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This Caminho is for pilgrims on foot,by bicycle,on horseback,by motorcycle or by car.

Bom Caminho!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

2019 - 2008, 06th / 07th Stage from Mina de Sao Domingos to Serpa, about 36,3 km.

***2019 - 2008, 06th Stage Mina de Sao Domingos to Serpa, about 36,3km. *** *Hanssen-Gruppe Straßbourg France, 1 Woche Caminho Alentejo um Pfingsten mit Jean-Pierre, 7 Tage/ 7 Etappen.* *ROUTE - leaving Mina direction Corte Pinto(3,5 km) and from Freguesia(Carimbo?) back to N-265 right/north direction Serpa, orienting on N-265. Passing by Montalvo(Café left), Vales Mortos(Crossing right Café-Casa do Povo), about 2km further left side Bar Vendinha(sandwiches and drinks, tel. 00351 961 258 542, call to inform you are arriving), downhill crossing Roman Bridge before Santa Iria(after Bridge right opposite Church Café Cuba), and about 7,5 km more to arrive in Serpa. Along N-265 many kms on the left and right side of the road where you can walk on sand, not asphalt, away from traffic. ---------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------- ***2019 - 2008, 07th Stage between Serpa and Moura, about 31,9 km.*** *Serpa-la-Blanche!* *Hanssen-Gruppe Straßbourg Frankreich, 1 Woche Caminho Alentejo um Pfingsten mit Jean-Pierre, 7 Tage/ 7 Etappen.* *ROUTE - Leaving Serpa passing by Bombeiros, (right?) by Rua de Serpa Pinto, crossing(IP8 - N260), straight ahead direction Brinches N-265(10 km), by the Village(Cafés and shops) of Brinches, straight on following N-386 for about 19 km to Moura, end of this Stage. About 2km before entering into Moura you pass by "Source Castello"-Factory in Pissoes-Moura. --------------------------------------------------------------- *Serpa - Under this name also known to the Romans, was not finally reconquered until 1232, but because of dispute repopulated after 1297. Ruined Castle. Beautiful white Alentejo Town.*

7 comments:

  1. Serpa, a market town in the Lower Alentejo east of the Guadiana River, crowning a hilltop overlooking vast plains
    of wheat fields interspersed with rows of olive trees. The town has kept its ramparts which partially surmount an Aqueduct. The approach from Beja is impressive. Parque Campismo Serpa, 00351 284 544 290, Restaurante A Piscina, Pilgrims-menu Eu.8 with Credencial, 00351 969 193 353.

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  2. Serpa,the fortified gate, the Porta de Beja, leads through the ramparts into the white-washed town, which invites for
    a pleasant stroll. The main square, the Largo dos Santos Próculo e Hilariâo, with its olive and cypress trees, is dominated by the facade of the Igreja de Santa Maria. A street on the right leads to the castle. The entrance looks like a romantic 19th Century engraving with its crumbling tower which now forms a porch. There is a good view of the town from the sentry path. Museu Etnográfico, Largo do Corro. The displays in this small, well-presented museum illustrate the traditions and crafts of the region. Do not forget to try Cheese from Serpa, "Queijo de Serpa". Residencial Beatriz, Pilgrims-rates, Largo do Salvador, 10. 00351 284 544 423.

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  3. "Serpa-la-Blanche". Quelle fierté, quel orgueil presque à organiser un concours annuel de la rue la plus blanche. À tel point que les murs semblent avoir disparu sous les couches de chaux, murs aux reflets moelleux comme une croûte de brie. C´est sûrement pour les protéger que le roi Dom Dinis les a ceints d´une muraille au XIIIe siècle. L'aquaduc même a été ajoité au XVIIe siècle pour unir de ses arches l'ondoiement des collines d'oliviers à la rectitude épaisse des murs de la cité. Déambuler dans ses ruelles pavées, à la recherche des citronniers et des orangers capables de désaltérer l'assoiffé de passage, fait partie de son charme. Comme une dégustatation improvisée du fameux fromage de Serpa et des "queijadas", ces gâteaux au fromage frais qui sont un vrai délice.
    Serpa est en limite de l'Alentejo, pour qu'on n'y vienne pas en passant. Elle ne vaut peut-être même pas le détour. Seul le hasard mériterait d'y conduirele voyageur.
    Mairie 00351 284 540 100, Tourisme 00351 284 544 727, GNR 00351 284 544 739, Virgina Pensâo 00351 962 937 870.

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  4. Driving in to Serpa, about 30 km east of Beja, is - as with so many small Alentejo towns - like driving into a time warp. The castle and fortified walls were built at the command of King Dinis. A difference here from other 13th-Century walls is that these have an aquaduct built into them.
    A well-preserved gateaway is the Portas de Beja, which, along with the rest of the walls, were almost sold by the town council in the latter half of the 19th
    Century. Cooler heads prevailed and the walls were saved, though a great part of them had been destroyed in 1707 when the Duke of Osuna and his army occupied the town during the War of the Spanish Succession.
    There are several churches worth seeing (notably the 13th-Century Santa Maria Church), as well as the delightfully cool and elegant palace belonging to the Counts of Ficalho, the Paco dos Condes de Ficalho. It was built in the 16th Century and has a majestic staircase and lovely tiles. The present Marquise, incidentally , is the granddaughter of José Maria Eca de Queiroz (1845 - 1900), one of Portugal's great 19th-Century novelists.
    The Rio Guadiana is considered the most peaceful of Portugal's rivers (the others being the Tagus and Douro), but an exception is at Pulo do Lobo (Wolf's Leap) between Serpa and Mértola. This is a stretch of high and wild rapids, which can be reached by road and is worth a visit if you are in the area - you will probably find you are the only tourist there.
    Cervejaria Lebrinha Serpa 00351 284 549 311, Restaurante O Alentejano Serpa 00351 284 544 189,
    Reserve Passeios en Charrete no Posto de Turismo, 00351 284 544 727.

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  5. Serpa, die Natur und das architektonische Erbe des weißen, typisch Alentejanische Städchens, sind einzigartig und für den Besucher ebenso unerwartet wie die exzellente lokale Küche.
    Im Jahr 1281, als die Ländereien am linken Guadianaufer ausnahmslos im Besitz von Kastilien waren, erteilte Afonso X. dem Ort in Sevilla die Gründungsprivilegien.
    Damit sollten die Grenzen des Landkreises festgelegt und Bevölkerung angesiedelt werden.
    Nach einer neuerlichen Verleihung unter König Dinis im Jahr 1295 erhielt der Ort schließlich 1513 zum dritten Mal Stadtrechte aus der Hand von König Manuel.
    Bis zu seiner Krönung war dieser Herr von Serpa, eine der bedeutendsten Städte der Alentejo und im Königreich Portugal.
    Burg, Stadtmauer und Aquäduct in Serpa.
    Die mittelalterliche Burg thront vermutlich bereits seit Maurischer Zeit, beschützend über der Stadt.
    Die urspüngliche, auf einer kleinen Anhöhe gelegene
    Festungsmauer umfasste eine Fläche von 21.000 Quadratmetern.
    Ende des 13. Jahrhunderts wurden Ort und Burg unter König Dinis von Grund auf erneuert und ein imposanter Mauerring errichtet, der eine Fläche von 65.000 Quadratmetern umschloß und heute zum nationalen Kulturerbe zählt.
    Außergewöhnlich ist auch das Aquädukt mit seinen gewaltigen Bögen aus dem 17.Jahrhundert, das den Palast der Grafen von Ficalho versorgte.
    Das historische Ensemble, bestehend aus dem Stadttor von Beja, Aquädukt und Schöpfbrunnen, wurde zu einem der sieben Wunder des Alentejos gewählt.
    Fremdenverkehrsamt Serpa, Sr. Rui, 00351 284 544 727, Camping Serpa, 00351 284 544 290, Rest. A Piscina, Pilgermenu 8€ mit Credencial, 00351 969 193 353, Residencial Beatriz, neben Salvador Kirche in Serpa, frage nach Pilger - Rabatt, 00351 284 544 423, Polizei - GNR Serpa, 00351 284 544 739.
    Bom Caminho.

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  6. Serpa-la-Blanche!

    À voir, À faire.

    Balade romantique dans les ruelles étroites, aristocratiques dans le centre près de la mairie, populaires et familières autour du Château (Castelo) en grimpant par les escaliers.
    Museu Etnográfico, Largo do Corro, Serpa.
    Museu do Relógio António Tavares d'Almeida (Musée de l'Horlogerie), Rua do Assento, 00351 284 543 194.
    Convento Sao Francisco, Couvent du XVe S. restauré.

    Adresse utile;
    Office de Tourisme: Rua dos Cavalos, 19,
    00351 284 544 727.

    Où dormir?
    Camping Municipal Serpa, Eira de Sao Pedro, 00351 284 544 290.
    Alojamento Local Beatriz, Largo do Salvador, 10, Tarif Pèlerin, 00351 284 544 423.
    Alojamento Local Virgínia, Largo 25 de Abril, 75, 00351 284 549 145.

    Où manger?
    Rest. A Piscina Serpa, Eira de Sao Pedro, Menu du Pèlerin € 8 avec Credencial, 00351 284 544 160.
    Rest. Molho O Bico, Rua Quente, 1, Serpa, 00351 284 549 264.
    Rest. Alentejano, Praca da República, 8, Serpa, 00351 284 544 335.

    Hôtel de Ville Serpa, Mairie, 00351 284 540 100.
    Pompiers Serpa, 00351 284 540 030.
    Gendarmerie GNR Serpa, 00351 284 544 739.
    Espaco Internet, 00351 284 549 144.

    Bon Chemin, Bom Caminho.

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  7. Queijo de Serpa, Certificacao DOP.
    Queijo curado, de pasta amanteigada, cremosa e deformável no corte, obtido por esgotamento lento da coalhada após a coagulacao do leite cru de ovelha.
    Apresenta uma crosta maleável, fina e ligeiramente rugosa, de cor amarelo-palha.
    È conhecido pela sua excepcional qualidade e mantém a forma tradicional de fabrico.
    Queijaria Tradiserpa, Rua dos Canos n° 6, 7830 Serpa, 00351 284 549 302.
    FEIRA DO QUEIJO DO ALENTEJO - SERPA 2015
    27 e 28 de fevereiro e 1 de marco 2015
    Serpa volta a ser a capital do queijo.
    14a edicao da Feira do Queijo do Alentejo,
    no Parque de Feiras e Exposicoes de Serpa,
    Apertura Oficial 11h00.
    Câmara Municipal de Serpa, Tel. 00351 284 540 100.
    Posto de Turismo de Serpa, Rua dos Cavalos n° 19,Serpa, Tel. 00351 284 544 727.
    Bom Caminho.

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