Moura is located on the left bank of the Guadiana river, being its county partially bounded by Spain. This location was even, during the time it was integrated in Bética Ocidental, under the political influence of Seville, having played an important role in the foreign policy of Portugal. Its occupation, however, comes from earlier times, like it is proofed by the archaeological remains found throughout the municipality, with special highlight to the dolmens and burial places of Sobral da Adiça and to the megalithic set of Santo Aleixo, particularly in Herdade da Negrita, which currently works as an agritourism unit. From the pre-Roman period, the Iron Age, emerged the Azougada and Alamo camps. The gastronomy of the region is very rich and it is recommended to try the caldo de bacalhau (cod broth), ensopado de borrego (lamb stew), migas (dish made with leftover bread), sausages, and for dessert, the bolo podre (cake made with walnuts and Port wine), the nogado (fried sweets wrapped in a honey syrup) and borrachos (kind of donuts made with brandy and white wine). On the crafts are included the handmade footwear, the basketry, the "buinho" chairs and miniatures, the wrought iron, the tinsmiths, the pottery, the weaving, the leather and schist works and the wine.
What to do in Moura
Conjunto Urbano da Mouraria de Moura
A set of moorish homogeneous white houses with cylinder shaped chimneys. It is composed of four large streets and a square with archaeologic vestiges, where the Arab Museum is located.
Castelo de Moura
Situated on an elevation of limestone, this castle has a watchtower dating from the time of Dinis, which stands out for its volume. It was already after the reconquest from the Moors that Dinis had completely remodel the Castle, which had housed the Moors for 400 years. Later, Dom João I sent to expand the fortress, but the war of …
Albufeira do Alqueva
Largest artificial lake in Europe, from the Alqueva dam, situated on the river Guadiana. The albufeira reaches the maximum quota, the 250 km2, betting on infrastructure in support of the tourist. Here you can practice several sports and recreational activities.
Jardim Doutor Santiago
A green garden with an imposing entrance. It has luxurious trees, a spring and wood benches. There is also a playground. For those who love the Alentejo landscapes, there are views of the white houses and the Alentejo plains.
Atalaia da Cabeça Magra
Also known just for Atalaia thin, this is a round Watchtower semiarruinada, associated with the defense system centered on the Moorish Castle and in visual connection with the watchtowers of Porto Mourão, da Coutada and Alvarinho.
Convento do Carmo
The convento do Carmo was the first of the Carmelite Order to be founded in Portugal, in 1251, by the Knights of the order of Malta. However, the original work nothing remains, having been again built in the 16th century. …
Igreja de São João Baptista / Igreja Matriz de Moura
This is a Manueline temple built on the end of the 15th century in which we can stand out the doorways, the sixteen hundreds glazed tiles and the stonework. The most remarkable feature on this church is an altar placed …
Igreja Paroquial de Santo Aleixo da Restauração
The first temple was constructed in 1626. In 1644 it served as a refuge for the population during the Spanish offensive and in that period it was destroyed. It was rebuilt in 1683 and it is again damaged during the …
Herdade Vale do Manantio
In the heart of Alentejo, on the banks of the Alqueva Dam, the Valley of the Manantio provides days full of adventures and new experiences, in a unique setting. Recently refurbished, combines the charm of the region with the luxury …
Where to eat in Moura
A restaurant that serves Portuguese dishes, mostly of the Alentejo region.
Rustically furnished restaurant to feature dishes from Alentejo cuisine.
No Retiro do Ernesto, a preservação da culinária tradicional do Alentejo é a palavra de ordem. É ai…
House press by fish dishes, cooked to the Alentejo cuisine fashion.
Single-spaced, with good service.
A large space, with a fine service, that features traditional dishes of the Alentejo region. It org…
Where to sleep in Moura
Tem à disposição 7 quartos duplos com casa de banho e vista para o campo, jardim e piscina. Oferece ainda sala de pequenos-almoços interior e exterior, sala co…
Typical alentejana House with five bedrooms, dining room, living room with fireplace and kitchen. Horta's old house converted into Rural tourism unit deserved …
Homestead typical Alentejo, with 3500 hectares of land, whose decor can reconcile the modern and the traditional, resulting in a very welcoming environment. Th…
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