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We were driving across Portugal and decided to stop in this small town just off the highway. The town is quaint and the church is old and beautiful with a painted wooden ceiling and tiled walls. Good town to take a break from driving and...More
Whilst visiting flagship tourist attractions is great, it's some of the less celebrated gems that I find yield the greatest reward. Architecturally it's quite plain and a typical local style, however the internal decoration is very special.
Every square centimetre of wall is covered azulejos,...More
I was born in Castro Verde. Biased? Maybe. Igreja da Conceição surely deserves a visit. The tiles on the walls and "the secret" are very exquisite highlights. However, the visit shall be part of a global package. For me, the real secret is to enjoy...More
Amazing old tiled interior depicting historical scenes. Very well cared for but unfortunately one or two tiles are now missing, due to the usual funding problems. The local residents are very proud of the building and were happy to show us round.