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Tourism & Region

Discover the eastern Alentejo with its diverse cultural treasures, vast vineyards and large olive groves.


The town is located 15 km west of Monte de Matacães. It is famous for its marble and the imposing Royal Palace with the Pousada Raihna Santa Isabel. The art of the Alentejan clay figures of Estremoz belongs to the UNESCO cultural heritage.


Monsaraz is one of the oldest and best-preserved historic towns in the Alentejo and an old Templar domain. The picturesque town with its imposing castle, tower and city wall is situated on a hill and offers a magnificent view of the impressive river and lake landscape. In the immediate vicinity are several castles, fortifications and also a prehistoric megalithic stone formation.


The town is located on a hill dominating the plain near the Spanish border. The largest preserved bulwark fortifications in the world are located here. Elvas has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012.


As the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Alentejo region, the historic centre of Évora has qualified above all for its special streetscape. From the monumental columns of the Roman Temple of Diana to the whitewashed houses, the city centre represents different periods of Portugal's history. Built by the Romans, the centre was conquered by the Moors in the 8th century and expanded with a mosque and a castle.

Vila Viçosa

The predominantly pink marble of Vila Viçosa, quarried in over 160 quarries, is famous worldwide. The cityscape is characterised by the pompous palace complex of the noble family de Bragança. 


Orada belongs politically to Borba. This typical wine town lies on the Alentejo Wine Route. Here you will also find a wine museum, in which the classic Portuguese wine production is presented in an illustrative way.

Festivals & Traditions

Portugal is not only about fado. Here in the eastern Alentjo, people know how to celebrate festivals. The people, although serious workers, also like to have fun and be merry.

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