Alentejo

The whole Alentejo to discover, before or after you visit Evora

Deciding what to do in Alentejo after visiting Évora means choosing roads that take us through hills and plains to historical small towns and villages. They all have their character well defined. They all have a well-defined character, our style. They all invite us to sit at a dining table like we usually do in this region and browse streets of white houses with details of blue and yellow decoration.

Closer to the ocean… Beaches as far as the eye can see to please surfers and sun worshipers. The Alentejo coast and Costa Vicentina have a charm like no other in Portugal. To get to know on a road trip or on a hike, always with the ocean view to delight us. What to do in Alentejo? Discover the best viewpoints to the Atlantic Ocean.

From the top of the highest hills, many castles guard the fields covered with olive trees or cork oak and holm oak forests. Their ancient walls also tell stories which made the history of Portugal since the beginning of times. What to do in Alentejo? Visit fortifications where part of Portugal’s history has been written since the beginning of time.

To visit Alentejo in just a few days means to make choices. The best you can do is to come with time to spare… and stay. Make every place your own. Shape your own time. Feel Alentejo. And make it your home.

On this page you will find some of the most interesting villages and places to visit in Alentejo. Each one of them represents a piece of the soul of this region. Happy discoveries! Feel the Alentejo. Make it your home.

Don’t have a car? Try one of our Guided Tours.

Evoramonte – history of Portugal in an Alentejo castle

evoramonte

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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Arraiolos – visit the village of rugs and the circular castle

arraiolos

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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Almendres Cromlech – Alentejo region in prehistoric times

almendres cromelech

Almendres Cromlech… There are few places with such a powerful mystique that not even time itself can change. The Almendres Estate, located in the parish of Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe, proudly holds one of these rare monuments. One from magical old forgotten times. It plays with our imagination and transports us to its origins. A living memory which awaits you near Evora and is known …

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Estremoz – visit the historic white city in Alentejo, Portugal

visit estremoz

Estremoz is one of the “white cities” in Alentejo. You can recognise it from far away for its white houses, spread across a hill. They are embraced by old walls and protected by the impressive donjon. The people of Estremoz are friendly and hospitable, like everybody in Alentejo, south of Portugal. The name “white city” comes from the colour of the houses but also from …

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Vila Viçosa, visit Portugal History in Alentejo

Vila Viçosa Palace

Vila Viçosa is known as the “Princess of Alentejo”, Portugal. Although small, this is one of the most precious and charming jewels of Alentejo. The village is truly an open-air museum. The name Vila Viçosa (lush village) is due to the fertility of the soils and the charming territory. This village in Alentejo Portugal is Florbela Espanca’s hometown, one of the country’s most notorious poetesses. …

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Megalithic Circuit Evora Alentejo

megalithic circuit evora alentejo

There are many megalithic monuments on the outskirts of Evora and throughout central Alentejo. This prehistoric riches in Alentejo is one of the most important in the Iberian Peninsula and even in Europe. So, it makes sense to talk about a Megalithic Circuit in Evora and consider this city as the capital of Iberian megalithic. After you quietly sleep in a hotel in Evora, go …

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