Benavente is a small, country town in the heart of rural Ribatejo and of the Lezíria, which is Portuguese for the rich and fertile landscape stretching away from the banks of the Tagus River. The central location of Benavente is a great starting point for exploring the surrounding area, including the beautiful Reserva Natural do Estuário do Tejo. Benavente itself dates back to the 12th century, when Portuguese colonists settled on the southern bank of the Tagus.
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