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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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2 comments:

  1. 10th Stage "Caminho do Este de Portugal desde Tavira",
    between Monsaraz and Alandroal. Leaving Monsaraz left
    direction Telheiro, passing GNR, following M514. After 5,9 km right direction Alandroal/Barrada Motrinos, direction Seixo. After Seixo direction Terena/Alandroal N255.
    If you leave Rodondo on the road to Alandroal you will find yourself on one of the great rolling roads of the Alentejo. The Serra d´Ossa will be on your left behind you and eucalyptus forest, belonging to one of the large paper companies, on your right. As you catch sight of the castle of Alandroal the eucalyptus forest falls away to the Alentejana idyll of open fields dotted with cork (sobreiros) and holm oaks (azinheiras) which in spring are dusted with the blue, pink yellow and white of wild flowers and in summer are scorched to a hundred shades in brown.
    Turismo Terena 00351 268 456 102, Turismo Alandroal 00351 268 440 045, Câmara Municipal Alandroal 00351 268 440 040, GNR Alandroal 00351 268 449 163.

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  2. baesuris PortuguesNovember 3, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    Alandroal, Sede de concelho situada entre Vila Vicosa e Monsaraz, tem no seu castelo medieval o principal monumento, construido entre 1284 e 1298. A porta principal fica em frente à Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Conceicao, reconstruida no século XVIII. O último reduto defensivo fica mesmo aqui, com quatro torres. Subindo às ameias ou às torres terá esplêndida vista. A torre de menagem tem mais 20 metros de altura, sendo o relógio que a encima de 1774. A Praca da República é o centro da vila, dominado pela Fonte da Praca e pelos Pacos do Concelho, ambos do século XVIII.
    Julho ExpoGuadiana Alandroal 00351 268 440 045, Setembro Feira de Santiago Alandroal 00351 268 440 045, Casa da Tapada d´Aldeia, Hortinhas 00351 967 357 157, Café do Mercado, Alandroal 00351 965
    842 461.

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