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World Heritage List

The Alentejo is a fascinating region with a rich history that runs through thousands of years. Its landscapes, architectural heritage, culture and monumental legacies are all unique and exceptional.
UNESCO has recognised so much of this treasured heritage and awarded protected status to many aspects. Find heritage tours

Évora


The jewel in the crown, this ancient city is packed with history dating back to Roman times. Highlights include the Roman temple, cathedral, Casas Pintadas (Painted Houses), Cadaval Palace, the 16th-century University and the magnificent Praça do Giraldo square. There is so much history that the entire city has been rated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover some of the cities museums, taking advantage of the Évora Ticket at www.evoraticket.pt

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Elvas


Perched high on a hill, this is a fascinating place with narrow, cobbled streets and a compact cathedral set at the head of the elegant central square. The star-shaped fortifications here date from the 17th century and are the largest in the world with a perimeter of 10 km. Stroll along the town’s ramparts for sensational views and a real sense of history.
The castle, forts and majestic 7 km long Amoreira aqueduct add to the drama and all are UNESCO World Heritage sites. 

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