Belonging to the district of Portalegre, the municipality of Crato is located in Alto Alentejo and is characterized for being picturesque and full of history. The over seventy dolmens, the bridges and Roman villas, the Castle, the proven presence of the order of Malta and of D. Álvaro Gonçalves Pereira, the noble houses, the pompous Baroque-era copies and other attractions make this site into a good choice for paying a visit. The rurality is a characteristic of the municipality. Agriculture is the main economic engine of the region, but the cork extraction and tourism are of evident importance alongside the activities related to crafts and gastronomy, such as the Feira de Artesanato e Gastronomia do Crato (Handicraft and Gastronomy Fair of Crato), which takes place in the last week of August and that comprises a number of attractions. The pottery, in addition to being a source of income for some people, is the activity that promotes Crato. Regional dolls, wooden works (sacred art, chairs and owls), cork items and stonework (fireplaces, sculptures and masonry) continue to inspire artisans and to symbolize the region. The ground is fertile in flavors that enrich the local gastronomy. The migas de batata (dish made with leftover bread and potatoes), o borrego (lamb), a alhada de cação (boiled dogfish with garlic and vinegar) and the sopa de sarapatel (kind of soup made with lamb offal and blood, and served with bread and oranges) are great examples. The confectionery is represented by the regional sweets, such as the "teculameca" (kind of cake made with eggs and almonds), the Bolo da Sogra and the Barrigas de Freira (sweet porridge made with bread crumbs and almonds). The perfect combination of these delicacies is done with the wines of Portalegre region.
What to do in Crato
Castelo do Crato (vestígios) / Castelo da Azinheira
Fortim bastions of four tips with walls of medieval type and a redan. Are visible the ruins of medieval fortification in the central zone, insulated walls or structures that they adossaram for the lifting of artillery platforms. As examples of modern fortification ruins are four redentes of rugged faces guarita, barracks and with remnants of chimneys and niches. The door …
The siege of the parish, the small town of Crato, was built on the ruins of an important town, mayb Carthaginese, and had its charter in 1232. The area features several archaeological monuments. Oif the old castle (Public Interest Construction) only th donjon and the walls remain. The traditional activities include the manufacturing of wood objects, masonry and cork objects. …
Restaurante da Pousada Mosteiro Crato
A luxury "pousada" that serves well prepared traditional dishes of the Alentejo region. Excellent wine list with regional wines.
Casa do Largo
Situated in the historic village of Crato, the Casa do Largo is a recovered to turismo de habitação, with seven doubles, decorated differently, in a style that combines traditional architecture and contemporary elements.
Pousada Mosteiro do Crato
Imposing medieval monastery that belonged to Religious-Military Order Malta, to provide a calm, sophisticated and relaxing stay, where you can breathe the medieval mysticism. The historic space, combined with modern and luxurious décor, create a unique atmosphere. It offers 24 …
Jardim Municipal do Crato
Very nice garden with gazebo in the Center, lighting, garden benches, grassy areas and others with macadam. In a corner of the garden you will find a wealth of low tables and respective flocks, in stone.
Miradouro do Crato
Viewpoint that allows the visitor to fill the view with the green of the landscape, where, somewhere in the Middle, see typical houses, yellow pintalgadas, which form this picturesque sight.
Antigo Convento de Santo António
Franciscan convent founded in 1603 by Leonardo de Campos and obeys the typology of this kind of convents. For this reason and by interior that contains is bestowed a great heritage value. Inside the pattern tiles from the 17th century, …
Capela de Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso
Small chapel which is part of a building. There is no door to the outside since it was built to be the chapel of the jail. The façade has a large window with granite jambs and central column, Dick right …
Fontes Medievais de Flor da Rosa / Fonte Branca
Medieval source that belongs to the Convento da Flor da Rosa, with quadrangular tank, with stairs and granite frame. Given the time you have, its conservation status is good.
Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Conceição
Temple built in the 13th century, was completely rebuilt in the 15th century and remodeled in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The façade, flanked by a Bell Tower, consists of a portico with a pediment surmounted by the cross of …
Igreja de Flor da Rosa / Convento de Flor da Rosa
Founded in 1356, the building has high walls, crenellated, in granite equipped. The original preserves some towers with ogival Windows and doors, cracks in pointed arch, imposed and columns, topped. The Church is of a single nave, with the bow …
Varanda do Palácio do Grão-Prior do Crato
This balcony which construction is placed in the XVI century, it is all is left from Grão Prior do Castro Palace. It is made out by a terrace supported by three perfect curves arches with columns and two thick pillars …
Barros - Flor da Rosa
É, talvez, a loja mais representativa do artesanato da região e funciona também como Posto de Turismo. Aqui podem encontrar-se Cristos em madeira, os bonecos regionais, bordados, queijos, mel, trabalhos em talha e restauro, cerâmica, entre outras relíquias.
Museu Municipal do Crato
Museum housed in a House of the Baroque era, properly adapted and restored, in order to make known to the general public the history of this municipality from the beginnings until the mid-twentieth century.
Torre do Sino
Loja pertencente a Cláudia Saramago Tavares, onde poderá encontrar ou encomendar peças de cerâmica, cuja inspiração é a Flor da Rosa, concebidas pela própria com grande mestria.
Where to eat in Crato
A luxury "pousada" that serves well prepared traditional dishes of the Alentejo region. Excellent w…
Large and pleasant restaurant, which can be split into two rooms by a mobile wall. Emphasis on the …
The Recanto restaurant is a familiar space in the small village of Flor da Rosa, next to Crato. The…
Simple restaurant, offering dishes of Portuguese cuisine and regional authorities, which are part t…
Where to sleep in Crato
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