5Km from the village of Porto de Mós, in S. Jorge, stands the millitary camp of S. Jorge.This was the place where the Royal Battle (Batalha Real) or Battle of Aljubarrota took place on August 14th of 1385. This battle against the King of Castilla was of extreme importance for the portuguese nation.To celebrate the victory, D. Nuno Álvares Pereira...more
5Km distance from the village of Porto de Mós, in a place called Alqueidão da Serra, is located a roman road that has 9Km long.The original name of Porto de Mós was Portus de Molis, more than two thousand years ago when the river Lena was still able for navigation and when the romans embarked the millstones (Mós) carved on the local quarries. The...more
Not far from the chapel, these medieval snares, known as Covas do Lobo, can be found. It consisted of numerous holes on the ground (today they're covered to avoid degradation) that had the purpose of delaying the enemy cavalry. We could call it the 14th century mines!!!more
In this plaque, with gothic letters, is written:ERA:DE MIL:E QUATROCENT' E TRINTA:E HUU:ANOS:NUNALVARES:P(ER)EIRA:CONDE:ESTAB'MANDOU:FAZER:ESTA:CAPEELA:A ONRA:DA VIRGE:MARIA:PORQUE:EN O:DIA: QUE:SE:FEZ:AQI: A BATALHA QUE:ELREY:DE PORTUGAL:OUVE:CÕ:ELREYDE:CASTELA:ESTEVE:EN ESTELOGAR:ABANDEIRA:DO:DITO CONDE:ESTABREwich can be roughly translated to In...more
In 1735 one of the five towers fell and, between 1755 and 1770 the earthquakes partially destroyed the castle. Only three very ruined towers stood up and the south side of the balcony also fell. In 1909 a new earthquake destroys three of the balcony arcades, leaving its vaults at sight. The southern towers were completely restored during the...more
I ate Cozido à Portuguesa which is probably the most traditional portuguese dish and when they brought me the bill I really got surprised...
Favorite Dish: Like I said I ate Cozido à Portuguesa but they said the speciality of the house is beefsteak on the rock