Monday, July 06, 2009

Bussaco



Photos from last weekend ...



The hotel and gardens are beautiful, and it's one of those places that has kept its charm despite the years. Although the rooms could use a little renovation (at least the ones we stayed at) ...












We took a small hike in the afternoon, trying to escape the crowds that seemed to gather around the gardens during the day. There are several pedestrian itineraries through the park (more information here and here), and once you start climbing it gets quieter and more relaxing.








Dinner was outstanding (just don't order the duck) and the wine was probably one of the best we've ever had.




The next day there was still time to drive to Penacova, visit some of the old windmills (a bit disappointing) and have lunch in the panoramic restaurant (not bad).



7 comments:

Casarth-Bären said...

Wunderschöne Photos ! Da wäre ich gern dabei gewesen !
liebe Grüße Ines

Likes Chocolate said...

Gorgeous Building! Too bad the windmills were disappointing.

Craftiness said...

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OzzyWolf said...

I have allready visited this place... but in that time it was called Buçaco! ;)

sandra costa said...

Por incrível que pareça, nunca andei por estas paragens. Depois de ver estas imagens acho que vou por-me a caminho :)

patxocas said...

essa zona é linda!
Conheci-a nos meus tempos de coimbra. ;)

Jinhos,
P

Filha do Vento said...

fantástico.. adorei o teu blog! Vou voltar muitas vezes!