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.
Month: July 2017
Monastery of Santa Maria de Cegonha (PT) – Ruin of an abandoned monastery in the center of Portugal
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.
Villa Margaretha (PT) – The right place at the wrong time
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 named Villa Margaretha.
Tapada das Necessidades – Forgotten park in Lisbao
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.