Portugal - The Alentejo (PDF Chapter)
This is the Alentejo chapter from Lonely Planet’s Portugal guidebook.
You’ll be bewitched – Portugal’s largest region, covering a third of the country, truly captivates. Think dry, golden plains, rolling hillsides and lime-green vines. A rugged coastline, traditional whitewashed villages, marble towns and majestic medieval cities. Plus a proud if melancholic people,who valiantly cling to their local crafts.
- sample the history, culture and cuisine of historically rich Évora, a Unesco World Heritage–listed city
- explore gorgeous beaches in Vila Nova de Milfontes by day before feasting on seafood in moonlit plazas by night
- gaze out over the countryside from one of the Alentejo’s most enchanting hilltop fortress villages, Marvão
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Alto Alentejo, Évora, Around Évora, Reguengos de Monsaraz, Monsaraz, Estremoz, Vila Viçosa, Elvas, Portalegre, Castelo de Vide, Marvão, Baixo Alentejo, Beja, Mértola, Castro Verde, Serpa, Moura, Coastal Alentejo, Vila Nova de Milfontes, Zambujeira do Mar, Porto Côvo, Comporta.
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