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Alentejo Coast travel | Alentejo southwest and Costa Vicentina

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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

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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)

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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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Activities and experiences in Alentejo

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This page of suggestions of activities and experiences in Alentejo shows us that the region is much more than a land of tranquility where all we can do is rest. A long time ago, coming to Alentejo Portugal meant to just go through cities and villages, as well as appreciate the wonderful food before visitors returned to their hotel room. Those times are long past! …

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Hot air balloon Evora, Balloon ride Alentejo

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To do a hot air balloon ride in Evora or in any other spot in Alentejo is a peaceful but exciting adventure. Not too many people had the privilege to live it. Flying with the wind in a balloon gives us a wonderful perspective over the Alentejo landscape and the historic streets of Evora or any other town or village in the region. A balloon …

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Evora Megalithic Tour (Almendres Cromlech included)

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Going on the Megalithic Tour in Evora, a visit to the megalithic monuments in this region, means to go back thousands of years in time. In Evora district there are more than 10 megalithic sites, making this fenomenal testimony of prehistory in Alentejo one of the most important in the Iberian Peninsula and Europe altogether. These prehistoric monuments go back to the Neolithic period (5500-4500 …

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Olive oil tasting in Alentejo, Portugal

alentejo olive oil tasting

An olive oil tasting in Alentejo, Portugal, is an activity which many visitors are looking for these days. Why? Because it is something so natural and authentic in this region. Because the olive trees have been in Alentejo for thousands of years and because the olive oil produced here is of outstanding quality. To visit wine cellars is now a tourist activity in the Alentejo …

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Tour Alentejo Castles, Portugal

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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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