimming pool
- Free parking