Alentejo Region Guides
Alentejo is known as one of the famous region in Portugal for its scenic especially its amazing whitewashed villages, wide roads, and colourful landscape. The region of Alentejo covered up nearly thirty percents of the mainland. By driving, it would take up to one hour to drive from Lisbon to Alentejo region through the Algarve"s mountains, which faced against Spain all the way during the trip. In spring, the Alentejo will be at the best environment especially when will flowers grow along the ditch and cover up the crop free land. In addition, many storks build their nest on the rooftop of buildings and newborn lambs cradled by shepherds attract many visitors with a bright impression of Portugal.
At the centre of the district, Evora, the walled city, is a strategic place to explore and discover many distant towns. Other than that, Evora is known as the largest city in Alentejo region that is famous through its imposing Gothic cathedral and a roman temple. Not far to the Spanish border, Elvas is the biggest monopoly in Portugal. Main attractions of Elvas include several wonderful azulajo tiles in the Freiras de Sao Domingos church and a Manueline cathedral. The 7 kilometers Amoireira aqueduct is located nearby the town.
The residents of Estremoz managed to maintain the old-fashioned atmospheres especially the upper district of their town where a turret is visible over the castle. The lower area is bordered by fortifications includes the Sao Franciso Gothic church. There are many places of interest in the district of Alentejo such as Mertola, Monsaraz, Montemor-0-Novo and Portalegre. If you could get yourself to hire a car, Alentejo will be a very easy place to roam in.
With a car hire in Alentejo, your options for discovery are limitless.
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