Castelo de Vide

 
October 25, 2015   Portugal, Marvao, Spain-Portugal
 
 

In the afternoon we took Adam for a drive to the nearby town of Castelo de Vida. The town promised a castle to check out. After a short drive, maybe 20 minutes, we arrived and parked and walked around. Lunch was at a cafe where we ordered local, mine had duck and rice, Paul had pork, egg, and rice.

Castelo de Vida has tight hilly streets, very small townhouses especially next to the castle, a crumbly castle, and great views. Unfortunately there is no charge for admission to the castle and it shows, it looks completely neglected and like it continues to deteriorate. The only gauntlet you must pass is the man who will not stop talking. He guards the door to the sad archaeology museum in the castle.

We walked the Jewish quarter where we wondered what is the purpose of the water bottles by so many doors. We soon returned to Marvao to relax then we took Adam back down the hill to an excellent local-cuisine dinner in Portagem. We had a chickpea-codfish appetizer and entrees of lamb with coriander sauce and a steak.

 
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The castle, Castelo de Vide      
 
The castle, Castelo de Vide      
 
The castle, Castelo de Vide      
 
The town of Castelo de Vide with Marvao in distance      
 
The town of Castelo de Vide with Marvao in distance      
 
The town of Castelo de Vide with Marvao in distance      
 
The castle at Castelo de Vide      
 
The castle at Castelo de Vide      
 
The castle at Castelo de Vide      
 
Castle at Castelo de Vide      
 
Castle at Castelo de Vide      
 
Castle at Castelo de Vide      
 
A bottle of water said to stops flies      
 
A bottle of water said to stops flies      
 
A bottle of water said to stops flies      
 
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Tv room, Estalagem de Marvão      
 
Tv room, Estalagem de Marvão      
 
Tv room, Estalagem de Marvão      
 
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