We had a long weekend here in the Spanish Basque Country and so we escaped to neighboring Portugal. What I love about Portugal is that aside from the food which is delicious, filling and really cheap, the places to visit are old world( which I love) and very interesting. In these hard economic times, visiting the Portuguese side is the best alternative if you´re on a budget. Most of the people( in stores and restaurants) speak English too and so getting around places and dining isn´t much of a problem.
Our home base was Viseu and then from there, we traveled down south to first, the picturesque town of Óbidos:
Before that, I noticed this old weather beaten church called Sao Pedro( St. Peter) just before reaching the town and I just had to have my photo taken beside the door:
|top, jeans- Zara, bag- Massimo Dutti, scarf, shoes- local store|
Here´s how the church looks like from the front:
From a distance I thought this was an old mansion except for the cross on the top. It´s not your ordinary church based on it´s structure but that´s the reason why it was love at first sight for me.The fading white paint also added a nice touch of character to this unique holy sanctuary.
More photos to come of the beaches down south. Watch out for the next posts. ;)
So how´s your weekend?
Ciao for now,