Driving around, my hands on the wheel but my eyes exploring, I saw this beautiful house just outside a small village. It was built on the hillside and we couldn’t get near it while we were in the car.
The monastery of Santa Maria de Cegonha was built around 1162 and was hosted until 1834 as a center for philosophical studies of the Cistercian Order.
Even when I’m behind the wheel I’m always looking around for abandoned spots. So, driving around, heading for an abandoned factory, I saw this great looking villa at the mainstreet of a town called Tomar.
Tapada das Necessidades seems to be a hidden and forgotten park in Lisbao. The history of this one goes back to 1742, when the ground was bought by king João V of Portugal. He built a palace and turned the area into a private garden and hunting place. It was a climb uphill along a big wall to find an entrance, but we managed to get in.
The Monsanto building is located on a hill outside Lisbon and this place gives a magnificent panoramic view over the city. The building was designed by architect Chaves da Costa as a restaurant and integrates several works of art: panels and reliefs by Querubim Lapa, paint by Luis Dourdil and tile of Manuela Madureira.
The Monsanto restaurant, built by the city of Lisbon in 1968, is abandoned for almost 15 years, completely stripped and now in a state of decay.
I think this farmer was a collector of refrigerators. It’s also possible that the story behind this one is completely different. We’ll never know I guess.
This abandoned farm was spot during a road trip in August 2015. This urbex location is nearby a beautiful castle. Unfortunately that castle is not abandoned, so this was all we deserved that day.
I can not find any information about this location. We visited this one in August 2015, during a holiday trip, and got caught by a mysterious young lady, just wearing a skirt and bra. She didn’t like pictures and finally sent us away!
My son Twan and I visited this abandoned military facilitie in August 2015. This urbex location is located near the village of Tocna – suburbs of Prague – and it was intended to defend the capital of the country against any air attack from the NATO countries during The Cold War.