The municipality of Gavião belongs to the district of Portalegre, in the North of Alentejo, at the confluence of the Alentejo with Ribatejo and Beira Interior, sharing the Tagus River with these two regions. In terms of heritage, the landscape is the most expressive asset. Being an essentially agricultural municipality, from ancient times to the present, its population maintains many of the rural traits that make up its history and ethnography. The most typical flavors are hunting dishes, "maranhos", "assalhões", lamprey and eels. In the case of handicrafts, paintings on porcelain, ceramics, tiles and embroidery are the most commonly found. Every year, the municipality organizes gastronomic and craft fairs that show visitors the best of the region.
What to do in Gavião
Praia Fluvial do Alamal
River beach with the Tagus River as a backdrop, as well as being located in the magnificent Quinta do Alamal. It has an extensive beach, with calm waters and a calming surrounding landscape.
Passadiços do Alamal
The Alamal Walkways, starting next to Ponte de Belver or Praia Fluvial do Alamal, are located on the banks of the Tagus River, and are located in a valley of rare beauty. They are an integral part of PR1-GAV Arribas do Tejo, a 16 km circular pedestrian route. With low difficulty, these walkways can be walked at any time of …
Castelo de Belver
Circular castle facing the Tagus River, built in 1194 by Sir Afonso Pais and rebuilt in 1390 by Sir Nuno Álvares Pereira. It maintains the walls of the wall, partly battlemented and with traces of turrets. The entrance door was built in the 15th century and has a round arch. Inside the castle is the chapel of São Brás, which …
Praia Fluvial da Ribeira da Venda
Lawn and tree-lined space, with swimming pool, children's playground and other attractions. It has a picnic park.
Barragem de Belver
Dam belonging to the Tagus river basin, whose construction ended in 1952. It is 30 meters high and is used to supply energy.
Cine-Teatro Francisco Ventura
Cultural Space for the organization of different cultural activities. The name of this space intends to honor the local writer, who died in 1994.
Ribeira da Venda
Space of great natural beauty, adapted to be a leisure area. It has a picnic area, children's playground and a children's pool. It is essential to pass by the Roman Bridge, the main attraction.
Museu da Margalha
Museum belonging to Quinta da Margalha and, as this is a private property, visits must be made by appointment. It is a wine production farm.
Capela de São Brás
Religious type architecture, with a marked Renaissance influence. The main highlight is the main altarpiece from the 16th century, which houses 28 reliquaries and the image of Saint Blaise.
Pelourinho do Gavião
It is assumed that the current pillory dates back to the 20th century, more precisely, that it was the work of the Estado Novo. The fragments of the primitive pillory are found in a building in the town. It has …
Museu do Sabão
The Soap Museum was opened in 2013, in Belver, in the municipality of Gavião. Installed in the former Belver primary school, this museum has an advanced, interactive technological system that allows visitors to gain deeper knowledge about the history and …
Ponte sobre a Ribeira da Venda
Bridge of irregular construction with three full-length arches, the central one having the longest span. The facing, the voussoirs of the arches, the cutwaters and the foundations are made of granite ashlar.
Ermida de Nossa Senhora do Pilar
Small temple built at the end of the 17th century, an example of religious architecture with rural characteristics from that time. The fresco decoration in the altar area deserves special attention.
Where to eat in Gavião
Where to sleep in Gavião
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