PLACES TO EXPLORE
IN THE ALENTEJO
The Place at Evoramonte is at the very top of our wonderful hill, inside the stone city walls, right next to our famous castle. There is no other place like this for miles around…but there’s plenty of places to visit for miles around.
Evoramonte is conveniently located right in the middle of everything that the Alentejo has to offer. You can easily get to the best of the region, from Evora to the South and Estremoz to the North – and everything in between.
There are nine castles you could visit, dozens of wine producers, a cork factory, the pottery village, the carpet weaving village as well as cycling, hiking and birdwatching. Many of these attractions can be reached on a bicycle so if you want a more energetic stay; we can arrange this. Of course, you might simply choose to do nothing at all and unwind. Perfect. Within Evoramonte alone we have:
- Visit the Castle
- See over 60 unique street stones hand-painted onto the cobbles
- Watch the legendary Sunsets from the Café terrace
- Visit the craft shop with a great range of local products and see Sensa making the traditional ‘Bonecos of Estremoz’
- Walk the historic walls with 360 degree views
- Watch out for the Griffon vultures
- Relax on the terrace with a light meal – or with a glass of wine
Take a look at the map below to see all that is accessible from The Place at Evoramonte – or scroll down through some of the highlights.
Click on a name (or number) on the map below – it will show you the name and a contact number.
Click again on the name and you will be taken to a page with more information about the place and a short video from the people you will find there.
TOWN OF EVORA
A Cathedral, a Roman Temple, a Chapel of bones! A busy town square. Dozens of restaurants. Festivals. Views in all directions. There is so much to this UNESCO World Heritage Town.
Travel in easily from The Place at Evoramonte. See the sites. Enjoy the action. Then return for peaceful sundowners and recharge for everything tomorrow has to offer.
TOWN OF MONSARAZ
Just a few kilometres from the Spanish border, this is a great place to go for a lunch or dinner with a view. And also a fine way to while away an afternoon looking at a selection of crafts from the area.
There are no cars in the town, so you can walk freely among the cobbled streets, visiting the shops that sell everything from carpets, to pottery and textiles and local foods.
TOWN OF ESTREMOZ
A town that is best visited on a Saturday morning because of the wonderful market that is held there. You can spend a few hours picking through the bric-a-brac, or focus on the food section. This is what makes life in Alentejo so wonderful – the range of fresh foods that will make you wish for simpler times before supermarkets and “food-miles”. Fresh vegetables, cured hams, cheeses, breads, cakes and even live chickens and rabbits if that’s what you are after. Make a point of sampling the local donut-like delicacies sold from a van half way up the street.
The town also boasts a good few restaurants, supermarkets, chemists, banks and all the other things you may need. All served with wonderful coffee available at a range of different coffee shops.
And if you feel like a walk, wander through the cobbled streets until you get to the top of the hill. Your reward will be a fantastic view over the valleys towards Evoramonte, some really unique spots for a bite to eat, and the satisfaction of knowing that the way home is all downhill.
There is no better way to spend a Saturday.