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Visit Elvas, “Queen of the Border” | Unesco’s Alentejo near Spain

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Elvas, also called “Queen of the Border”, is one of the pearls hidden in the Alentejo frontier with the Spanish Extremadura. Due to its strategic position on the border, Elvas was shaped by war. This military history can be revisited through a tour of the city’s rich military heritage. Its fortifications, together with the Forts of Santa Luzia and Nossa Senhora da Graça, are considered …

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Odemira – the whole Alentejo in one municipality. Simply surprising.

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The municipality of Odemira is a Unique Alentejo (Alentejo Singular). That’s what the county calls it, and rightly so. Odemira is not a unique place in the sense that it is completely different from the whole Alentejo. What makes it distinctive is that it gathers in itself many of the different characteristics that we find separately, here and there, around the region. To facilitate diversity, …

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

houseboats alqueva

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

elvas tour

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

what to do alentejo

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

alentejo coast

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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