Portalegre

Although born and died in Vila do Conde, José Régio lived in Portalegre. It is not difficult to find in this region references to the writer, as is the Casa Museu José Régio. The housing where the poet lived, while he taught for more than thirty years, is a museum where are its collections, as well as personal objects. Nearby you can enjoy the Serra de São Mamede Natural Park. In addition to his viewpoints, with stunning views, the site invites you to unforgettable hiking. Is this mountain range that is the largest colony of bats in Europe. Other viewpoints locations provide magnificent views as those of Santa Luzia and da Senhora da Penha. In the capital of Alto Alentejo, the tapestries are the best-known crafts, there is even a Museu de Tapeçarias de Portalegre. To learn more about the County there is the interpretive center, inside the Castle, and the Municipal Museum. The cuisine gives the typical Alentejo flavours taste. On the menus of local restaurants is easy to find if the tomato soup, the "migas de pão" and lamb stew. In the city centre, discover the ramparts, manor houses and religious buildings. The "Porta do Alegrete" is one of the main entrances to the old medieval wall and the remains of the former convent of Santa Clara are the best-known monuments, alongside the Castle, the Cathedral and the monastery of São Bernardo. On Praça da República live city turmoil, by welcoming some traditional trade. Ever since the 19th century took the market town and was a major point of trade. To rest, the Jardim da Alameda da Liberdade is a good option. Has small lakes and shaded terraces of high trees, including a giant plane tree, with more than 20 meters high, located in the Rossio.

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Where to sleep in Portalegre

Hotel José Régio
Hotel José Régio

4 star

José Maria dos Reis Pereira, mais conhecido pelo pseudónimo de José Régio, ficaria com certeza satisfeito com a homenagem que a nova unidade hoteleira de Porta…

Rossio Hotel
Rossio Hotel

4 star

Four star Hotel located in the Centre of the city of Portalegre. It has 18 different rooms, including a room adapted for people with reduced mobility. All room…

Near Portalegre

Campo Maior

Campo Maior


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Sousel

Sousel


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Elvas

Elvas


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Crato

Crato


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