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

Bom Caminho!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

2019 - 16th Stage, From Vila Velha de Ródao to Castelo Branco, about 31 km.

***2019 - 16th Stage from Vila Velha de Rodao, by Atalaia, Sarnadas de Rodao, along N-18 to Castelo Branco, about 31 km.*** *Helli Gruppe, Baden Deutschland, Erste Woche April, Alentejo und Beira Region, 7 Tage/ 7 Etappen, Internet-Führung 1 Tag im voraus.* *Leaving Vila Velha you have to orientate on N18 until Castelo Branco after about 31km, along the stage it is possible to buy fruit, drinks and food in Serrasqueira, Atalaia and Sarnadas de Ródao, before arriving in Castelo Branco, the Capital of Beira Baixa Region. -Entering Castelo Branco straight on, on your left Igreja de Sao Tiago(end of Av. Alvares Cabral), / -Câmara Municipal on Praca do Municipio, tel. 00351 272 330 330. / -Posto de Turismo de Castelo Branco, Av. Nuno Álvares, tel. 00351 272 330 339. / -Espaco Internet de Castelo Branco - Inatel, Av. N. Álvares, N° 4, tel. 00351 272 001 090. / -Bombeiros Voluntários de Castelo Branco, tel. 00351 272 342 122. / -Camping Municipal de Castelo Branco, Estrada Nacional N18, tel. 00351 272 322 577. / -Pousada de Juventude de Castelo Branco, Edificio do I.P.J. tel. 00351 272 321 363. / -Residencial "Arraiana" tel. 00351 272 341 634(near Câmara)./ -Residencial "A Floresta", tel. 00351 272 081 762(near" Sé Cathedral"), / *Rest. Forno da Sé, Rua das Olarias N° 2, tel. 00351 272 343 499(near Jardim do Paco)* / *Rest. "Praca Velha", Praca Luis de Camoes, tel. 00351 272 358 640.* / **Dormir et manger à Castelo Branco: Ne pas arriver à Castelo Branco en fin d'après-midi SANS RÉSERVER AVANT!!!!! Always ask for Pilgrims-Discount with Valid Credencial making a Reservation! --------------------------------------------------------------- ***CASTELO BRANCO*** *Princesa da Campina* Cidade antiga, domina do alto do seu miradouro a campina raiana da Beira Baixa. Numa regiao de grande beleza natural, tem, nas proximidades, pitorescas aldeias históricas.*** --------------------------------------------------------------- -Caminho do Este de Portugal desde Tavira, Caminho Tavirense, walking/cycling following mainly N 18. Do not forget to take water and fruit for the road, but in Atalia and Sarnadas de Ródao, it is possible to buy a warm or cool drink and something to eat. -Entering Castelo Branco by N 18 straigt on to the Historical Center, following Avenida 1° de Maio, on your left side Igreja de Sao Tiago(end of Av. Alvares Cabral), and a little bit further on your right side "Residencial Arraiana". Straight on along Av.1° de Maio you find Praca do Municipio, Town Hall, Tourist Office, Praca Camoes, largo da Sé, and from here go left by Rua Olarias direction Jardim do Paco, not forgetting Igreja Matriz and the Castle high above the Old Town of Castelo Branco. -CASTELO BRANCO; The town was well fortified as it lays strategically close to the Spanish border, but it nevertheless suffered a number of invasions and occupations, events which have left few historic monuments. The scant ruins of a Templars' stronghold dominate the town. -The Capital of Beira Baixa is, today, a peaceful flower bedecked city living on its trade in cork, cheese, honey and olive oil. -It is well-known for the fine bedspreads (colchas) embroidered in different colours by young girls, who perpetuate a tradition going back to the 17 Century, as each prepares her trousseau. * Igreja Matriz de Sao Miguel, Largo da Sé, Castelo Branco, tel. 00351 272 348 590 * Castelo de Castelo Branco, Castelo dos Templários, Dom Afonso II (1214), Estilo Românico * Posto de Turismo de Castelo Branco, Avenida Nuno Álvares, tel. 00351 272 330 339 * Câmara Municipal de Castelo Branco, Praca do Municipio, tel. 00351 272 330 330 * Bombeiros Voluntários de Castelo Branco, tel. 00351 272 342 122 * Posto da G.N.R., Avenida Cidade de Zhuhai, tel. 00351 272 340 900 * Espaco Internet de Castelo Branco, Inatel, Avenida Nuno Álvares 4, 00351 272 001 090 * Biblioteca Municipal de Castelo Branco, Rua Campo Mártires da Pátria, tel. 00351 272 340 600 * Camping Municipal de Castelo Branco, Estrada Nacional N18, tel. 00351 272 322 577 * Pousada de Juventude de Castelo Branco, Edificio do I.P.J., tel. 00351 272 321 363 * Residencial "A Floresta", tel. 00351 272 081 762 (near Sé "Cathedral") * Residencial "Arraiana", tel. 00351 272 341 634 (near Câmara) * Hostel Esplanada, tel. 00351 272 084 544 / 00351 926 048 427 * Restaurante Forno da Sé, Rua das Olarias 2, tel. 00351 272 343 499 (near Jardim do Paco) * Restaurante Praca Velha, Praca Luis de Camoes 17, tel. 00351 272 358 640 * *** Best Western Rainha Dona Amélia Hotel, Rua de Santiago 15, tel. 00351 272 348 800 Iter Stellarum Bom Caminho -------------------------------------------------------------

2 comments:

  1. Baesuris FrancaisApril 4, 2015 at 11:25 PM

    Castelo Branco direction contraire.
    De Guarda à Castelo Branco, la route longe sur 60 km la grande barrière rocheuse de la Serra da Estrela, la chaîne montagneuse la plus élevée du Portugal Continental.
    Point culminant: la Torre, à 1993 mètres.
    Seul le Mont Pico (2351 métres), dans l'Archipel des
    Acores, dépasse la Torre.
    Castelo Branco ancienne ville fortifiée située sur la route des invasions.
    Castelo Branco est aujourd'hui une cité industrielle noyée sous les HLM.
    Autant dire qu'elle ne présente guère un visage attrayant.
    On y restera seulement 1h ou 2h, surtout pour le superbe Jardin du Palais Épiscopal.
    LES JARDINS DU PALAIS ÉPISCOPAL, ouvert tous les jours de 9h au coucher du soleil.
    Sur des terrasses parcourues d'escaliers, couvertes de beaux bosquets et pelouses, s'étagent des dizaines de statues représentant saints, apôtres, rois et grands du royaume.
    Ce foisonnement de pierres donne un côté superbement baroque au Jardin.
    On s'amusera à en différencier tous les détails.
    Facétieux, le sculpteur a réduit à la taille de nains les rois Espannols, les Filipes, hais du Portugal qui régnèrent au Portugal de 1580 á 1648.
    Turismo de Castelo Branco, Avenida Nuno Álvares, Tel.00351 272 330 339, Camping Municipal de Castelo Branco, EN 18, Tel.00351 272 322 577, Residencial "A Floresta", Rua Ruivo Godinho, Tel.00351 272 081 762, en bas Restaurant bon marché, Restaurante "Forno da Sé", Place de la Cathédrale, Tel.00351 272 343 499. Restaurante "Praca Velha", Praca Luis de Camoes, Tel. 00351 272 358 640.
    Dormir et manger à Castelo Branco: Ne pas arriver à Castelo Branco en fin d'après-midi sans réserver avant!!!
    Bon Chemin.

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  2. ***CASTELO BRANCO***,was well fortified as it lay strategically close to the Spanish border, but it suffered a number of invasions and occupations - events which have left few historic monuments.
    The maraudings of the Napoleonic troops in 1807 were among the most devastating.
    The scant ruins of a Templars' stronghold dominate the town. THE CAPITAL OF BEIRA BAIXA is, today, a peaceful flower bedecked city living on its trade in Cork, Cheese, Honey and Olive Oil; it is particularly known for the fine bedspreads (Colchas) embroidered in different colours by young girls, who perpetuate a tradition going back to the 17th Century as each prepares her Trousseau.

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