Category Archives: History of Portugal

The Intriguing Story of the Senhor d’Além Chapel

When travelling around such a beautiful country as Portugal, one will inevitably encounter monasteries, churches and chapels in the cities, towns and villages and in some cases on private properties.  All are usually well maintained, either by the state or … Continue reading

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The Chapel in the Sea – Senhor da Pedra

There is a small and intriguing little chapel built on the top of a rock situated right on the shoreline of the Atlantic ocean that commands an amazing view both out to sea and to the white sandy beach stretching … Continue reading

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The Coastal Walk from Porto to Santiago Compostela – FINAL Leg

Our final leg for the 12th Sector of our Coastal Walk from Porto to Santiago Compostela had finally come!   In a two day planned weekend, we would do our final walk of 19 kms on Saturday and then Sunday be left … Continue reading

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The Coastal Walk from Porto to Santiago Compostela – Part 10

After spending the night at a small hotel in Pontevedra, we all (80 trekkers) awoke to a greyish day to continue the second sector (Sunday) of our two day walk over the end of May weekend to our destination of Caldas de … Continue reading

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Discovering One of Northern Portugal’s Secrets

There is a small and very charming village called Provesende, lying within the Douro demarcated wine region, in the county of Sabrosa (northern Portugal), which is an absolute must to visit.  Sabrosa incidently is the birthplace (cerca 1480) of the famous Portuguese … Continue reading

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Wandering the Streets of Porto

Last month the city of Porto was nominated “Best European Destination 2012” winning the title from over 19 major European cities and it has so much to offer!  Voting for this competition was online with the participation of over 210,000 … Continue reading

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The Coastal Walk from Porto to Santiago Compostela – Part 7

The start of a truly spectacular day greeted our 80 participants last Saturday morning at around 7.00 a.m., when we got underway for the 7th Sector from Baiona to Seixo (Vigo) following the coastal route.  This time, rather than going through Caminha (closer … Continue reading

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