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!

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