Rio Maior Things to Do
Fifty years ago, Rio Maior was, for me, a garden surrounded by houses, with a small sporting field, where I went to play Hoquei on wheels or handball.Nowadays the field is gone replaced by modern pavilions, and the garden won an also modern church, but it is still there, respected by the city's development.Good!more
Oh my God!I was not proud of our "Cruzeiro" in Turquel, remembering the nationalist purposes of its construction, during dictatorship (and at its service). Anyway, I accepted that it was a distinguishable element, bad or good, inevitably part of our history.And now, I find in Rio Maior... a twin. In location, I couldn't find any difference. Back...more
When entering the natural park of "Serra de Aire e Candeeiros" you may be hit by the strange landscape, where eolic generators dispute the domain of antennas and tourist adaptations. It's a wrong idea, and the park still has some wild areas. It's especially impressive the descent from Casais Monizes to Alcobertas. The road is surprisingly straight,...more
More than 200 meters above sea level, in a large valley in the southern end of the Natural Park of Aire and Candeeiros, a very salty spring is an odd event, that becomes the most distinguished reference of Rio Maior. Locals trade salt (and anything else tourists decide to buy), in a line of wooden cabins, to resist to the salt.more
Rio Maior Restaurants
Sometimes, in this restaurant, you have an experience to remember. Next, another one to forget.
I never met a restaurant with such an unbalanced service, but ups are high, and downs only regular, so you may take a chance, expecting to coincide with one of the positive days.Related to:
- Food and Dining
- National/State Park
Rio Maior Off The Beaten Path
About 10 km distant from town, the village of Alcobertas has a strange presence of a "cyst" by the church. It's a prehistoric dolmen with a silly top: a modern roof.
I don't like the idea, but it is funny to see.Related to:
- Historical Travel