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What To Do In Alentejo

What To Do In AlentejoWhat does Alentejo mean?

In Portuguese, Alentejo means beyond the Tagus river.

How far is Alentejo from Lisbon?

The distance between Lisbon and Evora is 137 km (85 miles).

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Where is the Alentejo?

It is between the Tagus River and the Algarve. The West is the Atlantic Ocean, and the East is Spain. The landscape is entirely different from the North. You can see long plains with thousands of cork oaks, olive groves, or uncrowded beaches.

How to pronounce Alentejo

Where to Go in Alentejo

Evora

Roman Temple Evora Alentejo PortugalEvora is the capital of this region. And the most popular places to visit in Alentejo. Visit this city is a delving into the past. There are Roman ruins, a medieval cathedral, and elegant palaces.

Places to visit in Evora, Portugal:

  • Chapel of the bones – Franciscan monks built this chapel. Five thousand corpses were exhumed to cover the walls of the chapel.
  • Cartuxa is a winery in Evora, Portugal. The winery is situated next to a monastery called Convento da Cartuxa.
  • The gothic Cathedral of Evora.
  • Cromlech dos Almendres is about 12 km west of Evora. It is a prehistoric stone circle with 95 stone monoliths.
  • Cork tours on a farm near Evora.

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Comporta

It is located in the south of Lisbon. It is 1h35 minutes from the capital by car. Comporta Beach is a nature reserve. It has been well preserved. You can see the original dune vegetation surviving along with the adjoining pine forest.

Unfortunately, that is not easy to take a public transfer from Lisbon to Comporta. For this reason, we recommend a private transfer.

Comporta is a paradise for those looking for uncrowded beaches, scenic dunes, and more contact with nature. There are a few villas that offer luxury services closed to the beach. Get in touch for more information.

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Vila Nova de Milfontes

This small village is situated at the mouth of the Mira River. Although the city has increased the number of hotels and tourists over the years. It is still well-preserved with the spectacular Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park surrounding it.

Best Wineries in Alentejo

We selected the best wineries to get a real sample of what this region offers.

  1. Cartuxa – It is located in Evora.
  2. Herdade do Esporão – It is located in Reguengos de Monsaraz.
  3. Adega Mayor – It is located in Campo Maior, and its building was created by the architect Siza Vieira.
  4. Monte da Ravasqueira – It is located in Arraiolos.

a large cork oak tree in a fieldAre you in Lisbon and don’t have time to visit Alentejo?

We recommend the Casa do Alentejo restaurant (Rua das Portas de Santo Antão) in the beautiful Moorish Palace.

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