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The Alentejo goes with tradition

Among the places that make the Alentejo synonymous with history and tradition,  is Castelo de Vide, known as "Sintra of the Alentejo”. Start your journey through time, taking your time. Explore the architecture of the city; enjoy 19th century manors and gardens, gothic portals, churches and the judiaria (the Jewish quarter).

Not far away, you have to  visit the Tapestry Museum of Portalegre, dedicated to its founder, Guy Fino who had  a profound knowledge of the industry, and whose collection includes the works of artists like Almada Negreiros, Maria Keil, Júlio Pomar and Vieira da Silva.

Venture  off on a riverside route on  the Tagus river going on foot along the wooden walkway beside the river, between the river beach of Alamal and the  Belver bridge, with the Castle in the  background. Enjoy the gastronomy of Portalegre, and particularly  its smoked meat sausages. If you enjoy fishing, go to Ponte de Sor, to the Reservoir of Maranhão, or to Montargil, or if  you prefer hunting, you must  stop in Sousel.

Make a stop in Elvas to eat a sericaia (typical dessert). Not far away, in Estremoz, a city with  traces of baroque styles , the Marble Route begins. From here on, the palaces and churches, manors and modest houses or even taverns and pavements  are covered in marble.

Continue to Borba, a city which is also part of the Marble Route, and remember that  this is also a area for good wine, a place where you have to stop on  the Wine Routes of Alentejo. In Vila Viçosa, see  the marble work on  the façades of the churches , and in the exquisite Paço Ducal, the Convent of Agostinhos or the Convent of Chagas. 

Not far away, good suggestions are Arraiolos carpets for  lovers of handicrafts or the Environmental Route of Cabrela and Monfurado, in Montemor-o-Novo, for  lovers of nature.

You must stop in Évora, the city of many stories, with so much to see.  Taste the fabulous wines in Redondo and then go on to  to Granja/Amareleja, Moura, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Vidigueira, municipalities  that are also on  the Wine Routes.

Follow the Fresco Routes throughout Viana do Alentejo, Alvito, and Cuba. Take a  journey from the 15th  to the 19th century, with  murals painted in chapels, small chapels and churches. Make a detour to Beja and meet the "Queen of the Plain” and its surprising heritage. On this route,discover  typical choirs, singing modas of melancholy, loneliness, love and  rural work.

A few kilometres away, and closer to the sea, between the Atlantic Ocean and the Sado Estuary, an 18-hole golf course is waiting for you at the Tróia Resort.

If you prefer a more relaxing time , enjoy the Galeão do Sal, a traditional vessel of the river Sado that will take you on an amazing  trip  through the Natural Reserve of the Sado Estuary to  the beautiful antique wooden  pier of Carrasqueira, during which you can watch  dolphins and  see the heritage of the area, as you pass  by  Roman and Phoenician remains.

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1 Point of departure: Castelo de Vide
2 Marvão
3 Portalegre
4 Alter do Chão
5 Elvas
6 Estremoz
7 Borba
8 Vila Viçosa
9 Alandroal
Museums and places to visit
10 Redondo
11 Évora
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12 Montemor-o-Novo
13 Portel
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Amieira Marina
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14 Ferreira do Alentejo
15 Mértola
16 Arraiolos
18 Santiago de Cacém
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