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Beja Visitor Directory in the Alentejo province in Portugal

Hotels and pension in and around Beja - Alentejo - Portugal

Beja has quite a few hotels and pensions - below are the ones with websites. Also around Beja there's accommodation for those appreciating the serenity of Beja's golden plain.


Beja covered market place near the bus station. 38° 0' 42.0516" N, 7° 51' 32.8752" W

Beja Airport History in the Alentejo province - Portugal

History of Beja Airport - Portugal

Beja Airport has a history that starts back in the 1960's. It's known as Beja Airbase BA11 - a big project of the German Air Force in Portugal. The airbase is located in the middle of the Alentejo province just above the Algarve region. Here's an overview of Beja Airport history in turbulent cold war times.

The Cabril Reservoir near Pedrogao Grande in Coimbra Portugal

Club Nautico at the Cabril Reservoir Lagoa Verde near Pedrogao Grande in Coimbra PortugalBuild during the rule of Oliveira Salazar, the Cabril Reservoir finished in 1954, forms a 55 Km long man-made lake. Located in the centre of Portugal on the IC8 highway it’s an easy get-away for those looking for a quiet place.




The Cabril Reservoir – Pedrogao Grande - Coimbra - Portugal 39° 55' 18.4368" N, 8° 8' 1.356" W

Historic Baiona in Pontevedra, Galicia in Spain

Memorial of Hermida de Santa Marta Destroyed by Pirate Drake in Baiona, Galicia in SpainBaiona is a seaside town in the north of Spain close to Portugal. It’s history is impressive due to it’s strategic secluded bay. Although conquered by many, here’s a bit of striking history with one 1 very recent event.





Location of the Hermida de Santa Marta in Baiona, Galicia Spain 42° 6' 53.5752" N, 8° 50' 10.536" W

Hermitage and Chapel Ermita Santa Justa in Cantabria Spain

Sign at the Chapel and Hermitage Ermita Santa Justa in Cantabria - SpainIt’s a gem on the Cantabria coastline. The chapel of Santa Justa built into a cove on a small beach near Santillana del Mar. There’s quite a bit of history here.




Hermitage and Chapel – Ermita Santa Justa in Cantabria – Spain 43° 25' 33.6468" N, 4° 5' 52.728" W

Amazing local market in Santiago de Compostela the Praza de Abastos

Chicken at market Praza de abastos in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia - SpainA must see for every-one visiting Santiago de Compostela, the local market - Mercado de Abastos - at Praza de Abastos. This bustling market breathes local culture and customs. Same as for the starting point of the famous pilgrims trail - the GR65 - Santiago de Compostela has a remarkable local cheese as well - Titty Cheese!





Mercado de Abastos - Santiago de Compostela - Galicia - Spain 42° 52' 47.9064" N, 8° 32' 28.428" W

Northern beaches in Spain, Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Pais Vasco

Playa de San Pedro Asturias SpainThe northern coastline of Spain has a wealth of secluded beaches. With the 660 Km A8 / E70 coastal highway almost finished up to La Coruna in Galicia, almost the entire coastline comes within a day’s drive from France. And most provinces along the highway seem to have been preparing for that.




San Pedro beach in Asturias - Spain - 43° 34' 43.7268" N, 6° 13' 17.256" W

La Tourelle - Saint Jean by GALTIER in St Jean de Luz - France

Architecte GALTIER from Toulouse designed La Tourelle - Saint Jean in St Jean de Luz FranceA remarkable building photographed by many on the main boulevard in St Jean de Luz in the Basque region of France. Yet, there's no trace of it on the Internet other than non-descriptive pictures on Google Earth. Have a look - who knows it's history?



La Tourelle - Saint Jean in St-Jean de Luz in France 43° 23' 20.7564" N, 1° 39' 50.3352" W
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