September 12 - Tour of Posada and Royal
Palace, Visit to Estremoz
After that we were off to visit Estremoz. We passed through the are with the local marble works. Vila Vicosa is the center of the marble producing area in Portugal and is one of the most important in the world. Their specialty is pink marble. Then on through the grape fields and past wagons full of grapes to Estremoz where we had a long walk up to the center of the old town (122 - 126). There we had lunch at the local pousada (127 - 130). Very good (Tomato/cheese salad, lamb stew w potatoes and onions, green salad, golden soup, coffee). After that and a stop I cannot identify (131) Lucia led us up to the Capela da Rainha Santa, dedicated to the saintly Isabel, wife of King Dinis.(132 - 134). Then we went to the Museo Municipal with a display of archaeological finds, restored living rooms, tiles, plates, and a parade of bonecos, the charming pottery figurines for which Estremoz is famous.
Then back for dinner at the hotel. (Fish and potatoes, fruit salad) OK but not great.