Wednesday, August 26, 2015


One of our day excursions took us to the pretty little town of Guimarães, seat of the Dukes of Bragança and the birthplace of the Portuguese nationality.

Santiago Square

Padrão do Salado in Olvieres Square, built in 1342 by King Alphonse IV in memory of his victory over the Moors in 1340, at the Battle of Salado.

Cockle shell in the pavement indicates this is a pilgrimage town.

This armillary sphere became a national symbol of Portugal when Manuel I became the King of Portugal:

Like I said, a pretty town:

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