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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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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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Evora Market, Mercado Municipal de Evora

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Evora Municipal Market is located on the nice 1º de Maio Square, near Evora Public Park, Rossio, S. Francisco Church and the famous Bones Chapel. It is also not too far from Giraldo Square, the great city centre. By the market, we also find one of the many departments of Evora University. Because this area has so many points of interest, many tourists visit it, …

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Evora museums list

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Evora museums tell the story of the city and Alentejo, Portugal. These museums are places where the past is shown on exhibits. But, in many cases, also on the walls of important buildings which witnessed hundreds of years go by slowly. The museums of Evora are perfectly integrated in the historical centre. This allows you to visit some of them while you also explore the …

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Going out at night in Evora, nightlife in Alentejo

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Going out at night in Evora means to find a series of welcoming and cheerful places (bars or pubs, discos, cafés, terraces, wine bars) where tourists meet with Alentejo people to relax after a day walking around the city. If you sleep in a hotel in Evora at least one night and would like to go out at night, you have many different places to …

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