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The whole Alentejo to discover, before or after you visit Evora

Visiting Alentejo means to drive the roads that take us through sierras and plains to small cities, villages and historical little villages. They all have a well-defined character, our style. They all invite us to sit at a dining table like we usually do in this region and browse streets of white houses with details of blue and yellow decoration.

Closer to the ocean… Beaches as far as the eye can see to please surfers and sun worshipers. The Alentejo coast and Costa Vicentina have a charm like no other in Portugal. To get to know on a road trip or on a hike, always with the ocean view to delight us.

From the top of the highest hills, many castles guard the fields covered with olive trees or cork oak and holm oak forests. Their ancient walls also tell stories which made the history of Portugal since the beginning of times.

To visit Alentejo in just a few days means to make choices. The best you can do is to come with time to spare… and stay. Make every place your own. Shape your own time. Feel Alentejo. And make it your home.

Don’t have a car? Try one of our Guided Tours.

Monsaraz – visit Alentejo medieval village near the sky

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Monsaraz, the graceful medieval village of Monsaraz, maintains the magic from ancient times like few others in the world. Made of lime and schist, this place whispers us, between the echo of our footsteps in its streets. A lot of magnificent stories could be told about its courageous kings, Knights Templar, brave people and dames of simple beauty. Suspended in time, the historic village, one …

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Visit Montemor-o-Novo, castle to city streets

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The extraordinarily unique district of Évora is where we find Montemor-o-Novo, one of the largest municipalities in the area. Montemor-o-Novo is a secret waiting to be revealed, a treasure for you to discover. Much more than just an Alentejo town, where traditional dishes fill the senses and delight our taste buds, where wine warms even the coldest souls, Montemor-o-Novo is a perfect peaceful mix between …

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Visit Mora – a municipality that represents Alentejo so well

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Mora is a beautiful small village in Alentejo like many others, located on heathlands decorated by cork oak trees. It represents the charm, peace and quiet so characteristic of these lands and, of course, Alentejo people. The municipality is divided in four charming parishes: Brotas, Cabeção, Mora and Pavia. The name of the village first appeared in 1293 on a document named “Livro III das …

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Marvao – visit merging castle and landscape

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Marvao (Marvão), the “very noble and always loyal” village, got its name from Queen Maria II. It is located on Portalegre district, Alentejo. Very close to the border with Spain, on top of Sapoio Sierra, at about 2,800ft (860m) high. More precisely located between the village of Castelo de Vide and the city of Portalegre, well inside Parque Natural da Serra de S. Mamede (Natural …

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Redondo – visit the tradition of an authentic Alentejo

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Redondo village saw its foundation, according to what people say, linked to the legendary title “Penedo Redondo” (“Round Rock”), which existed on the original medieval wall. Yes, Redondo, Portugal. Have you heard of it? So, Redondo is Alentejo, it is a village of humble, friendly people. Redondo is tradition and hospitality. White small villages with houses of a cheerful colour skirting. Like so many other …

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Alqueva – visit the iconic Alentejo lake and dam

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Alqueva dam, the largest artificial lake in Europe, a vast mass of water reaching as far as the eye can see, surrounded by an enviable natural landscape. Small islets, small pieces of land that become a dream in something bigger. People in Portugal, specially in the south, are truly proud of Alqueva’s tranquility, colour and, most of all, its beauty and life. “Alqueva” is a …

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Evoramonte – history of Portugal in an Alentejo castle

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The picturesque and delightful Evoramonte (or Evora Monte) parish is located between the beautiful cities of Evora and Estremoz. Once of big geographical and military importance, this Alentejo village with walls which still protect its residentes on the mountain top feels like an old warrior who patiently waits visitors. With numerous stories to tell them. Evoramonte – the history Clearly divided in two very distinct …

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Arraiolos – visit the village of rugs and the circular castle

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Arraiolos, the Alentejo village which needs no introduction, located in the heart of the region. The quality of the motifs and unique stitches of Arraiolos carpets as well as the peculiar circular castle put the village on the tourist map. But there are many distinctive factors able to attract you to this place only around 12.4 mi / 20 km from Evora, where the urban …

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