Situated in the southern part of Portalegre district, Fronteira registers a human occupation dating back to prehistoric times. The Roman presence left marks that are still clearly visible today, such as the bridge of Ribeira Grande and the military routes. Of rural character, agriculture stands out as the main sector of activity. However, the thermal spa became an important touristic sector to the municipality's economy. The Termas da Sulfúrea (sulphur thermal spa), located in the parish of Cabeço de Vide, are highly sought after due to its medicinal waters, in particular for the treatment of skin, respiratory tract, rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. The local gastronomic specialties, in particular the sopa de cachola (soup made with the pork inwards and blood), açorda alentejana (typical soup made with old bread, poached eggs and fresh coriander), migas (dish made with leftover bread), sarrabulho (kind of mash made with the pork inwards and blood), ensopado de borrego (lamb stew) and bolo de folha are served in almost every local restaurant. The embroidery and silk, wood, cork and horn objects are among the region's crafts. Many festivities take place throughout the county in the months of July and August.
What to do in Fronteira
Modern unit with 50 rooms, a bridal suite and a presidential suite. The verdant scenery predominates in the landscape. Pretty close, we find the castle of Cabeço de Vide, the baths with their medicinal waters and river beach of border. …
Monte dos Aroeirais
Located a kilometre from the border, this rustic House Alentejo is framed in an estate of 200 hectares of olive groves. Offers six air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms. This space be releasing outdoor swimming pool and offers breakfast buffet.
Percurso Pedestre da Rota Megalítica (PR1)
The route is circular and passes by megalithic sites. Has about 18 km and the level of difficulty is medium\/high. The walk begins and ends at the border.
Jardim das Termas de Sulfúrea
A garden with wide green areas, a picnic area and swings. There are mineral water fountains there.
Praia Fluvial da Ponte
About 200 m Beach, situated next to the old bridge over the Ribeira Grande. Allows the practice of several sports activities, such as canoeing.
Igreja Matriz de Fronteira / Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Atalaia
The church was constructed by orders of D. Sebastião in 1571. This temple has its façade divided in three parts and in the central body a galilé opens up. The lateral bodies are composed by imposing bell towers. The inside …
Where to sleep in Fronteira
Listed building of interest, dating from the 18th century and Baroque architecture, which stands out among the other local buildings.
House of the early 20th century, surrounded by boxwood gardens, situated close to places of great historical and cultural interest.
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