Reguengos de Monsaraz

Reguengos de Monsaraz belongs to the District of Évora and is limited, to the Southwest, by imposing the Guadiana river. The past of this municipality dates back to prehistoric times, as evidenced by the remarkable amount of archaeological monuments. Any reference to Reguengos has noted the village of Monsaraz, which was the county seat until 1838 and is the oldest Portuguese settlements south of the Tagus. Monsaraz was conquered from the Moors, but only d. Sancho II was able to win in final; in the 13th century, already enjoyed some legal privileges, and obtained the first letter of foral by d. Afonso III. It was during the 19th century the seat passed to Reguengos, since access to Monsaraz were difficult and their absolutist ideals had been defeated in the Liberal wars. The passage of Reguengos de Monsaraz town is another important milestone in the history of the County. The environmental qualities of the region inviting visitors to practice outdoor activities. In addition to the remarkable historical heritage, Reguengos will be forever associated with enhanced quality wines, to the strong flavors of gastronomy and handicrafts.

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Casa do Enoturismo da Herdade do Esporão

Reguengos de Monsaraz

This Homestead, whose roots date back to the Roman Empire, produced some of the best national wines and oils of recognized quality. This is a place with many attractions: wine cellars, caves, vineyards, wine tourism, heritage and a dam. The ...

Centro Histórico da Vila de Monsaraz

Reguengos de Monsaraz

The citadel features trapezoidal plant and is flanked by four square towers. About medieval was surrounded in the seventeenth century, fortifications, involving the whole village and the suburb of St. Bartholomew, with the shutters of Alcoba, hole and Evora, finishing at the door of the village.

Ermida de Santa Catarina de Monsaraz

Reguengos de Monsaraz

Duocentista temple with architectural and symbolic traces of the order of the temple. This National Monument, situated outside the walls of Monsaraz, may have served as a defensive stronghold for pilgrims and travellers who crossed this area.

Ermida de São João Baptista

Reguengos de Monsaraz

This is the oldest monument in the parish. Small chapel, 16th-century building, located in the bastion of s. João, although healed already existed in the 14th century. The highlight goes to the murals of 1622, revealing 20 representations of late ...

Estalagem de Monsaraz

Reguengos de Monsaraz

Situated next to the Castle and with more than 500 years, this home has been remodeled, keeping, however, the original. Tasteful décor and fantastic views over the plains of Alentejo. In this zone can opt for hiking, biking, off-road, on ...

Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Lagoa

Reguengos de Monsaraz

Chiesa Madre (mother church) of the village of Monsaraz, 1500s, has replaced the previous Gothic Temple since it was contaminated by the plague. The bear marble carved Tomb by Gomes Martins Silvestre, to portray a funeral procession with 17 people ...

Igreja Matriz de Reguengos de Monsaraz

Reguengos de Monsaraz

Its construction started on October 27, 1887. The Bell Tower is in the middle of the facade. Inside you can see 3 naves and 3 chapels in the area of the headboard. The transept is projecting. The giant flying buttresses ...

Menir da Abelhoa / Menir da Bulhoa

Reguengos de Monsaraz

This Megalithic granite menhir was identified and raised up in 1970. It is estimated that it has approximately 4 metres high and 1 of diameter. It was fallen, fractured and presenting signals of degradation, besides having lost its base which ...

Menir do Outeiro

Reguengos de Monsaraz

Also known as “Penedo Comprido” this menhir possesses a high granite stake with a phallic configuration. IT has 550 cm high, weights about 8 tonnes and on the vertex it has sculpted the urinary meatus. It was discovered in 1969 ...

Monsaraz

Reguengos de Monsaraz

Located on the top of a hill, the village of Monsaraz was once a pre-historic "castro" (a celtic village). There are several megalithic monuments nearby, such as the menhir of Outeiro, the menhir of Beloa and the cromelech of Xerez. A special not to the Convent of Orada (18th century), the Hermitage of Saint Catarina, the Square of Saint Bartolomeu, ...

Monte Alerta

Reguengos de Monsaraz

Situated at the foot of Monsaraz, a must-see for those who appreciate the history, nature, tranquility and refined decorations. Mount warning is composed of eight rooms, lounges with fireplace, pool, garden and a wellness centre. The service is quality.

Paços da Audiência de Monsaraz

Reguengos de Monsaraz

This Monument has an indescribable architectonic value. It emerged as a response to the administrative and economic development in Monsaraz town during the second quarter of the 14th century. It is known as the Good and Bad Judge fresco. It ...

Porta de Alcoba

Reguengos de Monsaraz

It is one of the four doors that allows to access to the inside of the Castle of Monsaraz defensive walls. Each door is made out of granite, red clay mortar and burnt lime. The landscaped effect it creates is ...

Porta do Buraco ou da Cisterna

Reguengos de Monsaraz

It is one of the four doors that allows to access to the inside of the Castle of Monsaraz defensive walls which reflects the armed forces fears that used to exist by that time. Each door is made out of ...

Rocha dos Namorados

Reguengos de Monsaraz

This granite monument, shaped like a mushroom, has more than 2 meters high. Has a peculiar morphology, resembling a mushroom, with the narrower base than the top with the top height. Its symbolism became an attraction, given that it was ...

Sortilégio Bar

Reguengos de Monsaraz

A rather youthful bar that uses strong colours in its decor. On the weekends it is also a disco. You can also choose to play a game in its free console.

Vila Planície

Reguengos de Monsaraz

Cozy space situated in one of the most privileged of the Alentejo Plains. The environment provides a reunion with peace and tranquility, where the "calm alentejana" reigns. The gastronomy and wine culture typical of the inner zone of the Alentejo, ...