Today I’d like to show you some pictures from my trip to Estremoz, Portugal. The town is forty kilometers away from the Badajoz border and is located in the Alentejo Central region, which is one of the most beautiful areas of the country. We stayed at the Pousada of Reinha Santa Isabel, a gorgeous hotel that made me feel like I was in a medieval castle.
There were two purposes of the trip: I was working with HOLA! magazine, and it was also my friend Luis Galliussi’s birthday celebration.
The night we arrived, our hosts in Portugal, Bibinha Espirito Santo y Julio Bastos took us to a great restaurant called Gadanha Mercearia; a very typical and authentic Portuguese restaurant.
It was truly a luxury going to a place with hosts like Bibinha and Julio. They warmly opened their home to us and they let us taste the wine from their impressive wine cellar. It was a great experience and I’d really like to go back to spend more time there.
I would absolutely recommend this trip, not only does it have a beautiful landscape but there are plenty of excursions around if you’re feeling adventurous. Some of the main excursions are: Évora and its old town, Vila Viçosa and the Ducal Palace.
If you go, please let me know what you think!
Wednesday, March 12th, 2014