Alentejo

A regular Saturday (turned out to be far from regular) – one day before the super blood moon eclipse – one way to explain the glow that surrounded us in the afternoon to which we surrendered like children. Or maybe, maybe it’s just the lady Autumn that settled in gracefully in one of the most beautiful spots in Alentejo, Monsaraz. Continue reading

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25/08/15 Alentejo , Around Portugal # , , , , , , ,

Why you should go to Flowers’ Festival in Alentejo, Portugal

Why you should go to Flowers’ Festival in Alentejo, Portugal

After four years, The Flowers’ Festival also known as People’s Festival ( Festas do Povo / Festas das Flores) is back to the streets of Campo Maior in Alentejo.

Like reading a description paragraph in a book – this is how surreal this festival looks at first sight! Before arriving to the city, we would imagine no more than four-five decorated streets. Oh, the surprise we had when we entered this dreamy world! The whole municipality has its streets dressed in paper flowers, each one with a theme, be it jasmin, tulips, poppy, rose or orchid. There are people coming from all over Portugal and from the neighbouring Spain to grasp some flickering shadows and colourful lights from the suspended paper flowers. Continue reading

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10/10/13 Alentejo , Around Portugal # , , , , ,

The Monumental City of Évora

The Monumental City of Évora

Some days ago, (me, the local guide in the house) while on the way to making an Evora tour with a lovely American couple, the wife enthusiastically told me: “You know, we came here six years ago, when I was pregnant, and we liked this place so much that we decided to name our daughter Evora.” That’s how much one can fall for this city.

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