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Ranked #1 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #2 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Castles; Cultural
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Ranked #3 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Castles; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #4 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Owner description: The city of Evora is world heritage not only for its monuments. Their culture, their streets, whitewashed houses, the... more » Owner description: The city of Evora is world heritage not only for its monuments. Their culture, their streets, whitewashed houses, the latticed balconies, their uneven sidewalks, its Gothic doors and windows, narrow and irregular streets of the Jewish quarter, its whiteness contrasting with the blue sky, its people , traditions and cuisine, among others make Evora is one of the best preserved world heritage cities. Stroll through its elegant medieval arcades and the unpretentious streets breathe history in Romans, Arabs and medieval manor and detail framed by the picturesque. Get regional crafts, indulge in the cuisine of the area and be sure to enjoy their famous wines. With a good hotel infrastructure, with many good restaurants, with warm people and beautiful monuments, Evora awaits your visit. « less
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Ranked #5 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
  • Gorgeous! 12/09/2014
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Comporta Beach (Grandola)
Ranked #6 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #7 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Historic Sites; Geologic Formations; Cultural
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Cabo Espichel (Sesimbra)
Ranked #8 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
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Ranked #9 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #10 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
Owner description: The walls and pillars of the chapel, built in the century. XVII, are lined with thousands of human bones and skulls. Ceilings... more » Owner description: The walls and pillars of the chapel, built in the century. XVII, are lined with thousands of human bones and skulls. Ceilings with murals realtivas death. Written on a plaque next to the door, the phrase "We bones that are here for your hope", reminds us how fleeting passage through life « less
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Ranked #11 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
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Ranked #12 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: The Duke of Cadaval Palace Church, called Saint John the Evangelist, is considerd to be one of the most beautifull private... more » Owner description: The Duke of Cadaval Palace Church, called Saint John the Evangelist, is considerd to be one of the most beautifull private churches in Portugal. The Saint John the Evangelist Church was founded in 1485. You enter by a Gothic porch of the fifteenth century along with a tombstone-shaped canopy, with the inscription of its foundation and with the coat of arms of its founder, D. Rodrigo de Melo, 1st Earl of Olivenza. The nave has Gothic ribs and is covered with abeautiful and excepcional collection of tiles, by the painter Antonio de Oliveira, dated 1711 and signed by the author. On the floor of the church can see the tombs of the Dukes of Cadaval and their ancestors. At the center of the church you can admire two of the many curiosities of this church, a crypt with the bones of the monks of the convent of Lóios and an Arabic cistern - the church was built on the ruins of an Arab castle, destroyed during the riots in favor of the Master Avis in 1384. The wall of nave has a tribune of the seventeenth century, beautiful example of architecture of this century, built by the 1st Duke of Cadaval, Dom Nuno Alvares Pereira de Melo.The spectacular main altar is in the Mannerist style, transition from the Renaissance to the Baroque. The images represent St. John the Evangelist. The walls are covered with polychrome tiles of the seventeenth century. The Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament has a golden altar of the eighteenth century with a renaissance of the sixteenth century tomb, belonging to Don Francisco de Melo, adviser to John III. The construction of this tomb is attributed to the French architect Nicholas Chanterene. On the other wall of this chapel is the tomb of Manuel de Melo, Governor of Tanger. « less
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Ranked #13 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: ; History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The collections of the Museum of Evora consist of about 20 thousand pieces, which highlight the collections of Painting,... more » Owner description: The collections of the Museum of Evora consist of about 20 thousand pieces, which highlight the collections of Painting, Sculpture and Archaeology. Besides the aesthetic value and historical importance of many works, the only condition is the panorama of museums in Portugal, the fact that its core come from an eighteenth-century collection of great diversity and inclusiveness, organized by Frei Manuel of the Upper Room, Archbishop of Evora. It is in the organization of the collections system, in order to articulate all fields of knowledge, which expresses the thinking Library-Museum and its educational function in the second half of the eighteenth century in Portugal. This initial condition and this universalistic core also part of the collections of Numismatic unfortunately looted during the French invasions, the collections of drawings and prints, and the core of Naturalia, where they meet several specimens of Natural Sciences. The extinction of the religious orders contributed significantly to extend the estate, benefiting from the collections of Painting and Sculpture, and Decorative Arts with the constitution of several nuclei important as jewelery, ceramics, furniture and textiles. Conducting numerous archaeological excavations during the twentieth century, especially on the Prehistory and Roman times, has enriched the Museum's collection, deepening the relationship with the history of the city and the region. « less
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Troia Beach (Troia)
Ranked #14 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Beaches
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #15 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Ancient Ruins; Cultural
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Ranked #16 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
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Ranked #17 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Castles; Cultural
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Ranked #18 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
Owner description: The temple, built in the first half of the first century AD. C., which as we can see today, it is completely surrounded by a... more » Owner description: The temple, built in the first half of the first century AD. C., which as we can see today, it is completely surrounded by a portico more evident than was the forum of the Roman city, large square that stretched at its greatest extent, in the north-south direction and trace, in following archaeological work done in that area, we know that occupied all the space goes, roughly, the southern boundary of the garden to the Cathedral and the Palace of the Inquisition until Cadaval Palace. Rectangular in plan, with 25x15m, hexastilo (with six columns on its front) and periptero (with free speaker to involve the entire perimeter of the cell), was built in the Corinthian style with use of local materials, marble column bases and in capitals and granite structure of the podium, the pediments and entablature. A wrap it north, east and west in a tank signinum opus (lime mortar, sand and crushed pottery) created a water mirror certainly connected with the cult. « less
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Ranked #19 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Roman-Gothic 12th century cathedral. Guard a valuable treasure. Spectacular visit the cloisters of the cathedral and... more » Owner description: Roman-Gothic 12th century cathedral. Guard a valuable treasure. Spectacular visit the cloisters of the cathedral and coverage, with magnificent views of the historic center. Is part of the monumental complex as a Unesco World Heritage « less
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Ranked #20 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Castles; Cultural
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Paco Ducal (Vila Vicosa)
Ranked #21 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Landmarks
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City Center (Castelo de Vide)
Ranked #22 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Pulo do Lobo (Mertola)
Ranked #23 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #24 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #25 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
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Praia do Malhao (Vila Nova de Milfontes)
Ranked #26 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
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Ranked #27 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
  • castle 11/13/2013
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #28 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
  • A huge maze 11/19/2014
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Herdade do Esporao (Reguengos de Monsaraz)
Ranked #29 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
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Ranked #30 of 686 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
This picturesque central square is adorned with medieval arches and is an ideal place to relax and do some people-watching.
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