The municipality of Vendas Novas-formerly part of the territory of Montemor-o-Novo-only account with two parishes and is just 60 kilometres from Lisbon. The human presence comes from very remote times, as proved by the various archaeological sites exist. In the 18th century was just a hamlet but, in 1728, Dom João V ordered to build a palace to house the Royal retinue for only two nights. Are also reference the Palace and Chapel of the Vidigal (19th century), and a number of chapels and churches dating from the sixteenth century. In 1911, Vendas Novas was recognized as a town and in 1962 became an independent municipality of Montemor-o-Novo.
What to do in Vendas Novas
A Paragem das Rainhas
Classed as city's heritage, built by the end of the 19th century, this restaurant belogs to the Acez "Albergaria" and has author's cuisine with typical regional flavours. The space is surrounded by glass windows and one can thus enjoy the beauty of the gardens and of the artificial waterfalls. Luxury yet discrete.
This building is the current School of artillery, also known as Palace of the passages. Here lived the Royal family and the Court, factor that you can verify by still exist some evidence.
Acez Hotel is situated in the first House the heritage city, opposite the railway station of New Sales. It is a modern unit, decorated with great taste and great attention to detail, set in a late 19th century building restored …
Museu de Artilharia
The EPA museum deals with military history and is largely located in the garden by the school, where one may find the Bocas de Fogo (Fire Mouths) and another area in the military headquarters. The collection dates back to before …
Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Nazaré
This is the oldest building of the municipality, in a transition between the Gothic and Manueline. Modest old church which is often confused with the typical Alentejo dwellings. In the yard of the church you can see a Gothic octagonal …
Palácio do Vidigal
19th century work with ribatejano features, with four wings on two floors and a beautiful courtyard. Along the main houses there is a chapel in honour of Nossa Senhora da Conceição. This is one of the few monarchical symbols of …
Jardim Público Municipal de Vendas Novas
The garden has wide lawns with trees and fruit trees. There is also a trail, a bicycle track and a large playground with sand floor. There is also a terrace and a spring, as well as a kiosk and a …
Where to eat in Vendas Novas
A welcoming restaurant, even if the exterior looks don't show it. It has a country decor and a fine…
Simple and familiar space serving mainly meat dishes of regional cuisine, the migas of asparagus wi…
A restaurant with three rooms and salon (650 seats) for weddings, baptisms, reunions and congresses.
A restaurant that serves typical Alentejo dishes. The main specialities are the chick peas with chi…
Where to sleep in Vendas Novas
Near Vendas Novas
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