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Itinerary Lisbon to Madrid – 3 Days

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Day 1

In the morning we leave Lisbon towards the Alentejo village of Arraiolos, in this village we highlight the museum and its carpets, with centuries of history, hand embroidery by generations and generations embroiderer are part of the best known of Portugal crafts.

Your application for World Heritage is being prepared and also the Arraiolos Castle, one of the few circular castles in the world.

We continue afterwards to Evora Alentejo capital which has as one of the main attractions the Chapel of Bones where hundreds of human bones on the walls and ceiling will certainly be stored in your memory.

The abundance of monuments in the city led to its classification as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, highlights also to Évora Cathedral, Giraldo and Roman Temple Square, Estremoz is the destination that follows.

Internationally renowned for its white marble quarries, called Marble Estremoz, the exploitation of Estremoz marble has a very ancient origin as evidenced by the Roman Temple of Évora containing marble originating from Estremoz.

We will enjoy the beautiful panoramic view of the town and its castle, we follow then toward the border town of Elvas, due to its geographical position the city is strongly marked by its military foundation what now becomes a veritable museum of fortifications from various periods.

We begin our visit by Aqueduct Amoreira, with 843 arches and more than five arches and towers of 31 m height is considered the greatest aqueduct in the Iberian Peninsula with a length of 8.5km, the Elvas Castle is another attraction where the occupation by humans date at least the second century BC when the Romans occupied Portugal. We will finish our tour in Elvas with the visit to the fort of Santa Luzia, situated in the south of the city constitutes today one important example of Portuguese military architecture of the seventeenth century. The Fort of Santa Luzia has a quadrangular plant with about 150 meters, today the Fort home to the interesting Military Museum of Santa Luzia Fort.

 

Day 2

We begin our day with a visit to Badajoz, bathed by the Guadiana river. It was during the years of dictatorship in Portugal one of the exit points for many Portuguese immigrants to other European countries and also of young people who did not want to go to the Colonial War.

For the Portuguese of Lisbon and Alentejo the Spanish city closer to Portugal is in Badajoz, it is there that many Portuguese go to buy latin america products.

Emphasis on the Badajoz Castle where Dom Afonso Henriques, the Conqueror command his men and mercenaries Giraldo the “Fearless” fell from his horse and never again walked.

We went to Merida who was a Roman colony established in 25 BC was part of the “Silver Route”, which crossed the entire northern peninsula to the south, is one of the most preserved Roman cities of the Iberian Peninsula, visit the Roman Theatre and Amphitheatre with a oval shape and a capacity of about 14 000 people for the fights and races between gladiators opened in the year 8 BC and the Roman art museum.

Caceres the name given to the historic center “Ciudad Monumental”, crossing the Arco de la Estrella we will know one of the best preserved medieval sets of Europe, World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.

The walls built in the 12th century by the Arabs to replace ruins sent walls built by the Romans, who founded the original town in the 1st century.

The citadel is all made of stone with buildings ranging from 15th century to the 18th.

Before we get to Madrid will visit Trujillo small town with over 3000 years of history, especially its imposing Plaza Mayor and guarded by Francisco Pizarro, the conqueror of Peru.

In Trujillo we can observe the passage of three great cultures, the Muslim with its castle, the Jewish to the Plaza mayor and the Christian with the temples, Trujillo is also known for its festivals and traditional events.

 

Day 3

We begin our day in Madrid, the heart of Spain, intellectual and political center of a vast Catholic empire and of the different monarchic tendencies.

It was from Madrid who left the orders of a fanatical Inquisition, the suppression of regional identities mainly Basque, Galician and Catalan, forced evangelization of Native Americans and it is precisely this rich and controversial past that made Madrid what it is today.

During our tour we will visit some of the most visited museums sites in Spain with special attention to the Prado, Reina Sofia, Puertas del Sol is famous for being the meeting point by Madrid, the Plaza Mayor in the heart of the city, Cibeles square considered one of the most beautiful in the world where the Royal Palace official residence of the Kings of Spain.

One of the great symbols of Madrid is the Puerta de Alcalá, with its stunning location next to the Bom Retiro Park.

The San Miguel market is one of the places where we will find people from all over the world and Spanish typical products as well as various locations around the world.

Real Madrid’s stadium where his museum is worth a visit for all those who love and appreciate football. One of the most popular football clubs in the world.

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Where are we going

Day 1 – Arraiolos – Evora – Estremoz – Elvas – Badajoz

Day 2 – Badajoz – Mérida – Cáceres – Trujillo – Madrid

Day 3 – Madrid

Places to visit each day

Day 1: Hotel – Lisbon – Vasco da Gama Bridge – Arraiolos – Arraiolos Historical Center – Arraiolos Castle – Museum of Arraiolos carpets – Évoramonte – Castle Évora Monte – Évora center – Plaza Giraldo – Temple of Diana – Chapel of Bones – Cathedral of Evora – Estremoz center – Estremoz Castle – Marble Museum – Elvas – Historical Center – Elvas Aqueduct – Castle of Elvas – Forte de Santa Luzia – Hotel

Day 2: Hotel – Badajoz – Plaza Alta – Castle Alcabaza – Palmas Bridge – Merida – Merida Historical Center – Roman Theatre Merida – Roman Temple – Aqueduct of the Miracles – Craft Market – Trujillo – Trujillo Historical Center – Plaza Mayor – Castle Trujillo – Church Santa Maria la Mayor – Madrid – Hotel – Madrid

Day 3: Madrid – Gran Via – São Miguel Mercado – Retiro Park – Plaza Mayor – Puertas del Sol – Royal Palace – Praza Cibeles – Puerta de Alcalá – Calle de Alcalá – Prado Museum – Plaza de Toros Las Ventas – Statue Bear and Arbutus – Bernabéu Stadium – and other places – Madrid – Hotel

Places to hosting

1st Night – Badajoz
2nd Night – Madrid 

3rd Night – Madrid / Lisbon

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icon_certoTime and visit all the sites advertised on Itinerary
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