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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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Jewish Quarter in Evora

jewish quarter evora

The Jewish Quarter in Évora was one of the biggest, richest and most important jewish quarters in the country. No wonder, since this was the second Portuguese city during the Middle Ages. Starting in the 14th century, the jews in Portugal were forced to live in their own neighbourhoods, named “Judiarias” (Jewish Quarters). This way, the interaction between christians and jews was limited. Their rights …

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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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Cork tours in Alentejo countryside

tour alentejo cork

A guided tour on the Alentejo countryside shows us the secrets kept by the “alentejanos” about the natural paradise where they live. On a trekking expedition or on a 4×4 tour, being in contact with the unspoiled nature of the region is a unique experience. After all, when we think of Alentejo we immediately imagine the calmness it convey us, right? But we also imagine …

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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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Route train / bus stations to Evora city centre

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Evora is a relatively small city. So, it is very easy to go from the bus and train stations to Evora city centre. You can even cover the distance on foot. If you already know how to get to Evora and decided to come to the city using public transport, the route from the stations is short and straightforward. Unless you carry a lot of …

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