Category Archives: Portugal

A Taste of Portugal, Day 7. Obidos and Ginja.

It was the last full day of our holiday and we were heading back south towards Lisbon. But we had one highlight left to come – a visit to Obidos. Obidos is a fortified town that can trace its history … Continue reading

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Exploring the Douro Valley.

Today we were off on a coach tour to explore the Douro Valley and learn a little more about the port wine trade. After yesterdays rain we awoke to bright sunshine but that was soon to change as we climbed … Continue reading

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A day in Porto.

Today we were to be taken on an escorted sightseeing tour of Porto. Our first stop was at the cathedral, the Se do Porto. The interior was beautiful. Photography was allowed but no flash. My little Lumix performed well and … Continue reading

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A taste of Portugal, day 4,Heading North to Porto.

It was time to move on and head north to Porto. Our first stop was at Fatima which is nowadays a place of Pilgrims. On 13th May 1917 three shepherd children, Lucia dos Santos and her cousins saw a vision … Continue reading

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Day 3. Lisboa.

Today we are off on an escorted tour of Lisbon, or Lisboa as the locals say. Out first stop was at the northern end of the Parque Eduardo VII. The park was initially an extension of the Avenida da Liberdade … Continue reading

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An Afternoon in Lisbon

After our morning trip to Sintra we were back in Lisbon by 3.00pm and now had “free time”, but what do we do with it? We set off walking down the Avenida da Liberdade which was much quieter than yesterday … Continue reading

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A Taste of Portugal, day 2. A morning in Sintra.

This morning we drove north to the village of Sintra, which is famous for the Royal Palace in the town and the Pene Palace high on the hillside. Arriving at the Royal Palace we found that there were huge queues … Continue reading

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