It’s said the first king of Portugal was born inside these walls, and even before, the castle of Guimarães has stood for over a thousand years, proofing the test of time. How easily history would be re-written if these walls didn’t stand.
Such a serene place to visit, luckily with some water. On google earth, it’s completely dry. A good unexpected hike, that’s trail head is just past Nossa Senhora da Peneda Sanctuary. Certainly an uphill hike, with stone foot bridges and huge rocks setting your path. Ending in this magnificent view.
Nestled in Serra da Estrela Natural Park, this cork and moss green roof bungalow is a gem of a place to visit. Fresh produce grown onsite and some fur animals to keep us company. This bungalow sets the stage for some really lovely sunsets daily.
We were herded by this dog as we came across the pasture in Serra Da Estrela, the highest mountains in Portugal. We met the goatherder, had some conversation and gave him some cigarettes. This left a #memorable impression of the old world and how fortune we were to experience this dying craft first-hand.
An old picturesque place, perfect for swim. This parish is around 1000 year BC, build on schist stone the bridges cross where Ribeira do Piódão and Chãs D'ígua meet. A gem of spot to visit, hidden away in Serra do Açor,
From Casal de Loivos viewpoint, you can see the milkyway almost touching Douro’s spectacular wine valleys. This landscape is beautiful during the day or at night, where the two rivers Douro and Pinhão meet, wine shall be enjoy!.