Ourique

Ourique benefited from a privileged location over the centuries. Confined to the north with the municipality of Aljustrel and to the south with Silves, it is also connected with the valley of Sado and the serra de Monchique. The battle of Ourique on July 25, 1139, was a remarkable moment in the history of Portugal, and even today it is marked in the municipality. Agriculture and livestock continue to play an important role in the economy of this municipality. Tourism is, however, increasingly relevant. The traces and remains of the ancient castle of Ourique, about two feet tall, are worth an attentive visit, in which you can observe the forte da cidadela. Before leaving the scene, immortalize the moment taking a photo with the statue of Dom Afonso Henriques for a later recall. Don't miss the opportunity to visit the Archaeological Park of Castro da Cola, consisting of several megalithic monuments. The feasts of Santa Maria, in the month of August, are one of the highest points of cultural animation throughout the year. Despite the religious nature, visitors can also attend the musical performances. And if you appreciate good cuisine, in this region you can taste the traditional ensopado de borrego à moda alentejana (Alentejo-style lamb stew), cabrito na púcara (lamb cooked in a traditional clay pot), carne de porco à alentejana (typical meal of pork meat with clams and potatoes), among other regional products such as goat cheese and requeijão (cottage cheese).

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