Portugal - Estremadura & Ribatejo (PDF Chapter)
This is the Estremadura & Ribatejo chapter from Lonely Planet’s Portugal guidebook.
Stretching from the Rio Tejo to the Atlantic Ocean, Estremadura and Ribatejo constitute Portugal’s heartland, but their central importance goes beyond geography. These fertile lands have formed the backdrop for every major chapter in Portuguese history.
- travel back in time at Batalha’s awe-inspiring monastery. Alcobaça, too!
- marvel at Convento de Cristo, the 12th-century spiritual headquarters of the Knights Templar in Tomar.
- conquer the picturesque village of Óbidos on a 1560m walk around the top of its imposing medieval wall
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Estremadura,Ericeira, Peniche, Reserva Natural da Berlenga, Nazaré and Pinhal de Leiria.
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