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What to do in Alentejo | Activities in Alentejo, Portugal

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Deciding what to do in Alentejo will be easier after you read about the activities we suggest. A visit to Alentejo shouldn’t be simply a tourism trip to its main monuments. You have most certainly discovered this page “What to visit in Alentejo | Activities in Alentejo, Portugal” because you wish to visit the region and leave with your “batteries recharged” and a new soul …

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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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Aldeia da Terra – Pottery handicraft in Evora

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Aldeia da Terra (Clay Village), in Évora, has this name because it is made of clay and because it is the artistic representation of any village in this peculiar land which is the Alentejo. So, to visit Évora (and the Alentejo) is also to visit Aldeia da Terra. It became a must visit site for those who go through the streets in the historic city …

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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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Vitoria Stone Hotel – Evora and Alentejo await inside

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Entering Vitoria Stone Hotel doesn’t mean we should leave the fields of Alentejo behind. The charm of the landscape which accompanies us along the roads until we reach this hotel in Evora keeps on being present. In the peculiar tones of the region. In the noble stones which are extracted here or those worshiped since pre-historic times. In the ever-present cork. This is why we …

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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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