Ancient road from Caldas da Rainha to Santarém
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RuiJSDuarte
N 39° 01.851 W 008° 57.728
29S E 503277 N 4320200
Quick Description: A landmark indicating the old road used to link the two important locations. Used to distribute the mail.
Location: Santarém, Portugal
Date Posted: 10/21/2011 8:16:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMCX15
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 9

Long Description:
In 1859, the link between Lisbon and Porto via the careers of the mail-coach was made in 34 hours and passed through 23 stations changes.

Milestone to mark the intersection points of the route of a Santarém-Caldas da Rainha. Was ordered up by Queen Mary I in 1788, according to enrollment. Rises atop a small hill, and consists of a small platform, on which rests a parallelepiped inscribed on both of their faces, you can read a road that is / comes from the Cal / das / Rainha, and in the other> i> Road that / goes / to Santarém / year 1788.
Feature Discription: A very old milestone with an all time important route in Portugal

Web address for the route: [Web Link]

Beginning of the road: Caldas da Rainha

End of the road: Santarém

Secondary Web Address: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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