Alvito and Vila Nova da Baronia are the two parishes that make up the Alvito municipality, one of the smallest in Baixo Alentejo. Of a markedly rural nature, its landscape is also characterized by the passage of the Odivelas stream. Agriculture is, therefore, the main activity of the region. Culturally, it is also enriched by the typical Alentejo songs, which are still easily heard, thanks to the various existing choral groups. The pursuit of handicrafts and gastronomy reinforce Alvito's identity. Embroidery and leather work are still done by local people. Sausages, made in the municipality, homemade bread, garlic bread soup, "migas" with pork or lamb are on the menus of local restaurants.
What to do in Alvito
Located on high ground, close to the river and the Odivelas dam, the village of Alvito is one of the most beautiful and oldest in Alentejo. Remains from the Neolithic period have been found and several Roman artefacts were found. Suevi, Visigoths and Muslims also passed through these parts. The architectural heritage is extremely rich. The castle (dating from 1481), …
Vila Nova da Baronia
The town is very old and there are remains dating back to Roman times, such as the Roman bridge located less than 300 meters from the town. It had its first charter granted by the provincial of the order of Santa Trindade on August 18, 1280. There is no doubt that the settlement of the territory of this parish goes …
Castelo de Alvito
It is a fortified manor house from the 15th century, rare in Portugal. The dependencies are organized around a central courtyard, with characteristics of military and residential architecture. The keep and some wall sections stand out. At the base, there is a cushioned ashlar from the Roman period. Above the portal of the castle-citadel are the coat of arms of …
Biblioteca Municipal de Vila Nova da Baronia
It is located in the old town hall, a very important building in the municipality's heritage.
Ponte do Azinhal
Rampant deck bridge over three round arches. Medieval reconstruction Roman bridge. It is pedestrian only given the characteristics of the narrow deck and inclined ramps. The stream of Vila Nova da Baronia passes below.
Pelourinho de Alvito
Conical pine pillory with half spheres' decoration. Despite the Manueline style, the shaft has more characteristics and a classic appearance.
Coreto da Praça da República
Beautiful bandstand that serves as a stage for celebrations in the municipality.
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Assunção / Igreja Matriz de Alvito
Church built at the end of the 15th century, it underwent several expansion works in the following centuries. This temple brings together several styles, from Gothic to Baroque, including Manueline, Renaissance and Mannerism. On the south side is the bell …
Ermida de Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Simple church, founded in 1655 by Dr. Sebastião Lopes Toscano. Temple with a single rectangular nave. The highlight is the tile composition from the 16th century. The altar has the image of Our Lady of Conception, in wood from the …
Igreja da Misericórdia e Capela Nossa Senhora das Candeias
Building formed by four longitudinal rectangular spaces attached, the Misericórdia church, with annexes, the sacristy and the Brotherhood Room, the chapel of Nossa Senhora das Candeias and the Casa do Despacho.
Convento e Igreja de Santo António
This building was built by Manuel Lopes, first judge of the Confraria de Santo António, and by D. João Lobo, eighth baron of Alvito. Inside it is possible to observe the 17th century tile ceiling, highlighting the flowers and birds. …
Galeria de Arte do Alvito
Art gallery with various themes on display. The space also has an antique shop.
Biblioteca Municipal Luís de Camões
The Library is divided into a multipurpose room where reading meetings, conferences, among other activities are held, an audiovisual sector, an adult area with the possibility of local consultation and home loan, and a children's area with several entertainment spaces.
Where to eat in Alvito
A friendly restaurant with a familiar service and well prepared regional Alentejo dishes. The wine …
Typical space serving food alentejana quality moderate prices.
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Where to sleep in Alvito
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