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Ranked #1 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Castles
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Ranked #2 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Castles
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Ranked #3 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Historic Sites; Geologic Formations
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EcoTrails (Odemira)
Ranked #4 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Hiking Trails
Owner description: On water and walking trails we explore nature and discover places away from the beaten tracks. Our small groups allow much... more » Owner description: On water and walking trails we explore nature and discover places away from the beaten tracks. Our small groups allow much room for individual planning.Enjoy alentejan nature in a canoe, by bike or on horseback, out for fishing or on a guided walk to the botanical or ornithological spots of southern Portugal. « less
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Ranked #5 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Parks
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Ranked #6 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Ancient Ruins
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Ranked #7 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Religious Sites
Owner description: A sight to give you goose-bumps: the walls of this macabre chapel are lined with the bones of thousands of nuns and monks... more » Owner description: A sight to give you goose-bumps: the walls of this macabre chapel are lined with the bones of thousands of nuns and monks laid out in intricate patterns, with a legend at the door that roughly translated means "Our bones are here, we await yours." « less
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Ranked #8 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
This 12th century Roman-Gothic cathedral is home to valuable christian object: wood that is said to be from Christ's cross.
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Ranked #9 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #10 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Religious Sites
Owner description: When visiting Évora, known as the "Museum City of Portugal," you will find the Roman Temple of Diana, erected in the second... more » Owner description: When visiting Évora, known as the "Museum City of Portugal," you will find the Roman Temple of Diana, erected in the second century. « less
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Ranked #11 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Religious Sites
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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Pulo do Lobo (Mertola)
Ranked #12 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Bodies of Water
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City Center (Castelo de Vide)
Ranked #13 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Ranked #14 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Museums; History Museums
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Ranked #15 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Castles
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Praia do Malhao (Vila Nova de Milfontes)
Ranked #16 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
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Ranked #17 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
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Herdade do Esporao (Reguengos de Monsaraz)
Ranked #18 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
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Ranked #19 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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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Ranked #20 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
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Ranked #21 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Historic Sites
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Paco Ducal (Vila Vicosa)
Ranked #22 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Architectural Buildings
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Ranked #23 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
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Ranked #24 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #25 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Owner description: One hour away from Lisbon, in Lavre, district of EVORA, a Biodiversity Reserve, a project of Environmental Education and a... more » Owner description: One hour away from Lisbon, in Lavre, district of EVORA, a Biodiversity Reserve, a project of Environmental Education and a Leisure Park! In the beautiful ALENTEJO and committed to animal welfare and environment it provides a unique leisure time in close contact with Nature, by foot and tractor. Jumping on the giant trampoline and resting in the shade of a cork tree are proposals for all ages! « less
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Ranked #26 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
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Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #27 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #28 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
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Museu da Tapecaria (Portalegre)
Ranked #29 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Museums
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Ranked #30 of 160 attractions in Alentejo
Category: Mines
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