Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands as one of Alentejo’s most iconic destinations. This ancient city boasts a labyrinth of cobbled streets, whitewashed houses, and impressive landmarks such as the Roman Temple of Évora and the hauntingly beautiful Chapel of Bones.
Just a short drive from Évora lies Monsaraz, a fortified hilltop village perched majestically above the surrounding plains. Encircled by medieval walls, Monsaraz exudes an aura of timeless charm, with its narrow alleys, Gothic church, and panoramic views of the Alqueva reservoir.
Further afield, the village of Marvão beckons with its dramatic hilltop setting and well-preserved medieval architecture. Crowned by a formidable castle, Marvão offers breathtaking vistas of the surrounding Serra de São Mamede Natural ParkFamous for its exquisite handmade carpets, Arraiolos is a picturesque village nestled amidst rolling plains and olive groves. The village is dominated by a medieval castle, offering panoramic views of the surrounding landscape
Steeped in royal history, Vila Viçosa is renowned for its majestic Ducal Palace, once the residence of the House of Braganza, Portugal’s royal family. The palace boasts opulent interiors adorned with priceless artworks, tapestries, and porcelain collections. Surrounding the palace is a vast marble quarry, where visitors can witness the extraction of the region’s renowned marble and explore underground caverns.
Castelo de Vide is a charming town nestled in the lush landscapes of the Alto Alentejo region of Portugal. Perched atop a hill overlooking the vast plains of the São Mamede Mountains, Castelo de Vide is renowned for its picturesque beauty, rich history, and well-preserved medieval architecture.
At the heart of Castelo de Vide stands its imposing medieval castle, a testament to the town’s strategic importance throughout the centuries. Originally built by the Moors in the 12th century and later expanded by the Portuguese crown, the castle offers commanding views of the surrounding countryside and serves as a reminder of Castelo de Vide’s storied past.The town’s Jewish quarter, or Judiaria, is particularly noteworthy, with its labyrinthine alleys and beautifully preserved synagogue, attesting to Castelo de Vide’s multicultural heritage.
Redondo is a picturesque town located in the heart of the Alentejo region of Portugal, renowned for its rich history, traditional craftsmanship, and fine wines. At the center of Redondo stands its striking medieval castle, which dates back to the 13th century and offers panoramic views of the surrounding landscape
Juromenha is a historic village located in the southeastern corner of Portugal, near the border with Spain. Perched atop a hill overlooking the Guadiana River, Juromenha boasts a strategic position that has made it a site of military importance throughout history.
The village is dominated by its impressive castle, which dates back to Moorish times and was later expanded and fortified by the Portuguese crown.
At the heart of Terena stands its historic castle, a well-preserved fortress dating back to the 13th century. With its sturdy walls, imposing towers, and panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, the castle provides a fascinating window into Portugal’s medieval past. Near the town of Terena you may find the Lucefécit Dam which offers opportunities for outdoor activities such as fishing, boating, and birdwatching.