Portugal
Beja

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  • Day63

    Milfontes

    July 10 in Portugal

    Nach der überfüllten Algarve geht es jetzt an die Westküste Portugals. Hier in diesem Bereich der Küste gibt es noch relativ wenig Tourismus. Wir fahren nach Milfontes. Der Ort ist sehr beliebt, da hier ein Fluss ins Meer mündet. Die Wassertemperatur ist gleich deutlich angenehmer. Auf unserem Weg hierher sind fast alle Strommasten mit einem Storchennest gekrönt. Wahnsinn wie viele Störche es hier gibt! Wir sind am Campingplatz fast die einzigen, die nicht aus Portugal kommen. Bereits vormittags werden die Grills angeschmissen. Wir entspannen uns hier zwei Tage. An einem Tag haben wir eine kleine Radtour gemacht und sind begeistert von den Stränden zwischen den Klippen. Hier kann man wirklich einen ganzen Strand für sich haben.Read more

  • Day19

    Verstecktes Schiffswrack

    September 8, 2017 in Portugal

    Einfach Wahnsinn wie es da so liegt. Schiffswracks haben alle ihre ganz besondere Geschichte und eine einzigartige Ausstrahlung. Das frag es sehr gut versteckt und wirklich nur auffindbar wenn man den genauen Ort weiß.

  • Day124

    Traveling the western coast of Portugal

    April 23, 2017 in Portugal

    Got up early and left the apt in Lisbon around 7:45 to catch the metro to the airport. Not many people out on a Sunday morning. Smooth sailing on the metro. Arrived airport aroun 8:55. Got the rental picked up- had a good sandwich at the airport. Took a few minutes to figure out Bluetooth on the car (in Portuguese). Left the airport trying to use GPS. Always hate leaving new airports - GPS was lagging a bit and confusing us. Finally got out of there and hit the road. We had Zips set for no toll roads but again, the lag made us miss an exit and then suddenly we were at toll booth trying to read Portuguese. No attendant. Finally threw some money at it and the gate lifted. Then we finally noticed the e-toll transponder at the top of the windshield and realized we were supppsed to be in a different lane for it to pop up. Crazy.

    Once on the back roads we were all good.

    As we drove south along country roads, we passed through miles and miles of cork forests. (http://portuguese-american-journal.com/portugal-names-sobreiro-its-national-tree/). You could see where the bottom half of the trees had been stripped. Also passed through some areas of olive trees.

    In Vila Nova de Milfontes , we ended up by chance (thanks to Yelp), eating at a great seafood restaurant on the beach. Wonderful grilled sea bass, potatoes,salad, wine (too much wine) . I'm telling you Google Maps , Yelp, and Trip Adviser are good friends to have on the road. And it's nice to have an always available Internet connection, although that does set me back $10/day, but I have a lot of data with Verizon and that $10 is using my home data allowance, so I can use it without worrying about it.

    Anyway, back in the car, we continue southward - at one point climbing into the hill town of Alijezur which has these homes perched on the side of a hill with incredibly narrow streets and 90 degree turns - once up there and in the middle of it, we wondered if we were ever going to get out!

    After departing Alijezur, we headed for Lagos and landed there about 7pm. Nice property with beautiful landscaping and very nice check-in person who went out of his way to make us welcome and give us some good tips. After that - we chilled.
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  • Day18

    An afternoon in Beja

    May 19 in Portugal

    A bit of a drive to the East of the Alentejo region but Beja is a lovely little town with a good feel and a very long past. We stumbled into a celebration of the Roman occupation of the area when Beja was called Pax Julia (under Julius Caesar). Topped off the day with a plate of porco preto and a bottle of rosé at the restaurante Adega Tipica 25 de Abril.

  • Day19

    Castello do Beja

    May 20 in Portugal

    Arriving yesterday we had time to wander through the celebration of Romans. Beja, in central Alentejo was the birth place of Pax-Julia after the war to conquer the Iberian coast by Dom Dinis. This castle commenced construction in the 1100’s.

  • Day22

    Cabo Sardao

    March 22 in Portugal

    Jeudi, 22 mars 2018
    Nous continuons notre voyage vers le sud à l'intérieur du Portugal. Les ruines du couvent de São Cucufate, nous font découvrir des restes d'une villa romaine de deux étages. En traversant une région à vocation agricole, vignes, oliviers, champs et élevage, nous arrivons à Beja. Cette ville était pendant quatre siècles en mains arabes, qui explique bon nombre de bâtiments en style mauresque. Nous allons manger du cochon noir à l'Adega (cave) 25 abril, miam miam. Le musée régional de la Reine Leonor, situé dans un ancien couvent de style arabe, abrite une très belle chapelle. Le château avec son beffroi veille sur la ville. Pour passer la nuit, nous rejoignons le bord de mer. Nous nous installons sur le parking du phare du Cabo Sardão, situé sur un promontoire. Une promenade le long des falaises clôt notre journée.Read more

  • Day49

    Minas de Sao Domingos

    February 7 in Portugal

    Heading north along the Guardiana river from Castro Marim we really enjoyed this part of Portugal: Mértola, the border outpost of Pomarão and Sao Domingos the ruins of an old open caste mine, where the vast flooded quarry glistens red with poison and the skeletons of the old industrial buildings scatter across the landscape, and people still lived in the old miners cottages while the officers mansions had been renovated as a hotel.Read more

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Distrito de Beja, Beja

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