Montemor-o-Novo

Montemor-o-Novo is with an area of 1450 square kilometers one of the largest municipalities in Portugal. Santiago do Escoural ruins indicate a presence in these lands as early as the Neolithic period. The Romans later founded the town of Castrum Malianum and the Moors later expanded the boundaries of the village. The charter was granted by King Dom Sancho I in the year of 1203 and renovated by Dom Manuel I in 1503. The elevation of Montemor-o-Novo to the city status in 1988 was another milestone. In economic terms, the production of meat is one of the most important activities, being it the county that produces more meat in the country. Handicraft and gastronomy are part of the patrimonial and cultural richness of Montemor. The cork pieces, embroideries, basketry, Arraiolos carpets, ceramics and tiling are some of the works that are still created in the region. With regards to gastronomy, the sweet sericaia (typical cake made with cinnamon and lemon), batatas de rebolão (potatoes cooked in a clay recipient), queijadas (sweet cheese pastries) and conventual sweets are a bit everywhere and it is suggested that you accompany them by the traditional pennyroyal and granite liqueurs. The game dishes, veal, lamb, pies and sausages have unique flavors, that make anyone's mouth water.

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L'AND Vineyards Resort
L'AND Vineyards Resort

5 star

The five-star hotel L'and Vineyards Resort is housed in a homestead with 66 hectares and consists of 22 suites, ten of which allow the unique experience of sle…

Palacete da Real Companhia do Cacau
Palacete da Real Companhia do Cacau

Foi em 2010 que Moisés e Sandra, ele de Lisboa, ela do Funchal, decidem adquirir para restauro um palacete quase devoluto no centro de Montemor-o-Novo. Um dia …

Monte do Chora Cascas
Monte do Chora Cascas

Created in 1999, the Monte do Chora Cascas-MCC claims for its genuine charm, feature that has distinguished this space, while fate of refinement in Portugal. A…

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Arraiolos

Arraiolos


Arraiolos is inserted in the middle of the Alentejo plain, in the district of Évora. Its natural beauty and the famous tapestries of Arraiolos attrac…

Vila Viçosa

Vila Viçosa


Vila Viçosa already exists as village since the early days of the Christian Reconquest situated in a Valley, known as Lush. Was in 1270 that Dom Afon…

Reguengos de Monsaraz

Reguengos de Monsaraz


Reguengos de Monsaraz belongs to the District of Évora and is limited, to the Southwest, by imposing the Guadiana river. The past of this municipalit…

Mora

Mora


Mora is a small municipality in the district of Évora consisting of only four parishes. Its name appeared in 1923. Its past is long and dates back to…