Wednesday, 27 June 2012

A game of thrones


Day 61 22.06.12 Alcobaca

Alcobaca city scape
Sarcophagus in Alcobaca monastery Tomb in Alcobaca monastery We decided to stay a second day in Alcobaca as it’s such a nice place to be.  We stocked up on food at one of the many nearby supermarkets in the morning before heading home for lunch.  We also enjoyed the lovely park in town and sat for a while by the fountains.  Alcobaca is a stunningly green city surrounded by hills covered in dark green pines.  The views from all around really are gorgeous. 


Views in Alcobaca Portugal
 Most of the rest of the day was spent ambling around the quiet streets and enjoying the sights.  It’s a very laid-back, lazy place to be, so much so you can’t help but sit and watch the world go by whilst you’re here.  In the evening we made the most of the internet and started watching Game Of Thrones, which was rapidly to become our new obsession!  I’ve included a number of pictures of Alcobaca’s famous monastery in today’s post as I ran out of space in the last one!   The monastery was really impressive, particularly the stone-work on the tombs.

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