UNESCO Towns

Sighisoara, Romania

Stop #13 As one guide book stated, the Medieval town is so pretty it should be arrested! Sighisoara looks like the buildings that Disney tries to emulate when drawing backgrounds for its fairy tales. Largely built in the 16th century, the homes have colored tile roofs.  I didn’t get much sleep this night because I […]

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Guimarães, Portugal

Stop #28: One of my favorite cities on this trip was medieval Guimarães.  We stayed at an old monastery converted into a hotel.  In the fact, the history of the monastery is described below. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a 2012 European Capital of Culture.  You will see a picture below […]

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Segovia, Spain

Stop #19: In the middle of the plains, Segovia pops out the middle of nowhere with yellow orange stone buildings and Roman and medieval monuments.  Segovia has a long history with Romans, Moors, and Christians all living here.  Isabella the Catholic (married to Ferdinand of Aragón), was crowned queen of Castile here. Segovia’s castle (the […]

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Caceres, Spain

Stop #8: Caceres was a highlight for me.  I immediately fell in love with all the old buildings in the square…well after a little mishap. OK, I’m not always the best navigator, but this was the worst I’ve ever done.  Especially when my offline map on Google Maps switched to pedestrian maps instead of driving […]

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