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Almeida, Portugal ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น 2019

Date: 15th August 2019

Travelled: 193 kms from Almeida in Portugal to Salamanca in Spain

Visited: Almeida

Stayed: Camping Don Quixote, โ‚ฌ22 all services N40.97538, W05.60448

Budget: 67 days @ โ‚ฌ78 per day

Our night in Almeida was a little noisy, being festival time the band started at 10pm and continued on. We slept through most of it but obviously after the festivities concluded cars and people milling about, were a distraction.

Mind you it has been hot overnight, but our air-conditioner has made inside the Hymer very comfortable. We plan on driving across the frontier into Spain and into Salamanca today. So if we are going to explore Almeida in needs to be early.

Center map

Map of Almeida, the icon on our parking spot

As you can see from the map of Almeida, the fortress casements cover the complete hill. As the site was only abandoned by the Portuguese military in 1927 itโ€™s all pretty much in tact.

Your could spend all day here walking the ramparts, but half an hour was enough for us.

The Igreja Matriz de N.Sra. das Candeias which translates to โ€˜Mother Church of our Lady of Light.

Without doubt the best house in the street. It was the birthplace of Teรณfilo Carvalho dos Santo who as you now know was a former President of Portugal.

So thatโ€™s Almeida, we return to the Hymer and give it the once over at the service point. Itโ€™s getting hot very quickly now as we leave Almeida and turn for the A62-E90 and Salamanca across the frontier into Spain.

Michael and Pam

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