Borba

The municipality of Borba is part of Évora's district and is part of the so-called Zona dos Mármores (Marbles Area), since the extraction and processing of marble are together the main factor of economic development in the region. The conquest and settlement of Borba happened in 1217. The first charter was granted by D. Dinis in 1302, when it was also nominated as a council. The events that mark the history of Borba date back to 1662 (year in which D. João da Áustria took revenge of the death of three captains, a sergeant and twenty soldiers) and 1665 (when Borba was occupied by infantry and cavalry regiments). The latter event had an end in Montes Claros and marks the defeat of Filipe IV armies, but the same site was later occupied again, now by D. Domingos de Ceo, a Spanish general. Borba has been developing and, today, it is a region known for several factors, ranging from its award-winning wines of long heritage up to its gastronomy. The cheese with bread of Borba, the herbs for giving flavor to the dishes, the olive oil from the vast olive groves, the sausages and sweets are, coupled with the simplicity and friendliness of its people, some of the best welcome cards of the region.

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Casa do Terreiro do Poço
Casa do Terreiro do Poço

Palatial house composed of three main bodies, joined by stairs and balconies, where the rooms and suites have direct access to the garden. Also has an orchard,…

Casa de Borba
Casa de Borba

Dating from the late 18th century, it is a really nice place, perhaps the most beautiful of the region. The rooms are majestic, especially the Archbishop's roo…

Valmonte Hotel Rural
Valmonte Hotel Rural

4 star

This is the first hotel rural de Borba. Imagine a peaceful place, with vegetable gardens and vineyards, of which you can taste the fruit, honey or vines and st…

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