Montemor-o-Novo is one of the largest municipalities in Portugal, with an area of 1450 square kilometers. In economic terms, meat production is one of the most important activities, being the municipality in the country that produces most of the meat. Crafts and gastronomy are part of Montemor's heritage and cultural wealth. Cork work, embroidery, basketry, Arraiolos rugs, ceramics and tiles are some of the works still created in the region. As far as gastronomy is concerned, "sericaia" sweets, "rebolão's" potatos, "queijadas" and convent sweets are everywhere, and it is suggested that they go with the traditional liqueurs (Licor de Granito and Licor de Poejo). The hunting dishes, veal, lamb, pies and sausages have unique flavors.
What to do in Montemor-o-Novo
Place of respect for the environment and animal life. Theme park where you can simultaneously play and learn. In Monte Selvagem there are around 300 animals distributed across 70 different species that, in a typical Alentejo forest of cork oaks and holm oaks, found a refuge.
Convento de Nossa Senhora da Saudação
It is the monument of greater artistic value. The origin of the building dates back to 1500, having been the target of transformations and additions until the 19th century. The cloister is from King João III time. Was cloistered monastery, the religious order of Saint Dominic and later childhood shelter.
Castelo de Montemor-o-Novo
Of the wall, built during the reign of King Dinis, the main section remains, defended by eleven turrets. The fortress, currently in ruins, already existing during the reign of D. Sancho I, has a rectangular plan and is protected by two towers. The Santarém and Sol gates are in good condition; The Angel Gate has some weaknesses and the location …
Menires da Pedra Longa
Two menhirs with a mezzanine shape and one with a parallelepiped shape, with an angular shape, all fallen.
Anta Grande da Comenda da Igreja
Dolmen with a polygonal chamber and corridor that preserves the surrounding mound and the fractured covering slab. It has large dimensions and is very well-preserved.
Parque Urbano de Montemor-o-Novo
It is the largest garden in the city with three fountains, one of which is cybernetic. It has grassy beds and stone paths. Here you will find an amphitheater, a children's playground, 3 skateboard/BMX ramps, one of which is a …
Núcleo Museológico do Convento de São Domingos / Antigo Convento de São Domingos
Great Convent from 1550, closed in 1834 with the extinction of religious orders. The church is covered in 17th century tiles, which are rare in Europe. Consisting of 8 side chapels, in one of them Jerónimo da Cunha is buried. …
Núcleo de Arqueologia de Montemor-o-Novo
The Montemor-o-Novo Archeology Center has collections from the Paleolithic to the Middle Ages and rooms for Pottery, Sacred Art, Ethnography and Bullfighting.
Antas Grandes do Paço
On each bank of a small river, there are two similar dolmens, both in size and structure, with large chambers and monumental corridors. The structure is intact, preserving the roof and the clear corridor embedded in the burial mound's body.
Museu de Etnologia de Montemor-o-Novo
Installed in the Convent of São Domingos, a male Dominican convent from the 16th-17th century, it currently belongs to the group of friends from Montemor-o-Novo. It presents 6000 pieces distributed across 10 rooms that surround the cloisters, where the art …
Barragem do Ciborro
In the middle of the dam there is an island where seagulls nest, it has a bird observatory.
Gruta do Escoural
Cave that served as the community's residence and burial site, with traces of occupation since the Middle Paleolithic. It features cave paintings and engravings from the Upper Paleolithic and late Neolithic. It has a gallery/room type configuration, consisting of 30 …
Anta da Herdade dos Tourais
Dolmen consisting of an intact polygonal chamber, with 7 pillars, with roof. It is located on a small hill on a private estate (Monte do Pinheiro) six kilometers from Montemor-o-Novo.
Convento de São João de Deus / Biblioteca Municipal de Montemor-o-Novo
Built on the remains of the original residence of the patron saint (São João de Deus), whose foundations date back to 1607, it was extinguished in 1834 and underwent several changes that disfigured its original appearance.
Where to eat in Montemor-o-Novo
Integrated into L'and Vineyards Resort, L'and Restaurant has a kitchen to take into attention. Mich…
A restaurant with a typical decor of the Alentejo region that serves quite well prepared Alentejo d…
A different space full of charm and glamour where guests can taste a wide menu of snacks. Has theme…
A small restaurant with a good looking, modern decor. There are painted plates on the walls. A good…
A restaurant with a wide room that serves regional dishes.
A rustic space with two small rooms, filled with typical objects, where one can savour the speciali…
A restaurant decorated by rustic objects, a fireplace and a hovel above the counter, that serves re…
A simple restaurant with a rustic fireplace, that serves regional dishes. It has a party room for 2…
Where to sleep in Montemor-o-Novo
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…
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 …
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…
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…
The municipality of Vendas Novas-formerly part of the territory of Montemor-o-Novo-only account with two parishes and is just 60 kilometres from Lisb…
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…
Located on the left bank of the Guadiana, Mourão's main economic activities are agriculture, livestock, small commerce and tourism. The construction …