Fronteira

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.

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Solar Simas Cardoso
Solar Simas Cardoso

Listed building of interest, dating from the 18th century and Baroque architecture, which stands out among the other local buildings.

Herdade da Ordem
Herdade da Ordem

House of the early 20th century, surrounded by boxwood gardens, situated close to places of great historical and cultural interest.

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