A to Z of Balconies – Guimarães in Portugal

At the end of the street were two delightful squares with outdoor cafés and balconied houses, Praça de Santiago and Largo da Oliveira. At Largo da Oliveira is the Church of Nossa Senhora da Oliveira, with a Gothic shrine standing in front of it.

There are many legends about its origins, but a popular story says it marks the spot where Wamba, elected king of the Visigoths, refused his title and drove a pole into the ground swearing that he would not reign until it blossomed and then as if my magic it sprouted immediately into spontaneous bloom whereupon he happily accepted the crown. That is what you call ‘Flower Power’.

Read The Full Story Here…

8 responses to “A to Z of Balconies – Guimarães in Portugal

  1. You seem to have visited the same places we have….

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  2. I sometimes wonder why you don’t let Kim drive? But it makes good storytelling. 🙂 🙂 Happy Easter!

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  3. Balconies and tiles….what’s not to like?

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