Via Portalegre to Spain

Right and left of the road we see imposing castles and tiny villages with a huge church. Portalegre is slightly larger and also surrounded by a fairly intact city wall. But why the city is called “the stronghold of the Portuguese Baroque”, is hidden from us. Everything looks a bit run down, even the cathedral. Of course, I only take pictures of the nicer corners.

Soon we are across the Spanish border. The watches are set forward again for one hour. We spend the night at an almost empty reservoir.


3 thoughts on “Via Portalegre to Spain

  1. So, I missed this one on the way. And yes, another empty reservoir. But perhaps they empty them like that each year? This would imply that they are doing their best to maximize the reservoir water use for irrigation. I hope the trip home brings you to festive holiday baking and not too much cold weather!

    1. Spain has the worst dryness of the last 25 years. Despite prolonged rainfall in recent weeks, water reserves in 80 percent of the country are well below the average capacity of the reservoirs in the last ten years.

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