Ponte de Sor

With an area that exceeds the 800 square kilometers, Ponte de Sor, elevated the town July 8, 1985, is the largest municipality of the District of Portalegre. It is thought that the origin of Ponte Sor had viais and commercial reasons because it was integrated into the 3rd military via connecting Lisbon to Mérida. Thus, the toponym of the village is due to the construction of a Roman bridge over the river Sor that, along with the resevoir of Montargil, constitute the major water resources, essential for agriculture in the municipality. Currently with great commercial and industrial activity, is a reference to the world cork industry. Pails and stools are some of the products designed in the region due to the abundance of this raw material. The automobile branch, aeronautical and the processing of agricultural products also have expressiveness in the local economy. The local cuisine has as main dishes fish soup, bean soup with "jaquinzinhos" fried, grilled bass, hare with white beans, lamb stew, "açorda alentejana", "gaspacho" and "sarrabulho". In pastry stand out the almond and gila cakes, the "bolo da bacia", "bolo de mel" and the "bolo cigano".

What to do in Ponte de Sor

Where to eat in Ponte de Sor

Where to sleep in Ponte de Sor

NAU Lago Montargil & Villas
NAU Lago Montargil & Villas

5 star

Located in the middle of Alentejo landscape, this is a modern hotel with a fantastic location on the dam of Montargil. A charming retreat with the most modern …

Monte da Várzea d'Água de Salteiros
Monte da Várzea d'Água de Salteiros

House inserted on a farm, with calm, composed of only 4 houses. Features of animals and various activities to enjoy the spaces of this farm.

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