The picturesque town of Nisa is part of the Portalegre district and its landscape is inseparable from the Tagus and Sever rivers and from the São Miguel Mountain. The municipality's main economic activities are commerce and industry, essentially agriculture. Given the existence of different types of clay, the artisanal industry takes on expression through pottery, with unique pieces of red clay. The lace, frills and felt applications are also characteristic of the region. Nisa is famous for its cheese and sausages. Nisa Cheese and Tolosa Mestizo Cheese are the maximum exponents of these protected products. The cuisine is plentiful: "cachola" or "sarapatel" soup, the "parties colored beans", dogfish "alhada", lamb feet, "febrinhas da Matança", "maranhos" or corn porridge.
What to do in Nisa
Castelo de Amieira do Tejo
Castle ordered to be built by Álvaro Gonçalves Pereira in 1350, having undergone several modifications in the following centuries. This castle was part of a vast line of fortresses and watchtowers that protected the much attacked banks of the Tagus River. Its architectural design indicates a function aimed at the protection and refuge of populations. Made of dressed granite, it …
Porta da Vila de Nisa
Medieval door with a round arch, supported by two projecting towers, with several shields. The lock holes can still be seen. One of the towers is attached to the clock tower, and access to any of the towers is via a stone staircase.
Termas de Nisa
Once used freely by the population since the end of the 18th century, the Termas da Fadagosa de Nisa is today a modernly equipped thermal set. The Fadagosa spring is located 11 kilometers from the town of Nisa, and its waters are especially suitable for respiratory tract disorders, skin diseases and dermatological pathologies, physical medicine and rehabilitation, metabolic-endocrine diseases and …
Anta 1 de São Gens
Corridor funerary dolmen made up of five granite supports with a slight inclination that support the hat, a chamber and a door that separates this structure from the corridor, where some stones can still be seen.
Jardim do Rossio
This garden with modern features, spacious, with abundant vegetation, can be a pleasant place to rest. Inside, there is a lake and a bandstand. It has a children's playground.
Cine-Teatro de Nisa
A space that usually hosts not only cinema sessions, but also other cultural and artistic initiatives: theater and concerts are some examples.
Museu do Bordado e do Barro
Space that aims to showcase materials used for the manufacture of linen and in the production of some embroidery and lace. The spaces reproduced include a traditional kitchen and a bedroom. In addition to a backyard, there is an archaeological …
Percurso Pedestre Olhar sobre a Foz (PR3)
Walking route of 5.75 kilometers and expected to last 2 hours. It begins at the Velada Hydroelectric Power Station, built in 1935; it runs alongside Ribeira de Nisa. After passing the point where it crosses the Tagus, the most difficult …
Porta de Montalvão
Arched door broken by a tombstone framed with the cross of Christ and corners. It has three battlements and still has the coving boxes and the lock holes.
Praia Fluvial de Amieira do Tejo
This is another place bathed by the waters of the Tagus that can and should be dived, as well as being another place with unique fauna and flora. The picnic park is a must-see, as it offers a panoramic view …
Ermida de Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres
Temple from the 16th century, rebuilt on the remains of another, possibly from the 14th century. The interior features a ribbed, painted vault, with a Cross of Christ in the center. In place of this Hermitage, there are also two …
Igreja da Misericórdia de Nisa
Religious monument consisting of a nave, chancel, sacristy and an old hospital. The highlight in the interior is the vault, the crossing arch, some decorative stonework details and the bell rings on the main facade. Pay attention to the openings …
Herdade da Maia - Queijos de Nisa
Place where the famous Nisa Cheese is produced, made with sheep's milk, known for being artisanally cured, slightly buttery and acidic, and extremely tasty.
Praia Fluvial do Arneiro
A space of great biodiversity where you can experience the waters of the Tagus while spotting birds such as the goldfinch, the blackbird, the partridge or other larger birds such as the heron, the kite or the stork. It has …
Where to eat in Nisa
Former tasca typical Alentejo which, over the years, whether it was turning in a pasture. Their spe…
Can be an excellent alternative if it tickles your fancy traditional food. Works also as Flintstone…
Ideal restaurant to eat seafood and fish of high quality. Has other options in the letter of equal …
O Café Restaurante As Três Marias situa-se no centro de Nisa. Aqui serve-se comida de qualidade e …
In the heart of the village of Nisa, this space is known and much sought after for snacks, for its …
Medium-sized space, serving specialities from Alentejo with unforgettable quality.
Where to sleep in Nisa
Opened in 2013, mount Philip Hotel & SPA is a modern accommodation that stands out for its harmonious environment with the surrounding landscape. Its decoratio…
Accommodation with careful presentation, pleasant and comfortable rooms, all with private bathroom. A choice that represents an excellent quality\/price ratio.
Located in the historic village of Amieira do Tejo, an ancient Village of the Prior of Crato, with its castle Towering, the Home Ground of the Prior offers a r…
Ponte de Sor
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Located in the south of the Portalegre district, Fronteira human occupation records dates back to prehistoric times. The Roman presence left marks th…