The Almendres Cromlech Megalith, Portugal

megalith stones at Almendres portugal

During our few days in Evora, Portugal, we wanted to take a side trip to see the Almendres Cromlech megalith. The standing stones weren’t accessible by public transit and we didn’t want to rent a car if we didn’t have to. Luckily, our hotel owner was extremely helpful. He hooked us up with a friend … Read more The Almendres Cromlech Megalith, Portugal

Exploring the Castelo dos Mouros (Moorish Castle), Portugal

Moorish Castle walkways

What better place to spend your birthday than at a castle? My husband and I share the same birth date, which just happened to coincide with our trip to Portugal. We decided to spend the day in a sweet, picturesque little town called Sintra. Sintra has a ridiculous number of castles and palaces littering its … Read more Exploring the Castelo dos Mouros (Moorish Castle), Portugal

5 Reasons to Add Evora to Your Portugal Itinerary

roman temple of evora

Evora is a quiet Portuguese town of approximately 56,500 residents. Located about 1.5 hours east of Lisbon, you could easily dismiss this little municipality as a “nothing to see here” kind of place. But it’s surprising how much it actually offers. Here are just a few reasons why you should add Evora to your itinerary … Read more 5 Reasons to Add Evora to Your Portugal Itinerary

The Roman Theatre Museum in Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon Roman theater

Did you know that there are archaeological remains of a Roman theatre complex right in the heart of Lisbon, Portugal? We didn’t! Which made stumbling upon the Roman Theatre Museum such a nice surprise. Back in ancient Roman times, Lisbon’s full Roman name was Felicitas Olisipo Julia. Emperor Augustus had the theatre of Olisipo constructed … Read more The Roman Theatre Museum in Lisbon, Portugal

The Carmo Convent and Archaeological Museum in Lisbon, Portugal

Convento do Carmo & Museu Arqueológico

As one of the oldest cities in western Europe, Lisbon, Portugal is an archaeology lovers’ paradise. But one doesn’t only have to look underground for fascinating ruins. In fact, one of the most beautiful ruins in Lisbon isn’t even that old! To find it, you just have to walk through the entrance below. Beyond this … Read more The Carmo Convent and Archaeological Museum in Lisbon, Portugal

Palácio Nacional da Pena (The National Palace of Pena)

Pena Palace Sintra

Just a short walk up the hill from the Moorish Castle in Sintra, Portugal, is the spectacular National Palace of Pena. Painted in vivid shades of yellow, red and blue with highly detailed ornamental trim, it’s the kind of palace one would expect to see at Walt Disney World. But the only roller coaster you’ll find … Read more Palácio Nacional da Pena (The National Palace of Pena)

A Day Trip Through the Douro Valley

Douro Valley scenery

My husband Mark and I booked four wonderful days in Porto during our Portugal excursion. We earmarked one of those days for finding a day trip through the Douro Valley. This is the heart of Portugal’s grape growing region. We really wanted to learn first-hand how these beautiful little orbs of flavour become wine. And … Read more A Day Trip Through the Douro Valley

Walking Along the Agua de Prata Aqueduct – Evora

Agua de Prata Aqueduct portugal evora

For being a relatively small town, Evora has some pretty cool things to see. One of its more outstanding feature attractions is the Agua de Prata Aqueduct, or “Aqueduct of Silver Water”. Although it appears to be Roman, it’s actually a little more modern. King João III commissioned the aqueduct to bring fresh water into … Read more Walking Along the Agua de Prata Aqueduct – Evora

The Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) in Evora

Skeletons at Chapel of Bones evora portugal

Ever since I was young, the strange, the unusual, and the slightly creepy has fascinated me. So when I discovered that Evora, Portugal had a chapel of bones, decorated with thousands of human skeletons, I just had to see it in person. The chapel is aptly named Capela dos Ossos, or the Chapel of Bones. … Read more The Capela dos Ossos (Chapel of Bones) in Evora