Living Travel - Guarda,
and on the road to Evora, Portugal

Originally founded in the 12th Century by the second king of Portugal, D. Sancho I, the capital of Guarda lies in the mountainous landscape of Serra da Estrela and is regarded as the highest city in the country, at 1,056 metres (3,500 feet). The main attraction in Guarda is its cathedral, known as the Sť da Guarda.

Guarda, Portugal
Central Guarda

Guarda, Portugal
At the first roundabout entering Guarda from the north
 
Guarda, Portugal
Small park in Guarda
 
Guarda, Portugal
 
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Above right: memorial to the dead of the First World War
 
Guarda, Portugal
 
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Away from the main streets of Guarda
 
Guarda, Portugal
 
Guarda, Portugal
Guarda Cathedral - construction took from 1390 until the mid 16th century, combining Gothic and Manueline architectural styles
 
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   Above right: Sanchoi I - 2nd king of Portugal from 1185 to 1211 AD (founded the city of Guarda in 1199)
 
Guarda, Portugal
Inside the Guarda Cathedral
  
 
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Guarda, Portugal
 
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18th century Misericordia Church of Guarda
 
Guarda, Portugal
  Inside the Misericordia Church of Guarda
 
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On the road to Evora
 
Guarda to Evora, Portugal
 
Guarda To Evora, Portugal
 
Guarda To Evora, Portugal
  Cork trees
 
Guarda To Evora, Portugal
 
Guarda To Evora, Portugal
Approaching Portalegre
 
Guarda To Evora, Portugal
  Portalegre, 140 km south of Guarda, 100 km to Evora;
- the Cathedral
is in the background (constructed 1556 1620 AD)

 
Guarda To Evora, Portugal
 
Guarda To Evora, Portugal
Medieval Castle of Estremoz, 50 km north east of Evora, and below
 
 Guarda To Evora, Portugal
 Medieval Castle of Estremoz, 50 km north east of Evora
 
Guarda To Evora, Portugal 
1160 AD castle of Evoramonte, 30 km north east of Evora
 
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