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ITINERARY

Monte do Ramalho is situated in the district of Portalegre, in short kilometers from some of the most important villages and cities in the district of Évora, connected with good routes and little traffic.
This region is very rich in historical, cultural and landscaping patrimony with a unique gastronomy in Portugal.

Here are some proposals of the best attraction points to visit:
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DISTRICT OF PORTALEGRE
AvisAVIS and MARANHÃO LAKE
From the XIII century, this is the village where King D. João I settled. “Castelo das Três Torres” (Three Tower Castle) and São Bento Convent are some of Avis’s main attractions. This village is situated on the margins of the beautiful Maranhão’s lake.

alterdochaoALTER DO CHÃO
Known to the Roman Civilization as Elteri, this village was built in 240 a.C.. In 1232, during the reign of King Sancho II, Bishop D. Vicente proposed to restore and repopulate the village. From this period there are some constructions that show the importance that Alter do Chão had in the region. Nossa Senhora da Alegria Church and “Janela Geminada” are some examples of attractions to see in Alter do Chão.  Alter do Chão is also recognized for the protection of the famous Portuguese horse breed Lusitanos. In Alter it is possible to visit one of the most proclaimed Portuguese stables and experience several horse related activities.

marvao2MARVÃO
This is a medieval fortified village candidate to Humanity Patrimony. The XIII century Castle has one of the most beautiful belvedere’s of Alentejo

vide2 CastleCASTELO DE VIDE
In Castelo de Vide it is possible to visit the oldest synagogue in Portugal. With a strong Jewish presence, this village has a beautiful XIV century castle. It is also possible to visit the Natural Park of Serra de São Mamede.

NizaNIZA
Integrated in “Rota dos Sabores” (Savors’ Route) that promotes traditional gastronomy of Alentejo, Niza is known by its local cheese, blankets and thermal waters.

DISTRICT OF ÉVORA
arraiolosARRAIOLOS
With a Medieval Castel, Arraiolos is famous by its traditional tapestry, submitted to us by the Moor invasions, and then influenced by the Persians and the Portuguese Discoveries. Pay a visit to the House of Arraiolos rugs (Telf. + 351 266 419 526).

estremozESTREMOZ
Estremoz is a typical Alentejo’s city, which its historical center is classified in the list of UNESCO Patrimonies. This city is famous for the production of marble and wine. The 1258 Castle was home for King D. Dinis and Queen Santa Isabel (Saint Elizabeth). Every Saturday morning takes place a traditional market for regional products and antiques in Estremoz.

BanuBorba
Village with medieval castle and important monuments since the 15th century. Today is dedicated to the wine trade, marble and antiques.

vilavicosaVILA VIÇOSA
Imposing village was for centuries the dynasty of Bragança. The Ducal Palace (from the XVI century) has its facade covered in local marble and is inspired by the Italian Renaissance architecture. Places to visit: Castle and Paço Ducal, Pantheon of Duchess, Castle, Royal Park, churches, museums (archaeological, religious art, hunting,
Weapons and Treasure).

EvoraÉVORA
University City whose historic centre is part of Unesco heritage.
Inhabited since Roman times (Diana Temple, aqueduct, Almendres cromlech), was conquered in 715dC by the Moors. In 1166 it was reconquered by Giraldo and became in the middle ages one of the most prosperous cities of the Kingdom. The University was founded by the Jesuits in 1551. Annual fair of St. John (Folklore, crafts and music) runs in the last 10 days of June.

MonsarazMONSARAZ
One of the most beautiful fortified villages of Portugal, the Alentejo plain and framed in blue the largest artificial lake in Europe: the Alqueva Lake.
It is a region of ancient human occupation, where in its limits are Paleolithic traces, Romans, Visigoths and Muslims, having been conquered from the Moors in 1167 by the first King of Portugal, d. Afonso Henriques.
It is also known for the quality of its crafts (Pottery of San Pedro de Corval, blankets and carpets).

roundREDONDO
Village dedicated for several centuries to pottery, with influences from Roman times. Visiting Museum of clay and feast of Flowers.

Places to Visit

Discover a region rich in historical, cultural and landscape heritage, with a unique cuisine.

Places To Visit

Discover a region rich in historical, cultural and landscape heritage, with a unique cuisine.

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ITINERARY

Monte do Ramalho is situated in the district of Portalegre, in short kilometers from some of the most important villages and cities in the district of Évora, connected with good routes and little traffic.
This region is very rich in historical, cultural and landscaping patrimony with a unique gastronomy in Portugal.

Here are some proposals of the best attraction points to visit:
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DISTRICT OF PORTALEGRE
AvisAVIS and MARANHÃO LAKE
From the XIII century, this is the village where King D. João I settled. “Castelo das Três Torres” (Three Tower Castle) and São Bento Convent are some of Avis’s main attractions. This village is situated on the margins of the beautiful Maranhão’s lake.

alterdochaoALTER DO CHÃO
Known to the Roman Civilization as Elteri, this village was built in 240 a.C.. In 1232, during the reign of King Sancho II, Bishop D. Vicente proposed to restore and repopulate the village. From this period there are some constructions that show the importance that Alter do Chão had in the region. Nossa Senhora da Alegria Church and “Janela Geminada” are some examples of attractions to see in Alter do Chão.  Alter do Chão is also recognized for the protection of the famous Portuguese horse breed Lusitanos. In Alter it is possible to visit one of the most proclaimed Portuguese stables and experience several horse related activities.

marvao2MARVÃO
This is a medieval fortified village candidate to Humanity Patrimony. The XIII century Castle has one of the most beautiful belvedere’s of Alentejo

vide2 CastleCASTELO DE VIDE
In Castelo de Vide it is possible to visit the oldest synagogue in Portugal. With a strong Jewish presence, this village has a beautiful XIV century castle. It is also possible to visit the Natural Park of Serra de São Mamede.

NizaNIZA
Integrated in “Rota dos Sabores” (Savors’ Route) that promotes traditional gastronomy of Alentejo, Niza is known by its local cheese, blankets and thermal waters.

DISTRICT OF ÉVORA
arraiolosARRAIOLOS
With a Medieval Castel, Arraiolos is famous by its traditional tapestry, submitted to us by the Moor invasions, and then influenced by the Persians and the Portuguese Discoveries. Pay a visit to the House of Arraiolos rugs (Telf. + 351 266 419 526).

estremozESTREMOZ
Estremoz is a typical Alentejo’s city, which its historical center is classified in the list of UNESCO Patrimonies. This city is famous for the production of marble and wine. The 1258 Castle was home for King D. Dinis and Queen Santa Isabel (Saint Elizabeth). Every Saturday morning takes place a traditional market for regional products and antiques in Estremoz.

BanuBorba
Village with medieval castle and important monuments since the 15th century. Today is dedicated to the wine trade, marble and antiques.

vilavicosaVILA VIÇOSA
Imposing village was for centuries the dynasty of Bragança. The Ducal Palace (from the XVI century) has its facade covered in local marble and is inspired by the Italian Renaissance architecture. Places to visit: Castle and Paço Ducal, Pantheon of Duchess, Castle, Royal Park, churches, museums (archaeological, religious art, hunting,
Weapons and Treasure).

EvoraÉVORA
University City whose historic centre is part of Unesco heritage.
Inhabited since Roman times (Diana Temple, aqueduct, Almendres cromlech), was conquered in 715dC by the Moors. In 1166 it was reconquered by Giraldo and became in the middle ages one of the most prosperous cities of the Kingdom. The University was founded by the Jesuits in 1551. Annual fair of St. John (Folklore, crafts and music) runs in the last 10 days of June.

MonsarazMONSARAZ
One of the most beautiful fortified villages of Portugal, the Alentejo plain and framed in blue the largest artificial lake in Europe: the Alqueva Lake.
It is a region of ancient human occupation, where in its limits are Paleolithic traces, Romans, Visigoths and Muslims, having been conquered from the Moors in 1167 by the first King of Portugal, d. Afonso Henriques.
It is also known for the quality of its crafts (Pottery of San Pedro de Corval, blankets and carpets).

roundREDONDO
Village dedicated for several centuries to pottery, with influences from Roman times. Visiting Museum of clay and feast of Flowers.