Friday, August 3, 2018

Portugal Day 4

On Day 4 in Portugal, we left Lisbon, traveling 16 miles south to the town of Palmela. Our hotel shares a wall with the chapel belonging to the Castle of Palmela and integrates the cloisters of the old convent. The chapel is a relatively newer building at the site, dating back to just the 17th century. Just.

The castle dates back to the year 856, built by The Moors. It sits atop a hill with a view of the Setúbal Peninsula and the Costa Azul. Roughly translated by someone who doesn't speak the language, those words are Portugese for "Wow."

The monastery orchards.

When Mr. Rosenberg and Bob and I walked up to the castle for the first time, we heard singing. There was a bride and groom having their picture taken. A man in their small group of eight was singing to them. That moment has become my new definition for breathtaking.

You will want the sound on for the video.

Outside the hotel, plants and stairs and beauty.

Inside the hotel, chairs and stairs and beauty. 

View from the room.

View from the breakfast table. Bom Dia/Good Morning/Good Day. It is. 

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