Sousel

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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Páteo do Morgado
Páteo do Morgado

Casa de turismo rural with three floors, the family Rovisco Pais since the 18th century. It was completely remodeled and equipped with all amenities and ready …

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