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Things to do in Alentejo

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The most visited in Alentejo
Of Cultural Interest in Elvas
Old Town of Elvas
(22)
Ruins in Évora
Roman Temple of Évora
(17)
1 activity
Churches in Évora
Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos)
(21)
1 activity
Villages in Marvao
Marvao
(13)
Villages in Monsaraz
Monsaraz
(10)
Festivals in Campo Maior
Festival of Flowers
(9)
Villages in Mértola
Mértola
(4)
Of Cultural Interest in Évora
Almendres Cromlech
(13)
Cathedrals in Évora
Cathedral of Evora
(11)
1 activity
Of Cultural Interest in Odemira
Sardão Cape Lighthouse
(2)
Villages in Estremoz
Estremoz
(5)
Squares in Évora
Praca do Giraldo
(7)
Castles in Évora
Castle of Evoramonte
(8)
Villages in Alcácer do Sal
Alcácer do Sal
(3)
Beaches in Zambujeira do Mar
Zambujeira do Mar
(4)
Beaches in Vila Nova de Milfontes
Vila Nova de Milfontes Beach
(2)
Castles in Portel
Portel Castle
(3)
Castles in Marvao
(5)
Villages in Marvao
Marvao
(13)
Villages in Monsaraz
Monsaraz
(10)
Villages in Mértola
Mértola
(4)
Villages in Estremoz
Estremoz
(5)
Villages in Alcácer do Sal
Alcácer do Sal
(3)
Villages in Crato
Crato
(1)
Villages in Sines
Porto Covo
(3)
Villages in Castelo de Vide
Castelo de Vide
(3)
Villages in Portalegre
Portalegre
(1)
Villages in Mourão Municipality
(1)
Villages in Monsaraz
Pueblo Monzaraz
(3)
Villages in Montemor-o-Novo
Villages in Vila Nova de Milfontes
(3)
Villages in Odemira
(2)
Villages in Alegrete
Villages in Arraiolos
(1)
Villages in Viana do Alentejo
Villages in Alandroal
(1)
Villages in Alagoa
Villages in Mosteiros
(1)
Churches in Évora
Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos)
(21)
1 activity
Churches in Estremoz
St. Elisabeth the Queen Chapel
(1)
Churches in Mértola
Mértola Church-mosque
(3)
Churches in Vila Viçosa
Augustinians Church
(3)
Churches in Vila Viçosa
Padroeira de Portugal National Sanctuary
(1)
Churches in Estremoz
Church of San Francisco
Churches in Évora
Igreja de Sao Joao Evangelista
(2)
Churches in Évora
Igreja de Sao Francisco
Churches in Évora
Igreja de Santo Antao
Churches in Marvao
Church of Santa Maria
(1)
Churches in Castelo de Vide
Santa María of la Devesa Church
Churches in Castelo de Vide
Our Lady of Joy Church
Churches in Marvao
(1)
Churches in Mértola
Churches in Alegrete
Churches in Monsaraz
Churches in Moura
(1)
Castles in Évora
Castle of Evoramonte
(8)
Castles in Portel
Portel Castle
(3)
Castles in Marvao
(5)
Castles in Elvas
Elvas Castle
(7)
Castles in Vila Viçosa
Vila Viçosa Castle
(2)
Castles in Castelo de Vide
Vide Castle
(2)
Castles in Mértola
Mértola Castle
(2)
Castles in Beja
Beja Castle
(1)
Castles in Estremoz
Estremoz Castle
(2)
Castles in Alegrete
Castle of Alegrete
(1)
Castles in Castelo de Vide
Castle
(1)
Castles in Elvas
Nossa Senhora da Graça Fort
(7)
Castles in Mértola
(2)
Castles in Monsaraz
(3)
Castles in Mourão Municipality
(1)
Castles in Sines
(4)
Castles in Beja
Noudar Castle
(1)
Castles in Santiago do Cacém
Castles in Moura
Beaches in Zambujeira do Mar
Zambujeira do Mar
(4)
Beaches in Vila Nova de Milfontes
Vila Nova de Milfontes Beach
(2)
Beaches in Odemira
Almograve Beach
Beaches in Grandola
Pego Beach
(2)
Beaches in Vila Nova de Milfontes
Las Furnas Beach
Beaches in Santiago do Cacém
Alentejan Coastal
(1)
Beaches in Sines
(2)
Beaches in Sismarias
(3)
Beaches in Odemira
Enchanting Beaches
Beaches in Alcáçovas
(1)
Beaches in Sines
(4)
Beaches in Vila Nova de Milfontes
(2)
Beaches in Odemira
Beaches in Zambujeira do Mar
Beaches in Ponte de Sor
Beaches in Brejão
Beaches in Santiago do Cacém
Beaches in Mértola
Beaches in Vila Nova de Milfontes
Beaches in Mértola

The top 269 attractions in Alentejo

Of Cultural Interest in Elvas
Old Town of Elvas
(22)
Trade in Elvas supplied in previous years a significant amount of coffee, woolens, linens and china from Macao to Spanish tourists. Succulent menus offered at affordable prices. Today, Elvas has no major movement of the past but remains in good condition and its historic center, especially, its medieval castle. The aqueduct is still an impressive image on the outskirts of town.
Ruins in Évora
Roman Temple of Évora
(17)
Happening across the Temple of Diana ruins in the evening fog was, for me, otherworldly. Something out of a storybook. I took the opportunity to enhance that vision by creating a ghostly backlit image of a person at the base of the Temple. That person was me! A true photographer "selfie" that I will never forget.
1 activity
Churches in Évora
Chapel of Bones (Capela dos Ossos)
(21)
"Nós ossos que aqui estamos pelos vossos esperamos" Over 5000 skulls from various churches and cities line the walls of this Portuguese chapel. The Franciscans during construction by the sixteenth century wanted the place to "sirva de cosolaçao nóticia à curiosidade doutros". Curious tourist or need a place to meditate? Upon entering the chapel we see our future, immortal phrase depicted in the entrance and it's something that gets into your head. "Nós ossos que aqui estamos pelos vossos esperamos"
1 activity
Villages in Marvao
Marvao
(13)
Marvão is a medieval village in Portugal. It is located on the border close to Valencia de Alcantara, Cáceres. It is a very quiet town, located on top of a mountain, where the views are wonderful. You can see it from the road, it's amazing. Originally arable, every year there is the festival of Al-Mossassa where its Islamic origins are remembered. The festival runs from October 1 to 5.
Villages in Monsaraz
Monsaraz
(10)
The city was almost empty at night. this photo was taken from an abandoned church there in front. This village is a Templar castle which contains houses, seven churches and three main streets. There is nothing more. Just silence making it an excellent place to rest. The stars are brilliant in the sky and the greatest places to visit are the megalithic monuments in the Iberian peninsula. A marvel with excellent gastronomy.
Festivals in Campo Maior
Festival of Flowers
(9)
In the small town of Campo Maior Portugal, 14 kilometers from the border with Badajoz, every four years is held a colorful traditional party in honor of San Juan Bautista: The flower festival. Campo Maior is a small village and old building in which its neighbors, in late August and early September every four years, begin to decorate the streets with paper flowers that they have been preparing for all year. Every street is different, with a theme, decorations and different colors! Not only flowers are used, but anything imaginable - a whole house, animals or Adam and Eve! But everything is built with the typical "crepe paper". In addition, neighbors, that are very friendly and outgoing in nature, offer a booklet in which you can go to visit the flowers in the streets.
Villages in Mértola
Mértola
(4)
In the south of Alentejo the villages are different. They're more, shall we say, Extremaduran, or almost Andalusian. In fact, Mertola is a village that's surrounded by the Guadiana. And it's a very pretty village. It's on top of a hill and has a wall that protects it. I love how the white color reflects the light and makes for some great pictures. It's also a town that's known for its sale of shoes and sandals. It also has a church/mosque that has some of the most original things I've seen in recent times.
Of Cultural Interest in Évora
Almendres Cromlech
(13)
Evora isn't only riddled with megalithic monuments, even though it's the area with the highest concentration of them. I recommend that you quietly visit the city and its surroundings, and if you have time, go to Monsaraz, near the border with Badajoz. In the whole area, there are many "dolmens", "menhirs" and "cromlechs". Besides, the hilltop village of Monsaraz is a real beauty, with stone streets and incredible views with the river on one side and the Alentejo plainon the other. Close to Monsaraz, there are several enclaves that are also very interesting to visit.
Cathedrals in Évora
Cathedral of Evora
(11)
Evora Cathedral is on top of the old town, and its two tall towers can be seen from various points in the city. It was built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries in Romanesque style over an old mosque. It was built by Bishop D. Paio, although it has Gothic parts, which are the result of subsequent expansions during the Middle Ages. It's a building of enormous proportions. In fact, it's considered one of the largest temples built by medieval bishops in Portugal, and has been declared a [b] National Monument [/ b]. It's quite similar to the Lisbon Cathedral, following its architectural and fortress-like style. The facade is of pink granite, and the main entrance is the highlight. It's flanked by two unequal towers, the facade has a pointed arch and Archivolts that are supported by the sculptures of the Apostles. It has a Latin cross, divided into three naves of seven sections, a transept, an outgoing and a header. There are several chapels. You can also visit the cloister, the museum and climb the towers. The hours are from 9:00-12:30 and from 14:00-17:00. The entrance is 1 €, the cloister is € 1.50, and the museum and tower are 3 €.
1 activity
Of Cultural Interest in Odemira
Sardão Cape Lighthouse
(2)
The lighthouse in in an area of ​​beautiful cliffs and protected vegetation. It was lit for the first time on April 15, 1915. In 1950 and was electrified with generators, which increased its range performance up to 42 miles (they originally uses oil). In 1984 it was connected to the public electricity network, changing the halogen lamp with a 1000 watt, which reduced its scope to the current 23 miles. It is in Cape Sardão in the Costa Vincentian [37 ° 35.8 'N, 08 º 48.9' W].
Villages in Estremoz
Estremoz
(5)
Estremoz is a special wine village. Surely the blame lies with its location on top of a hill and surrounded by walls that were a castle. It is from these towns almost film in which is entered through a winding road that you have to go under an arch that looks that once was closed. One imagines invaders trying to tear down that gate with battering rams and catapults. It is a tiny town but charming. At the top is a lovely square, with a church and a great pousada if you want to get away there. The views are fantastic.
Squares in Évora
Praca do Giraldo
(7)
Praca do Giraldo is the heart of Évora, is a rectangular square surrounded by arcades, home to cafes and restaurants. It is lovely with outdoor seating to take in the pulse of the city, watching people coming and going, tourists leaving the tourist information office and taking pictures non-stop f the monuments of the square, like the church of Antao and marble fountain from the 18th century.
Castles in Évora
Castle of Evoramonte
(8)
Évoramonte is a medieval village, located on the road between Évora and Estremoz. At the top of a hill stands a triangular castle, surrounded by a wall that opens into 4 gates Freixo Porta, Porta do Sol, Porta de São Sebastião and Porta de São Brás. There are some incredible views from the top, which is 500 meters in the air.
Villages in Alcácer do Sal
Alcácer do Sal
(3)
On our recent trip to the Algarve we made a short stop to eat in one of the most populous cities of the Alentejo coast, Alcacer do Sal. It's said to be one of the oldest cities in Europe. Built on a hillside, the city rises to end at the Pousada Alfonso II, a walled fortress that dates from the city beginnings. On the way up, along the narrow cobbled streets you will see white houses with red roofs, wrought iron balconies and a beautiful view over the river Sado, and its estuary where it empties into the sea. In the midst of a great natural spectacle, Alcacer do Sal marks the beginning of the great natural reserve of the Sado Estuary extending throughout the Troia Peninsula. Two things that stood out during my visit included a visit to the beautiful bridge going over the river Sado, and eating in the many bars and restaurants right on the banks of this beautiful river.
Beaches in Zambujeira do Mar
Zambujeira do Mar
(4)
The tranquillity offered by this small town in the south of Portugal is somewhat disturbed throughout the year due to a huge influx of tourists. We went in August hoping to experience this paradise, but there had just been a music festival.
Beaches in Vila Nova de Milfontes
Vila Nova de Milfontes Beach
(2)
The Alentejo beaches are tremendous. They are a mixture of wild beaches with tourist environments. The great white sand beaches with huge waves for surfers and the looming cliffs leave a silhouette worthy of a postcard. The beach of Vila Nova is beautiful especially during sunset. It is immense. There is also a snack bar to enjoy a drink and where fishermen hang out who, just when the sun sets, enter the sea for their catch.
Castles in Portel
Portel Castle
(3)
Portel Castle is on the higher part of town, and on a special lookout you can see the white houses and the blue sky. In the distance we could see the fields, it's a special place, representing the symbolic images of the Alentejo. It's an unfrequented place, well worth a stop if you are driving. Free admission.
Castles in Marvao
(5)