The municipality of Almodôvar is located in the Baixo Alentejo, Beja district, between the Serra do Caldeirão and the Alentejo lowland. The Igreja Matriz de Almodôvar (mother church), the convent of Nossa Senhora da Conceição, the Ermida de Santo António, the Manueline Window-Praça da República, the Biblioteca-Museu Municipal Severo Portela (Severo Portela Municipal Library-Museum) and thePalheiros de Veio are some of the famous monuments within the municipality. The main wealth of Almodôvar are the cork, medronho (arbutus brandy), goat cheese and honey. The wool and patchwork blankets, the rope, leather and cork works, the handmade shoes and the basketry are some examples of the typical craftsmanship. In September/October the "autumn in Almodôvar"- Music Week (dedicated to classical and traditional music) and the "Heritage Days" (disclosure of the built heritage through guided visits to the monuments) take place.
What to do in Almodôvar
Igreja Matriz de Santo Ildefonso de Almodôvar
Temple which features Mannerist, Baroque and neoclassical architecture. The lateral altarpieces and collaterals, portal and belfry Baroque characteristics and the altarpiece of the high altar is neoclassical.
Convento de Nossa Senhora da Conceição / Convento e Capela de São Francisco
Convent built in the seventeenth century, on the site where once existed a chapel dedicated to Nossa Senhora da Conceição. It is composed of the conventual building, the cloister and a small temple of Mannerist and popular features. Inside the …
Museu Severo Portela
A museum and a small library located in a centennary building, recovered in 1982 and 1983. It exhibits paintings, drawings, sculptures, books, diploms and medals by Severo Portela.
Palheiros de Veio
The Palheiros de Veio are primitive structures with a circular shape and culm rooftops.
Museu Arqueológico e Etnográfico Manuel Vicente Guerreiro
A museum that exhibits objects related to the local tradition and culture. It has guided tours.
Where to eat in Almodôvar
O restaurante O Moinho, no centro de Almodôvar, junto ao mercado municipal, é um espaço familiar e …
Restaurant where the speciality is game dishes.
A classic space, with a good, friendly service and a menu of Italian specialities.
O restaurante Tasquinha O Medronho, localizado em Almodôvar, é um espaço rústico, onde a madeira, a…
Regional, Seafood restaurant
A restaurant that serves national dishes, with a decor related to the sea discoveries and to the po…
A typical restaurant whose specialities are the prawns "à chefe" and the cow's emansé strogonoff.
Where to sleep in Almodôvar
Rural tourism accommodation, in purely landscape of Alentejo. It is a lot unconventional, with original décor which does not forget the elements typically Alen…
Located in the Centre of the village of Almodôvar, this cosy family hotel offers 18 friendly rooms.
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