Observatório Oficial Dark Sky Alqueva

The Official Dark Sky Observatory is located in Cumeada, in Reguengos de Monsaraz, in a former primary school. The space was reconverted and adapted to function as the Official Observatory of Dark Sky Alqueva. It has a permanent astrophotography exhibition by astrophotographer Miguel Claro and a mini-museum, where you can touch a real meteorite, see the original autograph of the last astronaut to go to the moon and other curiosities.


Rua da Nossa Senhora da Conceição, 44
7200-071,Reguengos de Monsaraz


  • Easy external parking
  • Guided tours, Shop

    opening hours

  • tuesday: 14:30-21:00
  • wednesday: 14:30-21:00
  • thursday: 14:30-21:00
  • friday: 14:30-21:00
  • saturday: 14:30-21:00

Cultural Centers near Observatório Oficial Dark Sky Alqueva

Auditório Municipal de Reguengos de Monsaraz

This space features theatre performances and cinema sessions, according to the season's cultural agenda.

Coreto de São Pedro do Corval

A bandstand located in the heart of a wide garden, with benches and nice shades.

Galeria de Arte da Igreja de Santiago

After having been recovered by the Town Hall of Reguengos de Monsaraz in the late 1980s, it became a cultural space: debates, conferences and exhibitions.

Museu do Azeite Sem-Fim

Located in the Sem Fim restaurant. It is a museum because it once was an olive oil cellar.

Praça de Touros de Monsaraz

A peculiar, rather old, bullfighting arena, located in a privileged area.

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