Sunday, 24 June 2018

Salvaterra do Extremo - a little village in Portugal

A forgotten little village in Portugal right on the border with Spain, the border crossing is a ford across the Rio Erges, a tributary of the Tajo. The village is built on the edge of the river gorge with amazing views into Spain including the Castillo de PeƱafiel. Always so peaceful in the winding streets, nothing spectacular to see, a little melancholy with many houses in picturesque ruins and the graveyard with the the poignant words above the gate "campo da egualdade" once in there all men are equal.
 I wonder why we like going there? But it was a good thing to do on this hot, hot day, a picnic by the river with feet in the water.

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