According to archaeological evidences the municipality of Cuba has been inhabited 3000 years before our era. In fact, whilst exploring the region, you can discover traces of the Paleolithic, of the Roman times, of the middle ages and of the medieval Christian and Islamic epochs. The village was established in 1782 with the charter provided by D. Maria I, but it was only in 1839 that it gained the current composition of four parishes. Given that it is surrounded by plenty of water, Cuba is a mainly rural county, marked by agricultural activities. A visit to the municipality allows the discovery of a remarkable heritage amount, taking into account that it is a relatively small county. In particular churches and hermitages. The Rota do Fresco de Cuba route is the best way to learn a little about the spoils of this religious heritage. For connoisseurs there are activities that focus on the contact with nature, pleasant gardens, walks with documentary support, fine wines, gastronomy, festivals and fairs at different times of the year. Regional sweets make anyone's mouth water. It is recommended to end the visit by passing through the local crafts, which include leather goods, footwear, jewelry and decorative arts.
What to do in Cuba
Ponte Romana sobre a Ribeira de Odivelas
This Roman Bridge has 26 arches interspaced by round holes. Even though the bridge has roman origins, it underwent several reconstructions during the Visigoth and Arabs period. One of which is attributed to the Moorish King Iscar, one the Arabian chiefs defeated by D. Afonso Henriques during Ourique battle. This bidge is Cuba’s ex-libris, hence it is the only National …
Herdade do Rocim
Herdade com 100 hectares, dos quais cerca de 60 são de vinha. Tem uma adega que é possível visitar e ficar a saber como se produz a marca de vinho Olho de Mocho.
Eco Palacete Borralho Relógio
Esta casa privada com cerca de 140 anos de história remonta ao século XIX. Requalificada em 2015, reúne todas as condições para eventos exclusivos e com tradição. Existe ainda a possibilidade de visita guiada sob marcação, onde poderá ver os ricos elementos Arte Nova, reflexo da Belle Époque, como os estuques fingidos, o ferro forjado e os azulejos.
Ponte sobre o Barranco da Formiga
Brick bridge, broken bow, gauge, located north of the medieval Hermitage of Nossa Senhora do Outeiro.
Jardim do Largo da República
A nice, pleasant garden with well taken care of flowerbeds and lawns.
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Visitação
This church has medium proportions and a popular character. It has two asymmetric cylindrical towers, one of which is a bell tower and the other it is crowned by spires. The inside has a tunnel vault marked by arches. The …
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Encarnação
Manueline temple where are the frescoes that decorate the interior, popular character and from different eras (from the 16th to the 18th century). In the vaults of the nave and chancel still retain the shields of Dom Rodrigo de Melo, …
Faro do Alentejo
This village was founded in 1616, at the herdade de s. Luís de Laying (today Based), membership of d. Estêvão de Faro-count of Faro and comendador de s. Salvador de Jones. Belonged to d. Diniz de Faro, was the second …
Comércio Tradicional de Cuba
Several shops that sell not only regional products but also all kinds of products that may be needed by the population and the tourists, in a typical Alentejo street.
Miradouro de Vila Alva
A hillock with views of the wide "ocean" of the Alentejo lands. The Alvito Dam is visible.
Tesouro da Igreja Matriz de São Vicente de Cuba
The artistic patronage of the monastery who belonged to the parish of Cuba, resulted in the offer of liturgical that enriched the environment of the building, whose interior is encased in 1468. The fraternities and sororities also rivalizaram building based …
A place where the olive oil, wine and cereals productions, as well as th commerce and the shepherds activity stand out. Its most outstanding monuments are the roman bridge (National Monument), the roman dam, the hermitage of Saint Sebastião, the …
Barragem do Alvito
A dam on the Odivelas Brook (Sado river basin), located on a plain. It functions as a reservoir of Odivelas. The most abundant fish species are the barbel, the small-mouth bass and the carp.
Miradouro de Vila Ruiva
A natural belvedere with garden benches and views of the Alentejo plains.
Where to eat in Cuba
Imagine uma taberna sem o peso da antiguidade mas com a mesma vida de outros tempos. Junte-lhe um j…
O restaurante Adega Casa de Monte Pedral, com uma localização privilegiada no coração da vila de Cu…
O restaurante Adega da Lua, em Cuba, é um espaço rústico, que nasceu em 2001, de uma antiga adega. …
Portuguese, Seafood restaurant
A modern restaurant with a friendly service, fine shellfish and regional specialities.
A simple restaurant that serves regional dishes, namely the kid "caldeirada" and the wreckfish file…
A simple restaurant that belongs to a boarding house and serves pre-ordered traditional dishes. On …
Where to sleep in Cuba
The Monte do Bushes of men was built in 2011 and has four spacious and comfortable suites, each one of them, a color associated. The lot also has a barbecue fo…
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