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.
What to do in Montemor-o-Novo
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. About 45 minutes from Lisbon, the mount appears in the landscape as a natural amphitheatre. In the silence and tranquility of Alentejo, the privileged view on the slope of the castle of Montemor-o-Novo appeals to …
Castelo de Montemor-o-Novo
The wall, built during the reign of King Dinis, remains the main haul championed by eleven turrets. The Alcazaba, currently in ruins, existing already in the reign of King Sancho I, features rectangular plant and is protected by two towers. …
Anta da Herdade dos Tourais
Anta formed by polygonal Chamber intact, 7 Struts, with coverage. Is classified as a national monument and located on a small hill in particular estate (Pine Hill) the six miles from Montemor-o-Novo.
Convento de São João de Deus | Biblioteca Municipal de Montemor-o-Novo
Built on the remains of the primitive residence of Patron Saint (St. John of God), whose foundations date back to 1607, was abolished in 1834 and underwent several changes that I've been defaced the original aspect.
L'AND Vineyards Resort
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 sleeping under the stars ", by opening the roof of the room, in …
A restaurant that has two rooms, one of which with a rustic decor and another that is a covered terrace. Quite attended at lunch, with a wide menu.
A restaurant with a typical decor of the Alentejo region that serves quite well prepared Alentejo dishes.Excellent wine list with wines from every region.
Menires da Pedra Longa
These are two menhirs, one in the shape of an almond and the other has a parallelepiped, both of them laying on the floor. They are classified as a Valuable Municipal Property.
Gruta do Escoural
A cave that was once a residence and a graveyard to a community, with vestiges that start at the medium paleolithic. There are cave paintings of the superior paleolithic and of the final neolithic. It is configured like a gallery/room, …
Parque Urbano de Montemor-o-Novo
The largest city in town with three fountains, one of which cybernetic. It has flowerbeds and stone pathways. There is an amphitheatre, a playground and three skate ramps, one of which is a half-pipe.
Hotel da Ameira
Hotel da Ameira 60 offers country-style rooms in the middle of Alentejo landscape, inviting to re-encounter with nature and moments of relaxation. You can take advantage of the pools of the Chapel and also the multiúsos field. Hotel da Ameira …
Núcleo Museológico do Convento de São Domingos | Antigo Convento de São Domingos
Great 1550 convent, closed in 1834 with the extinction of the religious orders. The Church is lined with 17th-century tiles, rare in Europe. Consisting of 8 side chapels, one of them is buried Jerónimo da Cunha. In this space there …
Núcleo de Arqueologia de Montemor-o-Novo
An archaeological museum with a collection that ranges from the Paleolithic to the Middle Age and pottery, religious art, ethnography and bull fighting rooms.
L'AND Vineyards Restaurante
Integrated into L'and Vineyards Resort, L'and Restaurant has a kitchen to take into attention. Michael Laffan is the young chef in front of this project, which may become a reference in Alentejo. The heritage of flavors of the region is …
Antas Grandes do Paço
In each of the banks of a small river, are these two dolmens similar in dimensions, whether in structure, with large rooms and corridors are monumental. The structure is intact, preserving the coverage and the unimpeded corridor built into the …
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 restaurant that has two rooms, one of which with a rustic decor and another that is a covered ter…
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…
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…
Being one of the oldest counties of Alentejo, its past is filled with spoils miscellaneous, despite there being many concrete data about the history …
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…
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…