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Alqueva Lake – Houseboats (and other activities) | Surprising Alentejo

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Did you know that there are Houseboats in Alqueva Lake, Alentejo (Portugal), which you can drive through the waters with family and friends without even needing a sailor’s license? That’s right! These boats carry the soul of the Alentejo to you. No hurries, taking you where you wish to go in the moment. But what is “Alqueva”? The Alqueva Dam has 96.5 sq mi (250 …

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Elvas Tour | Visit to the world heritage Unesco city

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A tour to Elvas from Évora is something that many visitors look for, because these two cities are considered world heritage by UNESCO. What we offer in this route is a visit to Elvas with transport from Évora and a guide who will help you in your discoveries of places and history. This guided visit to Elvas allows you to fully understand the importance of …

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What to do in Alentejo | 12 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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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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Olive oil tasting in Alentejo, Portugal

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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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