Castelo de Vide

Castelo de Vide is a picturesque village in the district of Portalegre, with an ancient and perennial past, with origins at the top of an elevation of Serra de São Mamede. Castelo de Vide exists since 1180 as a village, but it only became a county in 1276. One of the most striking features of this region's history is the existence of one of the largest Jewish communities, from which relevant traces can be found. The past of Castelo de Vide is also marked by the Restoration war, according to the walls and ramparts surrounding it; many military personnel from other countries settled here throughout the first decade of the 19th century. The oldest built heritage in the village is essentially of Moorish and Christian origin. The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries are represented by several examples of civil and religious architecture. Easter festivities are the most characteristic events, by mixing it with Jewish rites. The gardens, huge cultivated acres, town corners, house style, manors, fountains and the marks of the past are the traits that characterize Castelo de Vide. In gastronomy, the soup of sarapatel (prepared with the "kids" of lamb, cooked blood and guts and served with bread), the cachafrito de cabrito (fried lamb dish), the molhinhos em tomatada (tomato dish) or fígado à moda de Castelo de Vide (liver dish) are listed on most restaurant menus. The confectionery is represented by the bolo de finto (kind of sweet bread made with orange juice, cinnamon and anise), boleima (kind of cake with apple filling), "esquecidos" (kind of lemon cookies), enxovalhada (cake made with lemon and cinnamon) and the bolo da massa (cake made with bread dough, brandy and cinnamon) maske the visitors mouths water. The wine is, naturally, from the Alentejo.

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Quinta das Lavandas
Quinta das Lavandas

A Quinta das Lavandas, em Castelo de Vide, é um agro-turismo que tem as lavandas como mote. Podiam ter plantado maçã de Portalegre, cereja de S. Julião ou cast…

Hotel Castelo de Vide
Hotel Castelo de Vide

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Three star Hotel with 52 rooms and one suite, modernly decorated and with all services.

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