Archive for the 'Portugal' Category

Belém Tower or the Tower of St Vincent in Portugal – photograph

Monday, December 25th, 2017
Belém Tower or the Tower of St Vincent

Photograph of Belem tower in Lisbon Belem tower is also known as the Tower of St. Vincent. It’s a fortified tower located in Lisbon and built in the early 16th Century. The tower played an important role during Portugal’s impressive maritime period during this time. The tower was a defensive building long the river Tagus.… Continue reading more »

Convent of Christ (Tomar) in Portugal

Sunday, December 25th, 2016

Knights of the Order of Christ’s Covent Named after Jesus Christ (Convento de Cristo/Mosteiro de Cristo) is renown as being built by the Knights of the Order of Christ in 1160 CE. Reachable from Portugal’s capital on a day trip it’s a mystical place full of legends. A good choice of photograph to wish all the readers here a… Continue reading more »

Sintra, palaces and sheer charm

Monday, May 30th, 2005
Palace and Moorish castle

Travel Journal Overview: The true start of my overland journey started here. No better place There are few places as beautiful as Sintra in Portugal – very few. Related Links on this website: Portugal country profile

Lisboa, big city, so let’s get out

Sunday, May 22nd, 2005
Lisboa city scape

Travel Journal Overview: I enjoyed Lisbon very much, its very different to the rest of Europe’s capitals. Better in many respects. The capital of Portugal Lisbon is a great place. Full of things to do at night, and during the day. But also a great place to use as a base to escape from! Related… Continue reading more »

Evora, them bones them bones

Friday, May 20th, 2005
Evora

Travel Journal Overview: Central Portugal, a great place to visit. Journal entries are still via hand. Famous for it’s chapel do osos (chapel of bones). Here’s a high quality photograph of the famous interior of chapel de ossos There’s actually a surprising amount to do in Evora, Portugal. From Toman ruins (above) to ancient aquaducts.… Continue reading more »

Lagos, little town on a little beach

Thursday, May 12th, 2005
Archways in Lagos, Portugal

Lagos, pronounced (laa – gus), was a unique place. By night a hotspot of quite bar life, by day a beach and sea town. Related Links on this website: Portugal country profile

Faro, it has beauty

Tuesday, May 10th, 2005
Church in Faro

Travel Journal Overview: Like a lot of my first entries, they are hand written in my journal, not got around to putting them up here yet. Beautiful Church in Faro Faro did not offer up much. At least not at the time. Too caught up in freedom – I was. Nonetheless it is a …