The municipality of Gavião belongs to the district of Portalegre, in the North Alentejo, at the confluence of the Alentejo with Ribatejo and Beira Interior, and shares the Tejo river with these two provinces. It is composed of five parishes. Archaeological remains found attest to the presence of the Romans in ancient times. The story of Gavião has always been peaceful given the remoteness of the major villages and, the few episodes it lived, were always in later periods of time. The charter delivered by D. Manuel I was obtained in 1519. In terms of heritage, it is the landscape that is most expressive. Being a mainly agricultural county from the earliest to the present times, its population maintains many of the rural traits that makes up its history and ethnography. For the memory of Gavião to last, we must also remember the role of gastronomy and handicrafts. The most typical flavors are the game dishes, maranhos, assalhões, lamprey and the eels. In the case of handicrafts, paintings on porcelain, ceramic, tile and embroidery are the easiest to find. Each year the municipality organizes gastronomic and handicraft fairs that show visitors the best this region has to offer.
Where to eat in Gavião
What to do in Gavião
Ermida de Nossa Senhora do Pilar
Small temple built in the late 17TH century, example of religious architecture of rural features of that era. Deserves fresh decoration reference in the area of the altar.
Parque de Merendas Doutor Jorge Bastos
Park located in Ribeira da Venda, very nice, with lots of green space for hiking. Has other attractions such as a swimming pool, picnic area and playground.
Castelo de Belver
Circular Castle facing the Tagus River, built in 1194 by Dom Afonso Parents and rebuilt in 1390 for Dom Nuno Álvares Pereira. Keeps the cloths of the wall, in part ameados and with traces of turrets. The gateway was built …
Praia Fluvial do Alamal
River beach that has as its backdrop the Tagus River, in addition to being entered in the magnificent Quinta do Alamal. Has an extensive sandy beach, of course, with calm waters and a surrounding landscape quiet yet.
Ribeira da Venda
A space of great natural beauty, adapted to be a leisure area. It has a picnic area, a playground and a children's swimming pool. Crossing the Roman Bridge, the main attraction is obligatory.
Where to sleep in Gavião
Located in the middle of the Alentejo, this farm offers four fully equipped rooms, saltwater pool and SPA. Take hiking or cycling, accompanied by the idyllic l…
Center thought for the younger, spacious and located in an area with excellent panoramic views. Nearby you will find a pleasant river beach on the banks of the…
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