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... impossibly narrow, just enough room for one-way traffic. We slowly found our way to the town square were we found parking. An old man sitting on a bench greeting us and told us we did not need to bother putting money in the parking ticket machine. Our car would be okay there.
The sun was burning hot. Very few people were out and about. We walked up steps to clock tower and church which were ...
After breakfast we were bused to Vila Vicosa to see a beautiful palace of the last king of Portugal. He was assassinated in 1908. After that Portugal was no longer a monarchy. My leg was hurting, so I stayed in the nunnery for about an hour. It is actually a hotel now, but it was once a nunnery. I had cappuccino in the garden. It was lovely. We also visited a marble museum and the Portuguese equivalent of ...
We started cooking around 11 AM and then enjoyed a lunch of the items we learned to cook. I especially enjoyed the swordfish. After lunch we took the bus and drove southeast. We stopped at a little pottery place and then toured a winery. After the wine tasting we went to a hilltop town Monsaraz and had a lovely dinner watching the ...
We walked around the town of Portel. It is charming. There is a lovely park. The castle on the hill was abandoned long ago, but it is pretty from the outside. There was a little too much walking for my knee (4weeks out from surgery). I skipped the cooking class and iced my knee. I did enjoy the lunch which was prepared in the cooking class. After an afternoon of painting, we had lunch at the hotel restaurant. After lunch there was a parade celebrating the Festival of Our Lady of ...
... This castle now serves only one present purpose beyond tourism, it is a bullfighting ring. Nothing today but it looks more like a Roman Gladiator ring with is stone walls and impressive views. I can't say seeing a bullfight is on my 'A' list, but if I was to see one, I think this would be the place.
We leave Monsaraz and visit more Megaliths similar to yesterday. Still unfrequented, unguarded and unbelievable!
We return to our country ...
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