Palmela Castle

Posted on May 16, 2011 in Photos_en | 0 comments

Situated in a strategic area between the Rivers Sado and Tagus, Palmela Castle was founded by the Moors. The first fortification here was...

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Monsaraz Castle

Posted on May 15, 2011 in Photos_en | 0 comments

The Castle at Monsaraz, a national monument, was built at the end of the 13th century. At its centre is an open space; the watchtower is...

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Pottery-making centre

Posted on May 15, 2011 in Photos_en | 0 comments

São Pedro do Corval is Portugal’s most important pottery-making centre – a village where many livelihoods depend on the activity. At...

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Herdade do Esporão

Posted on May 15, 2011 in Photos_en | 0 comments

Located in Reguengos de Monsaraz, the Herdade do Esporão wine estate has great historical importance in the region. Its origins go back to...

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Cape Espichel

Posted on Apr 15, 2011 in Photos_en | 0 comments

According to the 13th-century legend, a man saw a great light shining over the cape. As he approached it, he saw the Virgin Mary on a...

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Estremoz Castle

Posted on May 15, 2010 in Photos_en | 0 comments

A national monument since early in the 20th century, Estremoz Castle comprises both the fortress and the former Paço Real (royal palace),...

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