Vila Viçosa

Vila Viçosa already exists as village since the early days of the Christian Reconquest situated in a Valley, known as Lush. Was in 1270 that Dom Afonso III that gave it the category of village, securing him the name of Vila Viçosa and awarded him the first Charter. The most prestigious monument is the Ducal Palace, former residence of the Dukes of Braganza from the beginnings of the 16th century. Its construction began in 1501 and completed as early as the 18TH century. The main façade is sheathed in marble in the region and is inspired by Italian Renaissance architecture, with three floors, each of them representing one of the classical orders: Doric, ionic and Corinthian. Gastronomy is another dish strong of the municipality. Among other delicacies, especially the traditional cation soup, tomato soup and migas to the Alentejo. To accompany them the always good wine Alentejo.

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