Aljustrel

The municipality of Aljustrel, characterized by long plains, is confined to the north by Ferreira do Alentejo and to the south by Ourique and Castro Verde. The soil of this region is rich in minerals, such as copper, arsenic and sulfur, so the mining, together with the agricultural activity, played an important role in its economic development. The assets that result from the mining history, namely the Museu dos Compressores or Mina de Algares, are worth a visit. The rural, environmental and cultural tourism has been growing as a way to diversify and enhance the tourist offer of the region. The Ermida de Santa Maria do Castelo is the most emblematic place of Aljustrel, forever linked to various miracles and legends. On a cultural level, the highlight goes to the Feira do Campo Alentejano (Alentejano Field Fair), in the month of may, where shows, exhibitions and lots of animation are multiplied. The Encontro das Comunidades Mineiras (Mining Communities Meeting), in the second fortnight of July, is an event especially marked for symposiums and exhibitions, which discloses the cultural heritage of the mining activity. In the streets of Ervidel parish, the Vin & Cultura, in November, is a pretext for a large gathering with tasting of new wines in the village cellars, snacks, regional products and crafts.

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Hotel Villa Aljustrel
Hotel Villa Aljustrel

3 star

In the village of Aljustrel, Alentejo, was installed, in 2013, the Hotel Villa Aljustrel, a four storey building architected by Carlos Ganhão. The strokes are …

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