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Itinerary Lisbon to Madrid – 4 Days

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Day 1

In the morning we leave Lisbon towards the Alentejo village of Arraiolos, this village 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.

Is being prepared to apply for World Heritage Site, the Castle of Arraiolos, one of the few circular castles in the world.

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

The abundance of city monuments has led to its classification as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, highlight yet 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, followed later 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 eras.

We begin our visit at 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 human date at least the second century. C. when the Romans occupied Portugal. We ended our tour in Elvas with the visit to the fort of Santa Luzia, situated in the south of the city constituting 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 houses 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 very Portuguese emigrants to Europe and also of young people who did not want to go to the Colonial War.

For the Portuguese of Lisbon and Alentejo the city of Spanish 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 shape oval 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 was 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 of walls raised to order of 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 the arrival of the Madrid visit to 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 passing 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

The day begins in Madrid, the heart of Spain, intellectual and political center of a vast Catholic empire and of the different trends monarch.

Madrid 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 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, its wonderful 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 was not one of the most popular football clubs in the world.

 

Day 4

In the morning we leave the city of Madrid towards Toledo is one of the Spanish cities of greatest wealth of monuments.

Toledo is known as the city of three cultures due to the fact that for centuries Christians, Arabs and Jews shared the walls of the inner city, the city preserves an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues, this great diversity of artistic styles makes the old part of the capital and an outdoor museum which led to its declaration as a World Heritage Site.

During our tour an emphasis on some of the most important monuments of the city such as Toledo Alcázar now houses the Library and Army museum in the historic district the New Gate of Bisagra which serves as a gateway to the historic center of the city, main city square that is Zocodover, the cathedral of Toledo which measures an impressive 120 meters, the churches of Saint Thomas, Santiago del Arrabal and San Salvador and Puerta del sol. Also noteworthy was the synagogues of Santa Maria la Blanca and Transito.

Before returning to Madrid we will make a visit to the city of Aranjuez where we will visit its royal palace.

The origins of the Royal Palace of Aranjuez dates back to the reign of Philip II, was this king who had built in 1561 and the definitive plans designed by Juan Bautista de Toledo, the architect of El Escorial, when Toledo died in 1567 his disciple Juan de Herrera was commissioned to finish the work.

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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

Day 4 – Madrid – Toledo – Aranjuez – Madrid / Lisbon

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

Day 4: Madrid – Hotel – Madrid – Alcazer de Toledo – Puerta de Bisagra – Historical center – Plaza Zocodover – Puerta del Sol – Toledo Cathedral – Church of St. Thomas – Church of Santiago de Arrabal – Church of San Salvador – Puerta del Sol – Juan de los Reyes Monastery – Paseo de San Cristobal – Puente de San Martin – Maria la Blanca Synagogue – Synagogue of Transito – Aranjuez – Royal Palace of Aranjuez – Madrid – Hotel

Places to hosting

1st Night – Badajoz
2nd Night – Madrid 

3rd Night – Madrid
4th Night – Madrid / Lisbon / Barcelona

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