Villa Viçosa to Marvão

Thursday, February 11, 2016

We had an absolutely wonderful drive today from Vila Viçosa to Marvão today. We meandered and stuck to the back roads. We saw lots of sheep and beautiful mountain scenery. Initially we went to Elvas where they have a massive 7 km long aqueduct that was finished in 1622!

 

 

Then we headed north along the Spanish border. Every hilltop had a fortress to protect against the Spanish. We purposely stayed on back roads. On one long stretch of single lane road we never saw another car.
We are staying in the fortress town you can see on the horizon here, Marvão.
It is the most amazing castle town overlooking the surrounding country side. We walked all along the town wall

 

 

We went down to see the cistern.

 

This is the view from the Pousada where we are staying

 

Marvão is my favorite place in Portugal so far.

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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