Located north of Alentejo Central, the municipality of Sousel does border on the North with the municipalities of Avis and Border, to the East, with the of Estremoz and on the South with the of Arraiolos. The landscape, essentially flat with some sharp little relief, is marked by cultural systems mounted non-irrigated arable crops and olive groves. Agriculture is the sector with greater expressiveness, employing about half of the population. According to legend, d. Nuno Álvares Pereira, "the Constable", prayed at the Church of Nossa Senhora da Ourada before leaving for the battle of Atoleiros and, pronounced the phrase "Here will win". However, it wasn't d. Nuno Álvares Pereira who awarded the name the Sousel. Centuries earlier, in the Medieval Charter Estremoz, d. Afonso II references the Reguengos de Sousel. In gastronomy, the use of herbs and aromatic plants and give the bread made dishes a typical Alentejo identity. Gazpacho with oregano, cooked with Mint, melon with Cumin and bread with cilantro are some of the specialties of Sousel. The traditional sweets are strongly linked to the festive season. The annual fair of St. Michael, held for more than 200 years, in September, is the most prominent event in the municipality.
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Igreja Matriz de Sousel / Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Graça
This temple has a Renaissance and baroque architecture with a construction between the 16th and 18th century. The plan has three naves, two sacristies, baptistery and a bell tower. The collateral altar on the transept is in golden carving and …
Templo do Azeite
O Templo do Azeite é uma loja museológica instalada num antigo lagar, inativo desde a década de 50. Aqui é possível encontrar alguns produtos típicos da região entre os quais mel, azeite, vinho e enchidos.
Biscoitos Caiados ou Biscoitos Brancos de Sousel
Este doce típico de Sousel é muito associado à emblemática feira anual de São Miguel, sendo normalmente confecionados com uma semana de antecedência. A par deste doce, e uma vez que o pão é um ingrediente indispensável na gastronomia alentejana, …
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Orada
Built in the 15th century, underwent changes later, reporting, currently, with a quadrangular building with two extensions to the chancel and sacristy. Inside the ship entirely covered in tiles from the 18th century.
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