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Caminho do Este de Portugal (Tavira - Santiago de Compostela)

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

Bom Caminho!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

2019 - 11th Stage Alandroal - Vila Vicosa - Borba - Barro Branco - by Glória - Mártires to Estremoz, about 26,4 km.

***2019 - 11th Stage, from Alandroal 8,5 km to Vila Vicosa(Break/Visit), following 5 km N-255 to Borba(Break/Visit), over the hill by Barro Branco, Nora, passing Glória and Mártires, to enter Estremoz after about 26,4 km.*** *Hanssen-Gruppe Straßbourg France, 1 Woche Caminho Alentejo um Pfingsten mit Jean-Pierre, 7 Tage/7 Etappen* -Stage between Alandroal and Estremoz, about 26,4 km by N255( pay attention interrupted, accident between Vila Vicosa and Borba, 5 victims), from Borba direction Barro Branco uphill, and after roundabout by "Corktree-Forest" direction Gloria and further to Estremoz. ----------------------------------------------------------------- *Vila Vicosa, former Capital of Portugal, former Royal Palace, Turismo 00351 268 889 317, opposite Hospederia Dom Carlos 00351 268 980 318, ask for Pilgrims-Rate with Valid Credencial, ask at Turismo about traffic-changes because of accident N 255? *Borba Posto de Turismo at Câmara Municipal, 00351 268 891 630, Sara Jacques speaks English, ask about route over mountain to Barro Branco and by forest downhill by Gloria to Estremoz. *In spectacular Estremoz, Sra Leopoldina at Posto de Turismo, Central Square very helpful, 00351 268 339 227, *Bombeiros Voluntários tel. 00351 268 337 360, *Pensao "O Gadanha" Estremoz, Largo Gen. Graca, N° 56, 00351 268 339 110, *Rest. Adega do Isaías, Estremoz, Pilgrims-menu €15,00?, 00351 268 322 318. Must Visit:- Museu da Caca, Castelo Vila Vicosa, - Museu do Mármore, Marble Museum, Vila Vicosa, -Paco Ducal, Royal Palace, Vila Vicosa, - Adega Cooperativa de Borba in Borba, - Museu Municipal de Estremoz Professor Joaquim Vermelho in Estremoz. ----------------------------------------------------------------- -The name Alandroal comes from the numerous Oleanders (Alandros), which used to exist around the Spring called Mestre after the Master of Aviz. It is a quiet town, who´s greatest asset is unseen, but it lies 30 meters below the crust of the earth on which it is build. The Dukes of Braganca used to arrange bullock carts to bring Alandroal water to Vila Vicosa. Some years ago french hydrologists tried to find the depth of the aquifer but gave up after 200 meters. Castle 1249 and parish church of Nossa Senhora da Conceicao. The fortifications of the Castle are worth a climb for good views over the roofs of the town and the surrounding countryside. -----------------------------------------------------------------
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2019 - 2018 - Terena - 2nd Part of Stage 10 - Monsaraz to Alandroal - about 33,4 km.

*** There has been a settlement here since before the Romans. It was occupied by the Moors from whom it was taken 1231, during D. Sancho´s reign. It was fortified by D. Dinis. It was further fortified under D. Joao I in the 14th Century. The Castle can be visited. Julius Caesar and his soldiers came to Terena in 63 B.C. ----------------------------------------------------------------

2019 - 2018 - Seixo - part of Stage 10 - Monsaraz to Alandroal - about 33,4 km.

*** Leaving Monsaraz left direction Telheiro, passing GNR, following M514. After 5,9 km right direction Alandroal/Barrada Motrinos, direction Seixo. / 2018 / ---------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------------------------------------------------------- Arriving in Seixo, at t-crossing right direction Terena/Alandroal N255. ---------------------------------------------------------------------