Marvão Off The Beaten Path

  • Portagem
    Portagem
    by solopes
  • Portagem
    Portagem
    by solopes
  • Whitewashed Houses in Marvão
    Whitewashed Houses in Marvão
    by global84

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    Portagem

    by solopes Written Mar 5, 2015

    Downhill, a small village called Portagem is developing, taking advantage of tourism. Those who visit Marvão or those who only pass by the border, have there a good place for a stop, even for a meal or simply for some rest. We visited Marvão but, to lunch, we opted to descend and to stop in Portagem, that we had only seen in a glimpse in the way up. It was a wise decision - good lunch, calm, with easy parking.

    Portagem Portagem
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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Historical Travel

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    Whitewashed Houses

    by global84 Written Aug 8, 2006

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    Besides enjoying fantastic views from the castle, the second best thing to do in Marvão would be to admire the whitewashed houses that are lined up on every street in the town. Red roofs and white buildings of each house are nothing more than how the traditional Portuguese houses are built, yet these two colors, with the sky in a deep ocean-blue color, give a great mixture altogether. As you walk along the streets of Marvão, notice how well the color of each house matches the color of sky. These are two very different colors, but are combined to create the better and brighter view of the town.

    Isn't it amazing to think that some people actually live in these houses in this beautiful town?

    Whitewashed Houses in Marv��o Igreja de Santa Maria Park along the Castle
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    • Budget Travel

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    Natural Swimming pool and Municipal Swimming pool

    by ncfg Written Aug 24, 2003

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    This photo was taken by the side of the Natural river Swimming pool, we can see the Municipal Swimming pool.

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