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.
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…
What to do in Vendas Novas
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Where to sleep in Vendas Novas
Simple residential, consisting of 14 rooms. It serves meals nor breakfast.
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 gre…
Simple Guest House, family atmosphere and comfortable rooms. Highlighted by its central location.
Near Vendas Novas
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Reguengos de Monsaraz
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