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Monsanto Castle

Monsanto Castle, Monsanto, Central Portugal

Monsanto Castle (Monsanto Castelo), is an impressive fortress strategically located on the top of the mountain overlooking the hillside village of Monsanto. We have visited Monsanto before, it is renowned for being one of the most Portuguese villages in Portugal Read more…


Olive pressing at the Lagar- Central Portugal

Olive Oil Vats. Ladoeiro, Idanha-a-Nova, Central Portugal

In Central Portugal it is olive picking season. Last week we helped several people in our community to pick their olives. This week, it was time to gather up our bounty and take the olives to the Lagar to be Read more…


Idanha-a-Nova Lake

Fun Times at Idanha-a-Nova Lake, Castelo Branco, Central Portugal

Idhana-a-Nova in Central Portugal is a remote and ancient part of Portugal and home to a spectacular lake.  Idhana-a-Nova lake is within the perimeters of the Geopark Naturejo, which forms part of the Global Network of National Geoparks created by UNESCO. Read more…


Fonte do Pego, Portugal

Exploring, Fonte do Pego, Castelo Branco, Central Portugal.

Set inside a gorge full of fossils, a short walk from a preserved traditional millers house with a working watermill stone and overlooked by Penha Garcia castle you will find the most spectacular natural swimming pool.  Fonte do Pego has to Read more…


Idanha-a-Velha Historic Village in Central Portugal

Idanha-a-Velha, Idanha a Nova, Central Portugal

The site of first Visigothic cathedral built on the Iberian peninsula, Idanha-a-Velha is now a small village in Central Portugal, with less than 100 inhabitants.  This humble village sits on top of what was once the city of Egitania, previously Read more…