The village of Alandroal, in the immediate vicinity of Guadiana Valley, owes its name to the existence of alandros or aloendros, this wood being a raw material for the local craftsmen, in that area. It is said that there was never an epidemic in Alandroal, which attracted a lot of people, including the Duke of Bragança, precisely because of the existence of vast forests with these bushes. The village is located at about 340 meters above sea level and received Carta de Foral in 1486 by Dom João II. The former municipalities of Terena and Juromenha were annexed to Alandroal municipality in the 19th century. The village of Villarreal, situated in the municipality of Olivenza (Spain), was a town of the former Juromenha county. The local cuisine includes migas (dish made with leftover bread) with pork, gazpacho, cation soup and lamb stew.
What to do in Alandroal
Castelo de Terena
Located on top of a hill, this castle was the defense line of the Guadiana. Consists of a walled enclosure, with cubelos, keep and two doors, one of which is flanked by towers. The documentary version assigns this work factory to d. João I, who joined the village in the Patronage of the order of Aviz. Was very damaged with …
Fortaleza de Juromenha
Of the primitive castle of Moorish origin and later renovated by Dom Dinis, only vestiges of the fence remain. Built during the Restoration Wars, the bastion works brought down the defensive lines to the vicinity of the Guadiana River, a natural border line. Of the existing buildings, the old Chamber and the Senate House, in ruins, stand out.
Castelo de Alandroal
With an important medieval castle donjon. This fortification worth mentioning the door flanked by towers and a horseshoe arch, marble in the region. In the tower and chain on the door Cool there are remains of Moorish architecture and Gothic commemorative tombstones of the work. Situated on a site overlooking the town, this may be seen a beautiful landscape of …
Menir de Pedra Alçada
Este menir tem dez metros de altura e seis metros de diâmetro, composto por dois blocos sobrepostos.
Anta de Santa Luzia
Megalithic grave in some monumentality, although showing traces of destruction in the burial chamber. Is inserted in the Herdade de Santa Luzia.
Capela da Boa-Nova / Santuário de Nossa Senhora da Assunção da Boa Nova
Founded by vote of Dona Maria, wife of Alfonso XI of Castile, this Chapel-fortress of Greek cross vaulted fully. At the top of the main façade stands the Bell Tower with a bronze Bell. The building is crowned, all around, …
Ermida de São Pedro
16TH century church built by the people of Alandroal. After being hit by the earthquake of 1755, it was repaired just a few decades later. In the interior, highlighted by the existence of a high choir.
Fonte de Alandroal / Fonte Monumental da Praça
Baroque fountain of rectangular plant with frontispiece of pilasters crowned by fogaréus. It is located in a central point of the village, on Praça da República. Has an 18th-century coat of arms flanked by two sculptures. The source has six …
Igreja da Misericórdia de Alandroal
Baroque church of josefina. Note-If the gilded altarpiece of the main Chapel and the Baroque-style tile panels-Rococo, representing the last supper and the washing of the feet, by Policarpo de Oliveira Bernardes. Suffered a deep remodelling in the reign of …
Igreja da Misericórdia de Terena
Church of Manueline, Baroque and Rococo architecture, with a single nave, a chancel with access to the sacristy, a chorus and a pulpit. Inside, especially Mannerist painting panels.
Igreja Matriz do Alandroal / Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Church of Manueline, Baroque and neoclassical architecture consisting of a nave and a chancel with access to the sacristy and the choir. Is inside the Castle, located near the donjon.
Barragem de Lucefécit
A dam located on the Lucefecit Brook, on the Guadiana river basin. It i surrounded by eucaliptus trees. Some sports and leisure activities are permitted.
Sepulturas Medievais do Alandroal
Necropolis with a set of seven graves dug into the rock, located near the village of Rosario.
Miradouro de São Lázaro
A space with lovely panoramic views of the river and of its green banks.
Where to eat in Alandroal
This rustic restaurant has three rooms and serves regional dishes. A special note to the lamb "enso…
A rustic restaurant located in an old barn of a close by manor. It aims to recreate a pateo of the …
Localizado na Praia Fluvial Azenhas D'el Rei, nas margens do Alqueva, este beach club funciona com…
This restaurant has magnificent views and a wide menu of specialities of the Alentejo region. A spe…
Restaurant belonging to the rural tourism unit with the same name, located in the historic town of …
Where to sleep in Alandroal
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Integrated in the historical centre of Terena, 30 metres from the Castle, you will find this historic house with a great location and views of the landscape of…
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