Portugal - Estremadura & Ribatejo (Chapter)
This is the Estremadura & Ribatejo chapter from Lonely Planet’s Portugal guidebook.
Estremadura and Ribatejo constitute Portugal’s heartland. These fertile lands have formed the backdrop for every major chapter in Portuguese history, from the building of fortified settlements in the 12th century to the release of Salazar’s political prisoners in 1974.
- explore the region’s three World Heritage sites: the monasteries at Batalha, Alcobaça, and Tomar
- watch the pros in action at Supertubos, the gnarliest surfing spot in Peniche
- survey the Rio Tejo from the crenellated heights of 12th-century Castelo de Almourol
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Estremadura, Ericeira, Peniche, Reserva Natural da Berlenga, Óbidos, Foz do Arelho, São Martinho do Porto, Nazaré, Alcobaça, Batalha, Leiria, Pinhal de Leiria, Fátima, Porto de Mós, Parque Natural das Serras de Aire e Candeeiros, Ribatejo, Santarém, Constância & Castelo de Almourol and Tomar.
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