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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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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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Guided tours in Alentejo countryside

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A guided tour on the Alentejo countryside shows us the secrets kept by the “alentejanos” about the natural paradise where they live. On a trekking expedition or on a 4×4 tour, being in contact with the unspoiled nature of the region is a unique experience. After all, when we think of Alentejo we immediately imagine the calmness it convey us, right? But we also imagine …

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Evora Public Park, Jardim Público de Évora

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Evora Public Park is a magnificent garden, both for the diversity of vegetation and colours and for the tranquility it offers. It even invites us to romance in the various corners that exist there. Evora Park – History It is a space with history, connected with the past and also with architecture. In its interior we find several monuments like, among others, the remains of …

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Rural tourism in Evora and Alentejo, sleeping in the countryside

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Rural tourism in Evora and Alentejo makes perfect sense. Right in the heart of the region, Evora is located in an area which invites us to appreciate nature and live our time at our own speed. Which place other than the never-ending plains around Evora would be better to rest or exercise a bit? Let’s find out how rural tourism is done in Alentejo. It …

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Evora Nature trails – trekking and biking

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Evora Nature trails are supposed to be coved on foot or by mountain bike. They have been slowly built since 2005, starting with the first part of Ecopista. One of the main objectives of these nature trails was to encourage people in Evora to exercise while enjoying the pollution-free outdoors in Alentejo. But this same first infrastructure also meant to promote Evora as a tourist …

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