Salvaterra do Extremo
Salvaterra do Extremo Travel Blog› entry 73 of 113 › view all entries
Salvaterra do Extremo sounds to me like we could encounter some excitement but it was absolutely not the case. It turned out to be a small village located around a peak that hosted an old ruin of a castle like many other peaks around this region. The village was quiet and calm, the streets were narrow and heading for the town centre was always an adventure in these towns and Salvaterra do Extremo was no exception.
Even though I was driving a small car this time I had some worries because many of the narrow streets were not one way streets, which was strange as they were quite long and backing in these streets would not be the easiest thing to do. We drove around looking for a cafe or some place were we could get a drink. In the end we had to give up because it was impossible to find an empty space where we could park the car in the center of town.
The hilly and narrow street'ed towns are amazing and they haven't moved in to modern time yet and hopefully they never will. They are full of small shops that have been closed so many other places in the modern world and what a shame.