Serpa, a "white village", so named for the color of their houses and monuments, is situated in the interior of the Baixo Alentejo, Beja district. In the Centre stands the castle of Serpa, from the 13th century, in the former Castle houses the Archaeological Museum of Serpa. Know, too, the Church of Santa Maria, Property in the public interest, the walls of Serpa, a national monument, the Palace of the Condes de Ficalho and the Roman Dam of Moorish Wall. Attention to the aqueduct and clueless de Serpa, dating from the 17th century, which constitute the ex-libris of the city! In regional gastronomy include the migas, the grilled black pork, the lamb to the Shepherd, the black pork sausages, the famed Serpa cheese and curd cheesecake. A half dozen miles of Serpa is the Pulo do Lobo: endowed with a unique beauty and grandeur, it is a waterfall with more than 100 feet tall.
Where to eat in Serpa
O restaurante O Alentejano, situado no centro histórico de Serpa, está instalado num edifício do sé…
O restaurante típico Molhó Bico, em Serpa, está instalado numa antiga adega, apresentando uma decor…
O restaurante Cervejaria Lebrinha é um nome incontornável em Serpa, devido à imperial que “nunca mo…
What to do in Serpa
Pulo do Lobo
A Guadiana reviver area, to the north of Mértola, where th river becomes narrower and that is why the locals used to say that one could cross from one bank to the other "num pulo" (in a jump). It is also said that the wolves used that passage a lot. The rapids caused by that compression of the river banks …
Castelo de Serpa
The castle of Serpa is part of the historic centre. The fortification is 230 m above sea level and is an integral part of the walled structure of Serpa, built by d. Dinis.
Igreja de Santa Maria / Igreja Matriz de Serpa
This temple has a Gothic and Mannerist outline, which construction remounts to the 14th century. It stands out the sixteen hundreds glazed tiles on the main chapel destined to be the pantheon for the Melos family. The inside has three …
Igreja Paroquial do Salvador / Igreja de São Salvador
Temple with several architectural touches as Mannerist, Baroque and Rococo. Stands out the lavabo of the sacristy, decorated with shell motifs, cards and volutes of the Rococo period.
Palácio dos Condes de Ficalho
Baroque building with Mannerist solutions. Has an aqueduct built on the ramparts which shows the monumentality of the building.
Ermida de Santa Luzia
Built in the modern age, this small chapel has façade with a Bell and a single lateral nave. The triumphal arch support pillars have bases and capitals Manueline. Enhance the frescoes, in the side chapels of the interior of the …
Barragem Romana do Muro dos Mouros
Large hydraulic works from Roman times, with roughly circular outline, reused in subsequent seasons. Are classified as Property in the public interest.
Igreja e Convento de São Paulo
Are both church and convent, São Paulo de frades, Serra de Ossa. The architecture is varied with tea, Baroque and Rococo.
Muralhas de Serpa
This military fortress already existed during the Roman Period, although there are no records concerning its destruction and reconstruction. The present fortress was built under the orders of D. Dinis and was composed by a powerful Castle and by a …
Convento de Santo António / Convento de São Francisco
Convent that denotes the Manueline, Mannerist and Baroque architectures. Its origin is Gothic, which shows with the Church subscribed to portal alfiz and triumphal arch. Is in the decoration that shows the Baroque, especially in painting the ceiling.
Where to sleep in Serpa
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