Ponte de Lima – PT

bridge-2.pngThe romans in Portugal. I have passed by this town so many times, but never stopped to visit it. Now I did, more or less because it was 2 hours before sunset, so I could benefit from the warm color tones.

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This town is very close to the border between Galicia (Spain) and Portugal and if you travel by car on the highway, you can miss it, because the road is quite far from the attractions.

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Depending on the travelers itinerary, this place could be interesting or not. I say that a 3 hours of stay should be enough. Locals speak very well either english or french, so having a dinner just the way you like it, shouldn’t be a problem if you don’t know portuguese or spanish.

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Also there are museums and some of them guarded during the weekend by cats such as this one:

 

There is also this palace type house: Villa Belmira which is probably the best place in town to stay. It also remembers of the Sintra castles. I for one like it, but I have not stayed here ,yet.

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Right outside of the streets, next to the Lima river, there is this magnificent and medieval tower named Torre da Cadeia Velha with lots of birds flying around it.

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Of course the main atraction is the roman bridge across the Lima River. Around it are large wild ducks families, that are not to afraid of visitors.

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As most places here on Iberia, night shines more alive than daylight, with many places to relax and drink the famous Porto wine.

MiDe.

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