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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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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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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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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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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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Jewish Quarter in Evora

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The Jewish Quarter in Évora was one of the biggest, richest and most important jewish quarters in the country. No wonder, since this was the second Portuguese city during the Middle Ages. Starting in the 14th century, the jews in Portugal were forced to live in their own neighbourhoods, named “Judiarias” (Jewish Quarters). This way, the interaction between christians and jews was limited. Their rights …

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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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