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

Bom Caminho!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

2019 - 10th Stage from Monsaraz to Telheiro, Motrinhos, Cabeca, Seixo, Terena to Alandroal, about 33,4 km.

***2019 - 10th Stage between Monsaraz and Alandroal, about 33,4 km.*** *Hanssen-Gruppe Straßbourg France, 1 Woche Caminho Alentejo um Pfingsten mit Jean-Pierre, 7 Tage/7 Etappen.* +++++++ -Stage Monsaraz to Alandroal about 33,4 kms, by Telheiro, passing GNR, following M514. -After about 5,9km right direction Alandroal/Barrada Motrinhos, direction Seixo. -In Seixo right direction Terena/Alandroal N255. *To visit in Terena: - Castelo e Igreja de Terena, - Casa de Terena, Rua Direita, N° 45, *In Terena behind traffic-lights, Café Mato Bon, Terena for Sandwiches and warm drinks,visting former Santiago-Pilgrims, tel. 00351 268 459 147, *Bombeiros Alandroal 00351 268 449 144, entering Alandroal,first road uphill on your right, and at crossing left. *In front of Castelo Posto de Turismo in Alandroal, 00351 268 440 045, attended by 3 friendly ladies, Information about places to sleep for economic Pilgrims-prices, Carimbos in Credencial. *Café do Mercado in Alandroal at the Mercado Municipal behind Castelo/Castle, for warm drinks and sandwiches and friendly service, To visit in Alandroal: - Castelo de Alandroal, - Ponte Romano, - Cooperativa Voz do Povo, Rua Principal, for traditional cheese and typical cakes, - Alandroqueijo, Largo Pêro Rodrigues for goat- and sheep-cheeses. *At Adega dos Ramalhos in Alandroal a Pilgrims-Menu for 12€, closed on Tuesdays, tel. 00351 268 449 490. -----------------------------------------------------------------
----------------------------------------------------------------- Terrific view of this small castle town from the road between Reguengos and Alandroal. Igreja Matriz de S. Pedro (1394). Reconquering the town under King Sancho 1231. Repopulation under King João I in 1482. -----------------------------------------------------------------*TERENA*


  1. Situada a sul do Alandroal, de cujo concelho faz parte, Terena é uma pequena vila florida, cheia de casario tradicional.O castelo medieval ergue-se no topo norte da povoacâo. De planta trapezoidal, na
    sua construcâo foram usadas pedras de mármore, granito e xisto. Do alto das suas muralhas avista-se a albufeira do Lucefecit e também alguns meandros da albufeira de Alqueva. A pouco mais de um quilómetro para nascente ergue-se a igreja-fortaleza de Nossa Senhora da Assuncâo da Boa Nova, com festa no Domingo de Pascoela. Construcâo de princípios do século XIV, terá resultado de um voto de D. Maria, filha de Afonso IV de Portugal e mulher de D. Afonso XI de Castela, quando recebeu "boa nova" da vitória do pai e do marido na Batalha do Salado contra os mouros.

  2. Art and Architecture. Terena. Prehistoric sites like the megaliths around Évora, the rock engravings in the Vale
    do Côa, as well as Iron Age ruins like those of Citânia de Briteiros, or the Roman remains at Conimbriga, Tróia and Évora will interest the lover of Antiquity. There are also small pre-Romanesque churches which recall the different architectural influences that swept across the Iberian Peninsula from the north and the east. Among them are the Visigothic (Igreja de Sao Pedro de Balsemao near Lamego and Igreja de Santo Amaro in Beja), the Mozarabic (Capela de Sao Pedro de Lourosa Oliveira
    do Hospital), and lastly the Byzantine (Capela de Sao Frutuoso near Braga). But it is from the 11th Century onwards, as the country gained its Independence, that Portuguese art took on a specifically national character.
    Turismo Terena 00351 268 456 102, GNR Alandroal 00351 268 449 163, Bombeiros Voluntários Alandroal 00351 268 449 144, Câmara Municipal Alandroal 00351 268 440 040.
    Caminho do Este de Portugal desde Tavira, 10th Stage, Monsaraz, Telheiro, M514 right km.5,9 direction Alandroal/Barrada Motrinos/Seixo, direction Terena and Alandroal N255. Bom Caminho.

  3. Romanesque Art in Portugal during the Middle Ages, between the 11th and 15th Century. Terena. The Romanesque influence arrived late in Portugal, in the 11th Century, brought from France by Burgundian knights and monks from Cluny and Moissac. It retained many French traits. Nevertheless, the influence of Santiago de Compostela, particularly in northern Portugal, produced a style more Galician than French which was further enhaced through the use of granite. Monuments have a massive and rough appearance with capitals that show the granite's solid resistance to the mason's chisel.
    Cathedrals, often built by French architects, preferably on an elevation in the centre of a town, were reconstructed at the same time as local fortified castles and, therefore, often outwardly resemble them. The cathedrals in Coimbra, Lisbon, Évora, Oporto and Braga are good examples. They served as supports to the Portuguese military, at that time occupied in attacking the Moorish forces. Country churches, built at a later date, sometimes have richly carved main doorways. The interior design, frequently including pointed arches and even groined vaulting, has often been transformed by Manueline or baroque additions.
    The Santuário de Nossa Senhora da Boa Nova is sign-posted from Terena and lies about 1.5 km out of town, not far from the Guadiana River, surrounded by palm trees and open countryside. The Infanta D. Maria, daughter of Afonso IV of Portugal, was Queen of Castile by marriage to D. Afonso XI of Castile. D. Afonso IV refused to help his daughter when she came to him begging on behalf of the King of Castile. She returned to Castile a disappointed woman. On her way back, at Terena, she saw a horseman a long way off but galloping towards her. Knowing the messenger was for her she waited. He brought the good news (Boa nova) from her father that he had decided to help Castile aftre all. After the battle of Salado in 1340, in which the Moors were gloriously defeated, she arranched for the church to be built.
    Terena's three day festa includes a Pilgrimage procession to the Sanctuary Boa Nova on the first Sunday after Easter.

  4. Gothic Art in Portugal during the Middle Ages, mainly 13th, 14th and 15th Century. Terena. While the Romanesque style blossomed in chapels and cathedrals in the north, Gothic architecture developed most vigorously at the end of the 13th Century in the limestone regions of Coimbra and Lisbon in the form of large monasteries. The churches, which are designed with a nave and two corresponding aisles, together with polygonal apses and apsidal chapels, retain the proportions and simplicity of the Romanesque style.
    The Mosteiro de Alcobaca served as a model for the 14th Century Cistercian cloisters of the cathedrals in Coimbra, Lisbon and Èvora. Flamboyant Gothic found its most perfect expression in the Mosteiro da Batalha even though this was only completed in the Manueline period.
    Posto de Turismo de Terena, Rua Direita,00351 268 456 102, Hotel Casa de Terena, 00351 268 459 132, GNR Alandroal, 00351 268 449 163. Bom Caminho.

  5. Military Architecture,along Old Roman Roads in Portugal, since the 11th Century.
    The Portuguese, in the wars against the Moors and later against the Spanish, built castles which remain today as prominent features in the landscape. The first series of castles marks the successive stages of the Reconquest, the second series of castles, built from the 13th Century on, guard the major routes of communication and Christian Pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela.
    Most of these castles, built in the Middle Ages, have a strong family likeness. Double perimeter walls circle a keep or Torre de Menagem which was usually square, and crowned with pyramid capped merlons, a trace of the Moorish influence.
    The Historical route of "O Caminho do Este de Portuga desde Tavira", follows since the 14th
    Century, as we know, old Roman Roads through the eastern prvovinces of Portugal, along the Castilian /
    Spanish border.
    Caminhos de Santiago already more then 800 years the First Sustainable Form of Tourism in Europe, which has to be respected in its Original Form.
    In France "O Caminho do Este de Portugal desde Tavira", is known as "La Route des Chateaux".
    Bom Caminho.

  6. Baesuris Pilgrims InformationApril 4, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    We were informed by Pilgrims passing through Terena, 10th Stage Caminho do Este de Portugal, Caminho Tavirense, that the Posto de Turismo in Terena and Hotel Casa Terena are closed temporarilly.
    All information about the Area available at the Tourist Office of Alandroal, next to the Castle and opposite of Town Hall in Alandroal, tel. 00351 268 440 045, also for Carimbos for your Credencial.
    In Terena behind the traffic lights, on the right side Cervejaria "O Fragas" for sandwiches, drinks and good advice of "Amigos" do Caminho de Santiago,
    Tel. 00351 967 540 008, open daily.
    Another possibility for food and beverage in Terena, is Café-Restaurante "A Lanterna", Estrada Municipal 1111, Lote 9, Tel. 00351 268 440 045.
    Do not forget to visit the Castle of Terena and about a kilometer outside of Terena, on Easter Sunday, the Fortified-Church of Nossa Senhora da Assuncao da Boa Nova, with Festivities on Domingo de Pascoela.
    Bom Caminho