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 prehistory according to some of the megalithic monuments that can still be admired in the municipality. The jurisdiction of Mora belonged until 1176 to Coruche when Afonso Henriques donated the castle of Coruche to the so-called Freires de Évora. In 1212 a new donation was made, now by D. Afonso II, to the Ordem de Avis, that slowly populated the territory to which Mora belonged. All the parishes obtained a charter during the Middle Ages and the Modern Age. Various industries have developed as long as the railways passed through the municipality and kept it connected to the rest of the country. After the closure of the line in 1895 the pace of the industrial activity slowed down. Mora has currently several attractions, both in terms of built heritage as well as what regards its natural and landscape heritage. Agriculture, trade and the services continue to be the primary activities of the population. The handcrafted products are known and abundant in craft fairs: pottery, harvester's shoes, baskets and pastor's boots are some examples. The local cuisine is respected since ancestral times. Black pig meats, the açordas (kind of porridge made with old bread), the migas (dish made with leftover bread) and, among the sweets, the sericaia (cake made with lemon juice and cinnamon), the farófias (poached meringues), the pão-de-rala (almond cake with an egg and pumpkin jam syrup) and conventual sweets are some of the most expressive flavors of the region.
What to do in Mora
Anta de Pavia / Capela de São Dinis
Funerary monument of granite and brick, used as a chapel. In the main altar frontal can be seen 18th century tiles and Baroque. Is one of the largest in the Iberian Peninsula.
Fluviário de Mora
A modern space that aims to recreate the different natural environments and the plants and animals from the Alentejo region, as well as a few international (Amazon basin, Africa's big lakes), among other surprises.
Its excellent cuisine makes this simple restaurant an obligatory place to visit. The effective and kind service are also two pluses. It has a good wine list.
Hotel Solar dos Lilases
Hostels, careful presentation historical, resulting from thorough recovery of an ancient Manor House dating from the 19th century, without forgetting the necessary adjustment to the needs of this kind of spaces. Some of the interior walls are painted with frescoes …
Parque Ecológico do Gameiro
A space located by the Gameiro Reservoir, at Ribeira da Raia. One of the most interesting places in the region due to the diversity of attractions of infrastructures, namely the camping grounds, the gaming fields, the picnic area, the bar, …
Praia Fluvial de Mora
A river beach located in Ribeira da Raia, next to Mora, where onee finds the Mora Fishing Route, since there are so many species of fish. A large space with lush vegetation.
Conjunto de Edifícios da Igreja Matriz de Brotas
This set of buildings, similar to a neighborhood, gave support to pilgrimages of the pilgrims of the brotherhoods of Nossa Senhora das Neves. All the houses have two floors and some have access to staircase railings. You can see a …
Cromeleque do Monte das Fontainhas Velhas
Space where you can see the remains of six 200 granite megaliths dating from the beginning of the fourth and the mid-third millennium BC only three are erected.
Casa Museu Manuel Ribeiro de Pavia
Manuel Ribeiro de Paiva was born in Pavia, in 1910, and worked as a drawer, a watercolour painter and a neo-realist illustrator. His illustrations may be viewed in books of writers such as Alves Redol. His drawings picture mostly the …
Torre das Águias
This fortified rural solar has a square plan, finished with cutted merlons and was constructed under the Kingdom of D. Manuel. The main façade is displayed in three levels, the first is marked by the portico bay and the rest …
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Where to eat in Mora
A space with the kitchen on sight where one can have game dishes or other excellently prepared spec…
Simple restaurant, decorated with a panel of tiles on the wall, flanked by Windows, in addition to …
This restaurant is open on holidays and closed the following days.
Its excellent cuisine makes this simple restaurant an obligatory place to visit. The effective and …
Housed in a typical Alentejo solar completely restored, this space provides a beautiful view over t…
Where to sleep in Mora
Hostels, careful presentation historical, resulting from thorough recovery of an ancient Manor House dating from the 19th century, without forgetting the neces…
Lovely space, 16 kilometres of Mora, with 724 hectares of land and dams, which enable the practice of activities as diverse as hunting, fishing, canoeing, amon…
The House of the village Head was typical of rural Alentejo and was recovered, to make room for this area of rural tourism. Every room has a different decorati…
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