follows the highway for many kilometres, both north and south of the two
Marker no 517 D
marker no 517 D photographed towards Portuguese side.
Marker 517 D towards north. Portugal to left, Spain to right.
On the northern side of the divided customs station the border appeared
to have two turning points which we have called "D1" and "D2". The photo
is taken from marker 517 D. The main marker 518 is located behind the
lorry on the picture.
At the turning point D1 we found a small depression in the ground which
appeared to indicate that it previously here had been a similar small
metal plate as the one at D2, but which was now gone. We also found at
least three bolt holes in the ground.
Turning Point 517 D2.
The elevated concrete border
line was found on both side of D1 and D2 at the parking lot. At both turning
points there had been put metal plates, but only the one at D2 was still
left on its place. Photographed towards marker 517 D.
From the same
point, but photographed towards main marker 518.
Marker no 518
518 is located on the northern side of the divided customs building.
The author at main marker 518, well inside Spanish side!
Marker no 518 A
Middle marker was placed behind his pillar. The text on
the sign said: "Aedes publicae hispaniam inter ac Lusitaniam super
vigilis yuxtapositis necnon finitimo transitu, conventionis iussu,
constructae. Anno MCMLXXXVIII" which maybe translates to about
this: "This public building between Spain and Portugal at this border
crossing between neighbours was constructed according to an order of
agreement. In the year of 1988."
The marker is located straight behind the
At the opposite side of the road middle marker 518 B was
located in the very similar way.
Middle marker 518 B.
Marker no 518 C
The Portuguese customs building
and middle marker 518 C dividing another smaller building, between the main
buildings of both countries.
Middle marker 518 C behind divided flowerbed.
Marker no 518 D
Photo from 518 D towards 518 C (hidden behind the tree).
Turning point 518 D. The border turns here about 45° to left.
Marker no 518 BIS
Main border marker 518 BIS is located close to the railway track. On the
southern side of the track we found 518 BIS A.
518 BIS photographed from the Spanish side.
Marker no 518 BIS A
The railway crossing between 518 BIS and 518 BIS A, photographed towards east.
Photo taken from 518 BIS A towards north and 518 BIS. Railway crossing
A beautiful Spanish monument.
Marker 518 BIS A appeared to be a bit unstable and
geographically on its way into the Portuguese side of the border. Here
photographed towards north.
The same middle marker, photographed towards south and 518
Marker no 518 BIS B
The old stone border wall seemed not to
run precisely along the border.
Middle marker 518 BIS B.
A small part of the border wall between 518 BIS A and 518 BIS B.
The wall continued further south towards 518 BIS C and 518 BIS D.
Marker no 518 BIS C
Border marker 518 BIS C photographed towards
Marker no 518 BIS D
Border marker 518 BIS D photographed towards
Marker no 519
Main marker 519 was located at an old
barrier on the old border road. The barrier still stood there as
in the good old days.
The border zig-zagged the road twice.
First at this marker, later between 519 A and 519 B.
Next to the marker stood a Christian
Watched towards north.
At each road side there were a stone marking
the exact border and with the "P" and the "E" on each side of the line.
While we were at the point three young girls
came walking from the Spanish side and played at the border line.
It seemed like they were jumping over the border line and made
international telephone calls standing less than one metre from each
Marker no 519 A
Middle marker 519 A was a little difficult to find as it was completely
hidden in the brush.
Between 519 A
and 519 B the border again crossed the road.
Marker no 519 B
Middle marker 519 B, photographed towards south.
Photographed from Spain into Portugal.
The fence is about one metre inside Spain.
And here towards north and marker 519 A.
Finally the border continued further south towards marker 519 C.