Estremoz is one of the oldest Portuguese towns and its wines are produced in the region of denominação de origem controlada (Protected Designation of Origin). In addition to several classified monuments, the region also has palaces, farms, waterwheels and lots of high-value agricultural hills. This village of the Alentejo was once occupied by the Romans and subsequently by the Arabs, who remained for several centuries and left an important legacy. It was only and definitely taken by the Portuguese in the 13th century. It is internationally known for its white marble quarries. The exploitation of Estremoz marble has a very ancient origin, as proved by the Roman Temple of Évora, containing marble sourced from Estremoz. It is also present in the main altar of Évora Cathedral. The pieces worked in clay, the cork items and clothing made in leather are the most significant examples of the local crafts. The lamb stew, soup of cation, jennet roasted in the oven and the migas (dish made with leftover bread) are the typical dishes that you should try!
What to do in Estremoz
Castelo de Évoramonte
Castle situated on a rugged Hill on the western edge of the Sierra de Ossa. The original fortification remain the fence and gates of the reign of King Dinis. Inside the walls the highlight goes to the Paço de Hommage, which forms, with a large donjon regular quadrilateral. The paço project takes inspiration from the Italian Renaissance palaces.
Castelo de Estremoz
Castle of pentagonal plant about reinforced by buttresses torreados. The walled enclosure of the ancient Citadel stands around the Tower of homage, in white marble with 27 meters high. Beyond the fence, the medieval town presents a vast expanse of fortifications at the time of the war of the restoration, with embattled towers and two gates of round arch. Near …
Miradouro do Castelo de Évora Monte
Located at an altitude of 474 metres, the Castle of Évora Monte has great views of the Alentejo plains. From the north side one may view the São Mamede Mountain. From the south, one views the houses in Évora and …
Edifício do Águia D'Ouro
Eclectic building, eccentric, as can be seen through the use of several colors, geometric shapes and materials, a fact which shows the late Art Nouveau style of this construction. Currently serves up Cafe and restaurant and is the region's best-known …
Antiga Igreja e Convento das Maltesas
Building composed of Church, cloister and convent area. This former manor was a nunnery and Maltese hospital da misericórdia. Currently works as a church and is one of the poles of the University of Évora.
Capela de Nossa Senhora dos Mártires
14TH-century Gothic temple with flying buttresses and porch. Presents composite plant by horizontal articulation of apse with body of ship, entirely built on thin cut marble Ashlar, with ship covered with gable roof supported by flying buttresses of Cyma pending …
Castelo de Veiros
The medieval fortification subsists, in primitive dimensions, flanked by round turrets and several medieval gates. During the war of the restoration in 1662, the Marquis of Caracena destroyed the donjon.
Convento dos Congregados de São Filipe Néri
Construction of 18th-century principles, worked as Palace of d. Constantino de Bragança, Viceroy of India and later as a convent. To highlight the work of masonry and tiles illustrating scenes from the life of St. Philip of Neri, and beauty …
Igreja de Santa Maria
This is a fifteen hundreds temple, placed next to the Castle. It is considered one of the most important religious works on the Renaissance final phase in the Alentejo area. Its filling includes the tombstones with the most remarkable Portuguese …
Igreja do Convento de São Francisco
It has a longed rectangular plan with the transept drawing the Latin cross. From the behead it only remains the polygonal apse chapel on the south band. The frontage it is divided into two stakes and it is topped by …
Paço Real de Dom Dinis
Situated on the outskirts of the castle of Estremoz, old Dinisiano Palace is reduced to a small galilé of ribbed Dome, with a series of Lancet arches of twinned columns.
Porta dos Currais
Is one of the doors that give access to the city, built in white marble. At the top you can see a niche with a Saint, flanked by two towers.
A hill whose peak is at an altitude of 653 metres, located between Estremoz and Redondo. It has a wide variety of plants and animals, namely the insect eating plant "orvalho-do-sol". In spite of the fact that many eucaliptus trees …
Vila Medieval de Évora Monte
The name of this village is the result of its location, a lot with 500 meters of altitude. This top was built the Castle. The sights that this place provides are magnificent.
Where to eat in Estremoz
Unique space in Estremoz, combines the aspects of traditional cuisine restaurant and grocery store,…
O Restaurante da Herdade das Servas, localizado em Estremoz, apresenta uma cozinha de inspiração re…
Located in the building of the old county jail. More than 500 years old, the place was recovered an…
Single-spaced, with nice atmosphere. Suggests regional dishes, but also of Italian cuisine, especia…
Space geared towards an alternative knitting regional dishes, whose specialty is the lamb stew to A…
Where to sleep in Estremoz
Arte, natureza, paisagem e património conjugam-se nesta herdade situada em Estremoz que é hoje um hotel de charme. De Paris, Victor Borges e Franck Laigneau tr…
Rural tourism located in Alentejo, where strong colors of Alentejo. At night, the music and the candles scattered around the garden and lounge create a special…
Situated in the castle of Estremoz, warrant lift for Dom Diniz for his wife, Queen Santa Isabel, this space presents peculiar décor, consisting of museum piece…
Reguengos de Monsaraz
Reguengos de Monsaraz belongs to the District of Évora and is limited, to the Southwest, by imposing the Guadiana river. The past of this municipalit…
Mora is a small municipality in the district of Évora consisting of only four parishes. Its name appeared in 1923. Its past is long and dates back to…
The municipality of Vendas Novas-formerly part of the territory of Montemor-o-Novo-only account with two parishes and is just 60 kilometres from Lisb…
Mourão is one of the 14 municipalities of Évora's district and is located on the left bank of the Guadiana river. Composed of three parishes, it is b…