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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.

Alentejo Coast travel | Alentejo southwest and Costa Vicentina

alentejo coast

The Alentejo coast (Costa Alentejana) is, on the one hand, a totally different area from the rest of the Alentejo, south of Portugal. Especially in what the landscape is concerned, obviously. But the coastline is still a peaceful place which continues to resist the mass tourism we find further south, in the Algarve. This coastal strip in Portugal has been considered the last wild coast …

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Sao Pedro do Corval, the largest pottery centre in Portugal

sao pedro corval

The welcoming parish of Sao Pedro do Corval is in the heart of Evora district, only a few miles from Reguengos de Monsaraz… And even closer to the village of Monsaraz. Known for its old tradition in pottery, Sao Pedro do Corval is the prime land of Alentejo pottery. Nowadays, Sao Pedro do Corval has more than 20 artisanal pottery workshops. Because of that, it …

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Visit Mertola, past civilisations in Guadiana River banks, Alentejo (Portugal)

visit mertola

Mertola, also called museum-village, is a peaceful riverside walled village located on a cliff over the Guadiana River. Located in the Beja district, Alentejo, it was once one of the most important river ports in the Mediterranean. Because of that, to visit Mertola is to make a trip towards the past… on our way to discover remains of the presence of great civilisations – Romans, …

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Monsaraz – visit Alentejo medieval village near the sky

monsaraz

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

visit montemor-o-novo

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

mora alentejo portugal

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

marvao

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

redondo castle

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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