2S12 The lesser-known Portugal from your armchair

Tutor/Facilitator Colin Fryer

Date: on/from Tue 15 Nov 2022 to Tue 8 Nov 2022
Frequency: Two sessions
Class time: 5:00-6:15

Delivered ZOOM

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Every tourist in Portugal sees the wonderful cities of Lisbon and Porto; many make short trips from Lisbon to Sintra and Obidos and from Porto up the Douro valley. The British all go to the Algarve region in the south (7.1 million tourists in 2017). So we won’t go to any of those places. We’ll visit Évora, Vila Viçosa, Castelo de Vide, Monsanto, Idanha a Velha, Trancoso, Marialva, Penedono, Linhares, Viseu, Lamego, Braga, Ponte da Lima, Barcelos, Aveiro, Palacio Buçaco, Coimbra, Conimbriga and Tomar. Why? To escape from the crowds and to see ancient castles and town walls, neolithic standing stones, marble footpaths, a Liberty Day parade, amazing cathedrals, fabulous staircases, Art Nouveau treasures, ornate palaces and convents, one of the oldest universities in the world, a religious procession, and Roman aqueducts, bridges and mosaics. All that and attractive town squares to enjoy good coffee and pasteis de nata with the locals. Join me!
TUTOR: Colin was asked by a friend: If you could repeat only one of your overseas trips, which would it be? His answer: Portugal. He and Bev spent four weeks there in 2012 and now he looks forward to sharing some of the enjoyment that it provided. It will be a whirlwind tour!

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