The frontier lands between Portugal and Spain constitute some of the oldest international borderlands in Europe. Called "A Raia" in Portuguese (the stripe), the border has remained mostly unchanged since 1297 and the Treaty of Alcanizes. The border runs for 754 miles, one of the longest uninterrupted borders in the European Union.And, while many visitors explore Portugal’s long Atlantic coast, these towns and villages tell a fascinating tale of commerce, history and survival. Allow us to take you on a trip to visit a handful of the frontier towns to see mighty walls, ancient markets, hallowed churches and a glimpse into the soul of Portugal.
A popular Portuguese legend from the 13th century tells that Queen Elizabeth of Aragon performed what would later become known as the Miracle of the Roses, by turning bread into roses.
The port is now commonly referred to as "Winston Churchill Bay" due to the visits of the famous stateman. Theentrance lobby of the Pestana Churchill Bay – Pousada & Historic Hotel will feature a bronze sculpture of Sir Winston Churchill made by Portuguese artist Martim Velosa.
Free from the constraints of everyday life, traveling often allows you to be your best self. It can mean escaping from reality, holing up from the outside world and finding some much-needed peace and quiet, or wandering through the great unknown in search of a clean slate and new perspective. Either way, there’s nothing that will set straight a person’s priorities like leaving the nest for a while.
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