Évora and the Alentejo

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  • 1. Castelo de Serpa


    Serpa's 11th-century aqueduct forms an integral part of the walls of the 13th-century castle, from which there's a stunning view of town. The...Read More

  • 2. Convento de Nossa Senhora da Conceição


    Facing a broad plaza in the oldest part of town, the Convent of Our Lady of the Conception was founded in 1459 by the parents of King Manuel...Read More

  • 3. Mosteiro de Sao Bernardo


    Founded in 1518, the Monastery of Saint Bernard is a beautiful Renaissance property that includes a tiled church, cloisters with a central garden...Read More

  • 4. Museu Municipal de Mértola


    Mértola has a handful of fine museums all within walking distance of one another on the town's hilltop, which together make a wonderful afternoon...Read More

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    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this breathtaking cathedral was constructed in 1186 from huge granite blocks. It has been enhanced over the centuries...Read More

  • 6. Sinagoga

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    A Jewish community is believed to have existed in Castelo de Vide since the 12th century, and reached its peak in the 15th century, bolstered...Read More

  • 7. Aqueduto

    Notable Building

    This impressive structure from the 11th century used to ferry water to Serpa from wells in the countryside. In the 17th century, a wheel pump...Read More

  • 8. Biblioteca Municipal

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This former convent houses the municipal library, the town archives, and an art gallery with interesting temporary exhibitions about the city...Read More

  • 9. Capela de Rainha Santa Isabel

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Across the street from the Castelo de Estremoz, Queen Isabel's personal chapel is a striking, richly decorated enclave lined with azulejo tiles....Read More

  • 10. Castelo


    You can venture into the tower in Castelo de Vide's castle and inside the well-preserved keep to the large Gothic hall, which has a picture...Read More

  • 11. Castelo de Elvas


    At this castle's battlements you'll have a sweeping view of Elvas and its fortifications. There's been a fortress here since Roman times, though...Read More

  • 12. Castelo de Marvão


    You can climb the tower of Marvão's castle and trace the course of the massive Vauban-style stone walls (characterized by concentric lines of...Read More

  • 13. Castelo de Mértola


    Built in 1292, this castle contains carved stone from the Roman, Moorish, and Christian periods. The courtyard has a very deep cistern in the...Read More

  • 14. Castelo de Vila Viçosa


    In the heart of Vila Viçosa, surrounded by lush gardens, is this medieval-era castle. For a while it was the home of the Bragança family before...Read More

  • 15. Forte de Santa Luzia

    Military Sight

    This impressive military fortress on a hill about 1½ km (1 mile) outside Elvas's city walls houses an interesting military museum with an array...Read More

  • 16. Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Assunção

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    The 16th-century Church of Our Lady of the Assumption at the head of the town square, the Praça da República, has an impressive triple-nave...Read More

  • 17. Igreja Matriz

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Rising from the slopes above the river are the 12 white towers of Mértola's 12th-century house of worship, built on the ruins of a Roman structure...Read More

  • 18. Igreja Matriz de Montemor-o-Novo

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    This church has a splendid Manueline doorway, 17th-century altar pieces, and an 18th-century organ crafted in Italy. Near the front of the church...Read More

  • 19. Museu Arqueológico


    This little gem of a museum located inside the castle walls has light-filled rooms displaying artifacts from Serpa dating from the Paleolithic...Read More

  • 20. Museu Do Fresco


    This small museum, next to the parish church, displays religious artifacts, well-preserved frescoes, and the original town charter, signed by...Read More

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