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Roman Remains in Evora

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Finding Roman remains in Evora is not something that surprises our visitors. Did you know that, during the romanisation era in the Iberian Peninsula, the whole Alentejo region was of vital importance to Rome? The city of Evora quickly got the attention of the Roman troops for its privileged location. Alentejo was a rich source of wheat, a fundamental cereal for Rome. Panem et circenses …

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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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Monsaraz Tour, Guided Visit Monsaraz

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A tour to Monsaraz, or a guided tour to Monsaraz, is almost always on the plans of tourists in Alentejo. Because of the incomparable beauty we find on this medieval village that stopped in time. But also for the landscapes you can see from the top of the hill. Especially after the construction of the Alqueva Dam brought to Monsaraz the waters of this enormous …

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Almendres Cromlech – Alentejo region in prehistoric times

almendres cromelech

Almendres Cromlech… There are few places with such a powerful mystique that not even time itself can change. The Almendres Estate, located in the parish of Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, proudly holds one of these rare monuments. One from magical old forgotten times. It plays with our imagination and transports us to its origins. A living memory which awaits you near Evora and is known …

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Estremoz – visit the historic white city in Alentejo, Portugal

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Estremoz is one of the “white cities” in Alentejo. You can recognise it from far away for its white houses, spread across a hill. They are embraced by old walls and protected by the impressive donjon. The people of Estremoz are friendly and hospitable, like everybody in Alentejo, south of Portugal. The name “white city” comes from the colour of the houses but also from …

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Tour Evora, Guided Walking Tour in Evora

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A walking tour in Evora with a guide who takes you on a visit through the highlights of the city is the best way to get to know it. This is a true presentation of the places which you will be walking by, explaining all the details of where the history of Portugal was written. Truly enjoying the capital of Alentejo, Portugal. This is a …

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Tour Alentejo Castles, Portugal

tour alentejo castles

The Tour Alentejo Castles is the perfect way to get to know the history of Alentejo, alive still today in its fortifications, which defended the territory from potencial invaders from the top of the hills. But the itinerary we present you here will also show you the beautiful Alentejo landscape as far as the eyes can see while we follow the roads which lead to …

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Vila Viçosa, visit Portugal History in Alentejo

Vila Viçosa Palace

Vila Viçosa is known as the “Princess of Alentejo”, Portugal. Although small, this is one of the most precious and charming jewels of Alentejo. The village is truly an open-air museum. The name Vila Viçosa (lush village) is due to the fertility of the soils and the charming territory. This village in Alentejo Portugal is Florbela Espanca’s hometown, one of the country’s most notorious poetesses. …

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