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Monday, 10 May 2010 21:03

Évora

Évora by Paisagista

Évora is a town in the interior of Portugal. It has a well-preserved old town centre, still partially enclosed by medieval walls, and a large number of monuments dating from various historical periods, including a Roman Temple, Évora is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Caches within walking distance of the centre:

(tradicional-) Praça do Giraldo
This is a stealth requiring micro at the main square.

(tradicional-) Capela dos Ossos
The 'Bones Chapel' is litterally built with the bones of the monks...

(multi-) Largo da Porta de Moura
Here you visit one of the many marble fountains and take a lettle walk to the final location.

(multi-) Templo e Jardim de Diana
A fairly easy multicache that takes you to the Roman temple.

(unknown-) Universidade de Évora - Colégio do Espírito Santo
Here you are invited to visit the main buiding of the university, a former Jesuit cloister (a little homework is required).

(tradicional-) The sun watch of Margiochi
Take a stroll through the park and climb a little to get to this cache.

(tradicional-) Lusitani: Alentejo Central
This cache is hidden at the base of the Silver Water Aqueduct (Aqueduto da Água de Prata)

Caches that take a slightly longer hike:

(tradicional-) Moinho do Cu Torto
At the old windmill it is still possible to see the interior. The cache is tricky because there are always muggles about.

(multi-) Jardim da Memória
Here you are take on a walk through the 'Garden of Memory' (in remembrance of traffic casualties) and Álvaro Siza Vieira 's Malagueira housing project.

(earth-) Granitic Pegmatites
At the site of this earthcache you have a magnificent view of the city.

(tradicional-) Alto de S. Bento 2.0
If you walk down from the site of the earthcache you will find this cache, en route you can study the local flora. The information is written in Portuguese but you can see the pictures and their botanical names.

(multi-) Post Master
This multi cache can be found after solving 5 mystery-caches spread around Évora. It requires quite a bit of homework. ;)

(tradicional-) Fonte do Arcediago / Arcediago's Fountain
There is a very pleasent walking trail along the aqueduct, this fountain can be found there.

Requiring transportation:

(tradicional-) Aerodromo de Evora
This is the plane spotters spot.

(tradicional-) Anta do Paço das Vinhas - Paço das Vinhas Dolmen
A dolmen

(tradicional-) Recinto Megalítico de Vale Maria do Meio
A cromlech

(tradicional-) Portela dos Mogos
Another cromlech

(multi-) Pela Pré-História do Alentejo - I
This multi takes you to the biggest dolmen on the Iberia peninsula and along some of the megalithic monuments to the biggest cromlech in the area. Absolutely worth a visit.

There are some more caches around Valverde but if you have the time, here is my favourite cache:
(multi-) Ribeira de Valverde e Barragem da Tourega
It took me some three hours to find it, since it has 6 intermediate points. Getting back to the car just cost me 35 minutes. (dif: 4 / Terr: 4)
 
Monday, 10 May 2010 20:55

Oporto

Imagem A Pérgula
Close to the sea, one of the postcards of the city.
Perto do oceano, um dos postais turísticos da cidade.
 
 
Description: Multi-cacheArmazém de Aventuras (Fonte da Vida)
A beautiful place where you can find ancient fountains of the city.
Local maravilhoso onde podem encontrar antigas fontes da cidade.
 
 
ImagemBonjóia Heraldic Riddle
A very beautiful forgotten garden that you can hardly find at the city postcards, overlooking the river.
Um jardim esquecido com vista sobre o rio que dificilmente vais encontrar nos postais turísticos.
 
 
ImagemCanidelo – O rio e o mar
Panoramic view of the city, and the place where the Douro river meet the Atlantic ocean.
Vista panorâmica da cidade, e o local onde o rio Douro se encontra com o oceano Atlântico.
 
 
ImagemCasa da Música
First building in Portugal exclusively dedicated to music.
Primeiro edifício em Portugal dedicado exclusivamente à música.
 
 
Imagem Castelo do Queijo (Premium Member Only)
An interesting cache, near the fantastic castle "Castelo do Queijo".
Uma cache interessante, perto do fantástico “Castelo do Queijo”.
 
 
ImagemColiseu do Porto
Visit the largest concert hall in the country and one of the best in the world.
Visite a maior sala de concertos do País e uma das melhores do mundo.
 
 
Description: Multi-cache Fisherman Footsteps
A very good Geocaching challenge at the Oporto's waterfront.
Um belo desafio de Geocaching ao pé do rio no Porto.
 

Description: Multi-cache Foz Castle
Where the river enters into the ocean, with a beautiful stronghold.
Onde o rio entra no oceano, com uma bela fortaleza.
 
 
Imagem Funicular dos Guindais
An important public transport with history along the wall city.
Um transporte público com história ao longo da muralha da cidade.
 

Imagem Igreja S. Francisco
One of the most amazing church’s in Oporto, with some mysterious catacombs to find.
Uma das mais belas igrejas do Porto, com umas misteriosas catacumbas para descobrir.
 
 
ImagemKing's Hall - Muralhas Fernandinas do Porto
One of the best locations overlooking the bridge D. Luiz I, accompanied by historic Fernandina Wall.
Um dos melhores locais com vista sobre a Ponte D. Luiz I, acompanhados pela histórica Muralha Fernandina.
 

Imagem Lendas do Porto: Vinho do Porto
The Porto wine cellars, where you can see the process used to create this worldwide famous drink and maybe taste it.
As caves do vinho do Porto, onde podes ver o processo usado para criar esta bebida famosa a nível mundial, e até mesmo prova-lo.
 
 
Description: Multi-cache Matilde
Home on the famous Tower of Clerics and finish in the Cordoaria Garden.
Início na famosa Torre dos Clérigos e a terminar no Jardim da Cordoaria.
 

ImagemMuseu Nacional Soares dos Reis
First public art museum in the country. Is advised first virtual visit to this museum and later a real.
Primeiro museu público de arte do país. Aconselha-se uma primeira visita virtual a este museu e posteriormente uma real.
 
 
One of the most visited and beautiful gardens of the city, with a very nice view over the river and the sea.
Um dos jardins mais visitados e bonitos da cidade, com uma bela vista sobre o rio e o oceano.
 
 
Imagem Não Percas a Cabeça…
Gaia’s harbor, a place to enjoy the nightlife with a breathtaking view of Oporto.
Cais de Gaia, um local para apreciar a vida noturna com uma vista de cortar a respiração do Porto.
 

Imagem O Coração de D. Pedro – The Heart of King Pedro
A church with much history in there.
Uma igreja com muita história.
 

Imagem O livro dourado do Tio Patinhas
(Premium Member Only)
A pleasant stroll through the Park East Oporto, ideal for spending time with little ones.
Um agradável passeio pelo Parque Oriental do Porto, ideal para quem passeia com pequenotes.
 

Imagem Oporto Botanical Garden
A challenging mistery cache that will take you in one of the most complete and beautiful city gardens: the Botanic Garden.
Uma cache mistério que te vai levar a um dos mais belos e completos jardins da cidade: o Jardim Botânico.
 

Imagem Palácio do Freixo
Along the river, a recovered place to enjoy.
Junto ao rio, um local recuperado para aproveitar.
 
 
Description: Multi-cache Parque de S. Roque da Lameira
A beautiful garden where you can find a fabulous maze.
Um lindo jardim onde podem encontrar um fabuloso labirinto.
 
 
Imagem Ponte Luiz I (Premium Member Only)
This historic bridge is one of the city's landmarks and here you have a nice oportunity to watch it really close. It's one of the most visited attractions of the city.
Esta ponte histórica é um dos símbolos da cidade, e aqui podes ter a oportunidade de a ver de perto. É uma das atrações turisticas mais visitadas da cidade.
 
 
Imagem Porto's Templar Secret
The best way to meet the chapels / churches, museums and historical monuments of the city of Oporto.
A melhor de forma de conhecer as capelas/igrejas, museus e monumentos históricos da cidade do Porto.
 
 
Imagem Serra do Pilar
The best view (from the Gaia) to Oporto on the Douro.
A melhor vista (do lado de Gaia) para o Porto sobre o Douro.
 

Imagem Sinagoga Kadoorie Mekor Haim (Premium Member Only)
Good container located near a untradicional temple of the city.
Belo container localizado perto de um templo menos tradicional da cidade.
 

Imagem The city's heart - Oporto
Placed at Avenida dos Aliados, in the heart of the Oporto's city, a must do cache. Excelent opportunity to take photos to some historical buildings.
Colocada na Avenida dos Aliados, no coração da cidade do Porto, uma cache obrigatória. Excelente oportunidade de tirar fotos de alguns edifícios históricos.
 
 
ImagemThe Masterpiece (Serralves)
The Serralves Park is a green space with several works of art exhibited and the park that surrounds the Museum of Contemporary Art.
O Parque de Serralves é um espaço verde com varias obras de arte expostas pelo parque e que envolve o Museu de Arte Contemporânea.
 

Description: Multi-cache The Mermaids Call
A fantastic view over the river, in one of the most beautiful and hidden gardens and with some hidden mysterious fountains shown in this multi-cache.
Uma vista fantástica sobre o rio, num dos mais belos e escondidos jardins e com algumas fontes misteriosas mostradas nesta multi-cache.
 
 
ImagemTributo a EUSÉBIO da Silva Ferreira
Privileged view over the city's biggest club stadium.
Vista previligiada do estádio do maior clube da cidade.
 

Imagem Tripeirum
A very pleasant walk between Oporto and Gaia, with a really cool boat ride and the possibility of many pictures to the mix.
Um passeio muito agradável entre Porto e Gaia, com um passeio muito gito de barco e possibilidade de muitas fotos à mistura.
 
 
ImagemXtreme Muggle Cache (Premium Member Only)
The Rua de Santa Catarina is the shopping street of Porto, where is located the Chapel of Souls or Chapel of Santa Catarina.
A Rua de Santa Catarina é a artéria mais comercial do Porto onde se situa a Capela da Almas ou Capela de Santa Catarina.
 

Important Informations
Informações Importantes

How to reach the city // Como chegar à cidade:
By train (from Lisbon) // De Comboio (A partir de Lisboa): Oriente – Entroncamento (change) – Campanhã // Oriente – Entroncamento (troca) - Campanhã
By plane //De Avião: Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro (Oporto’s Airporto // Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro)

Where to stay? // Onde Ficar?


N 41° 009.496' W 008° 36.737'

A nice and cozy place in the center of Oporto, a few minutes of all the turistical places and with a Geocaching friendly environment.
Um local simpatico e confortável no centro do Porto, a poucos minutos de todos os pontos turisticos da cidade e com um ambiente amigo do Geocaching

 

Monday, 10 May 2010 20:48

Lisbon

Lisbon by BTRodrigues
 

Imagem28 - Prazeres
The 28 tram is perhaps one of Lisbon greatest icons, be sure to take some time to have a ride on it.

Imagem4 Elements (2nd Edition) [Lisboa]
This cache will show you one of the most beautiful and well kept gardens in Lisbon. Worth a visit.

ImagemA great view of Lisbon [Lisboa]
There might be no "decent" caches around the St. George Castle (in my oppinion and as I'm writing this), but the castle is worth the visit...

ImagemA walk in the Park [Lisboa]
Eduardo VII Park is located on the extreme north side of the Liberty Avenue, right behind the Pombal Marquis Square, and was originally called Liberty Park. Renamed with the name of the King of England who came to Lisbon in 1903 to reaffirm the Anglo-Portuguese alliance, this park provides excellent views over the city and is frequently used to hold exhibitions, concerts and the annual booksellers fair.

The objective is to invite you to take a walk in Eduardo VII Park and discover some interesting points in this pleasant space at the heart of Lisbon.

ImagemBelém Time Portal[Lisboa]
Lisbon's first Wherigo cache will provide you half an hour's worth of the best spots around the Belém área. Even if you don't have a Wherigo compliant device, go to the initial spot, walk east for 200m, ask for the "Pastéis de Belém" pastry shop and indulge yourself...

ImagemBH12 Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara [Lisboa]
Placed very near Bairro Alto, this cache offers a pretty good view over great part of the city.

ImagemBH18 250th Anniversary of 1755 Lisbon Earthquake
1755's earthquake has changed the face of the city. This cache explains what happened. Located in the Belém area, near a bunch of important monuments like the monastery, be sure to try the typical "Pastéis de Belém" pastry.

ImagemCache à Antiga [Lisboa]
Cache is located inside the gardens of the most important art museum in Portugal (among the most important in Europe). Visiting the museum is not mandatory, but the view from the gardens to the river is almost as rewarding.

ImagemCampequeno
Lisbon's unique bullfighting arena. Displaying a neo-arabic style with cupolas similar to those found in mosques. In fact, the building is now much more than just a bull fighting arena. It was closed between 2001 and 2006 for restoration works; the space, with a capacity for 8000 spectators, was added a movable top closure, and is now prepared to host different kinds of shows (operas, concerts…). It also includes a commercial zone, with restaurants, cinemas and a subterranean parking area.

ImagemCastelo [Alusbona]
It might not be consensual that this is a good cache, but the visit to the castle neighborhood and its typical features shouldn't be missed.

ImagemCatedral [Cristianismo]
Lisbon's cathedral and the surrounding area (right next to the castle and Alfama) are great spots for getting in touch with Lisbon's spirit and deserve a visit.

ImagemCCB
Known for the monuments and touristic attractions around it, the Belém area also features this art museum/gallery/event venue building.

ImagemCristo Rei [Almada]
Yet another Lisbon icon, altough it's located on the other side of the Tagus. If you visit the south bank, you must visit this monument and witness the view over Lisbon. Trully amazing.

ImagemElevador de Sta. Justa / Sta. Justa Lift
Perhaps one of Lisbon's main icons, the Sta Justa Lift and its mythical cache (even when unavailable) should also be a mandatory stop for every tourist/geocacher. Even if you don't use the lift, the are on the top floor can be visited coming from Largo do Carmo. The view over the downtown area is awesome.

ImagemEntre a Cidade e a Floresta [Lisboa]
If you're tired of buildings and cars and want to get in touch with nature, this cache is a pretty good place to start. Located in Lisbon's lung, the biggest green spot.

ImagemEstação do Rossio [Lisboa]
Located downtown, one of Lisbon's main train station has been recently refurbished and is (apart from its architectural value), the startpoint for train connections to other touristic attractions (such as Sintra, Estoril and Cascais)

ImagemFernando Pessoa [Lisboa]
Visiting Lisbon and missing the Baixa/Chiado is almost a sin. Be sure to visit this cache and taste a cup of coffee with one of the biggest portuguese writers of all times.

ImagemGulbenkian
The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is an institution dedicated to Science, Arts, Education and Culture. Gulbenkian’s Gardens are one of the few green spots in the center of Lisbon. It’s a small but very well designed garden with a touch of a modernist abstract art. There are lots of paths through trees, water cascades, exotic plants and modern art sculptures.

ImagemHouse of Diamonds [Lisboa]
A whimsical 16th-century mansion which was one of the few buildings to survive the 1755 earthquake.

ImagemJardim Tropical [Lisboa]
Quite an interesting garden near the Belém area and several other Lisbon landmarks - and a very accessible cache.

ImagemLet's Play! [Lisboa]
This cache is placed in Parque das Nações, where the Expo'98 World Exhibition took place and are one of the remnant structures of the event. The area has been renewed ever since and provides a lot of reasons for a thorough visit. Altought this is a multi-cache, it's very easy and it won't take much to complete.

ImagemNo Paço do Terreiro [Lisboa]
Praça do Comércio stands between the Tagus river and downtown Lisbon. Many touristic trams and buses start here and the view over the city is unique.

ImagemO Ascensor da Bica / The Bica Funicular
Yet another of the Lisbon lifts saga.

ImagemO Ascensor da Glória / The Glory Funicular
Yet another of the Lisbon lifts saga - and a great way to get into Bairro Alto, another typical quarter known for its night life.

ImagemO Ascensor do Lavra / The Lavra Funicular
Yet another of the Lisbon lifts saga.

ImagemO Tejo é mais belo [Lisboa]
One of the many caches that span the river front, which can provide and nice and relaxing walk along the margin.

ImagemPanorama [Almada]
If you consider taking a look at the south margin of the Tagus river, you'll be amazed by the views over Lisbon. Be sure to check this place too.

ImagemPanteão Nacional / National Pantheon [Lisboa]
The Church of Santa Engrácia is a 17th century monument, converted into the National Pantheon in which important Portuguese personalities are buried. It is located in the neighbourhood of Alfama.

ImagemPicture your Flag [Lisboa]
A visit to the area where Expo 98 took place is mandatory if you're around Lisbon. Be sure to point out where you're from!

ImagemPortas do Sol
Yet another unique viewpoint over the city near the historical town center. Quite busy on weekends and festivities.

ImagemRun to the Hills
"Run to the Hills" is one of those caches that prove that mistery caches are evil. The final spot is too good not to be directly referenced. If you want to experience a unique view over Lisbon and visit the city lungs (Monsanto), contact the owner in advance and ask him for the final coordinates for the cache (tell him the Mafia sent you).

ImagemSenhora do Monte
One of the most beautiful belvederes in Lisbon with a great view over the river and downtown.

ImagemThe dreamer's door [Lisboa]
Be sure to check this cache, placed at a very old archway which was restored a few years ago.

ImagemVulcões de Água
This cache is placed in Parque das Nações, where the Expo'98 World Exhibition took place and are one of the remnant structures of the event. The area has been renewed ever since and provides a lot of reasons for a thorough visit.

ImagemWith Arms Wide Open
The "Christ the King" monument is built on the left bank of the Tagus river, facing the city of Lisbon in the other bank. Great view over the river and the city.
 

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