Distrito de Beja Travel Guide

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Beja

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46,211,10

Mértola

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28,158,0

Vila Nova de Milfontes

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6,23,0

Cuba

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5,16,0

Serpa

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2,33,6

Moura

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9,12,0

Almodôvar

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2,10,0

Zambujeira do Mar

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1,14,0

Odemira

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2,8,0

Pisões

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0,26,0

Cavaleiro

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4,50,0

Alvito

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5,16,10

Aljustrel

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0,3,0

Beja

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  • Roman Arch

    Beja Things to Do

    Attached to the Castle there's a Roman arch. I had to read to know that it was not part of the castle, and only some respect for history allowed its preservation out of its original context.

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  • Clube De Campo Hotel

    Beja Hotels

    Herdade da Figueirinha - Aptd 404, Albernoa, Beja, Alentejo, 7801-905, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Santiago Maior Church

    Beja Things to Do

    The church of Santiago Maior, adjacent to the castle, became Beja's cathedral in the first half of the 20th century. Despite the recovering works that took place and modified it, it still keeps elements in baroque, mannerist and eclectic styles.

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Mértola

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  • Pleasant rest

    Mértola Things to Do

    Alentejo is, at our scale, a large province that stands in the way to Algarve. Most people coming from the north cross it without stopping, anxious to relax by the sea. That is not a wise solution. You may, as we say, "join the useful to the pleasant", and make a "technical stop" at Mertola. The town is small but wonderful. Depending on your time,...

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  • The Castle

    Mértola Things to Do

    Coming from the 9th century, this Muslim castle was conquered by the Portuguese in 1238. The successive enlargements and reinforcements gave it a different look. Abandoned in the 18th century and ruined, it was partially recovered in the 20th century and today is part of the historic ensemble, also exposing some roman, visigothic and muslim carved...

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  • Pulo do Lobo

    Mértola Off The Beaten Path

    A natural accident, south of Alqueva dam, was almost unknown until the day when the prime-minister (actual President), to evade a question from a journalist, said that he had been out with the family visiting Pulo do Lobo. After some kilometers in a dirty road (either from Mertola or from Serpa) it provides two kinds of show - a vigorous waterfall...

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Vila Nova de Milfontes

  • Wild Coast

    Vila Nova de Milfontes Things to Do

    Either north or south of Vila Nova de Milfontes, the coast is wild, with dramatic landscapes, and nice secluded beaches. The sea is cold and generally rough, but travelling along the coast is a wonderful contact with nature.

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  • Beaches

    Vila Nova de Milfontes Things to Do

    Vila Nova de Milfontes is mainly a dwelling point to Portuguese. Hardly built with villas and apartments, with a few hotels, it is a family's destination, taking advantage of the calm beaches in the mouth of Mira river. For those preferring stronger emotions the Atlantic coast is rougher, but... colder.

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  • Handicraft and cool jewelery

    Vila Nova de Milfontes Shopping

    A Canga is a fantastic shop- you can find unique arts and crafts, really cool jewelry and interior decoration items. There is some really fabulous stuff designed by the shop owner and her sister (from crockery to flower arrangements to landscape and portrait painting) Local handicraft - terracota crockery. Really varies on item!

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Cuba

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  • train station

    Cuba Transportation

    ___________________________________________________yes. there is a train station in cuba, thou' hardly you could see a train. in fac, an old, no friends face, ticket seller behind the counter told me, there would be a train passing 4 p. m. ( lunch time when i asked,,, )the other one following, the ...next day.so this is also a tourist trap tip....

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  • peroguarda

    Cuba Off The Beaten Path

    ___________________________________________________a couple of miles from the red village another, little white houses village called peroguarda. never heard about that miself. thou the entrance is something to be captured on camera. a gorgeous pateo showed on the pic and the calm and tranquility only possible in these parts of alentejo...

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  • church

    Cuba Favorites

    ___________________________________________________like any other alentejo small village there it is. the church. lovely outside, not possible to go inside when there's no mess atending. very well treated and a charming corner of cuba._____________________________________________

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Serpa

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  • Beautiful landscape

    Serpa Favorites

    From the main tower of Serpa you can get this beautiful view. I suggest winter or spring to visit Alentejo.

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  • Pousada Sao Gens Hotel

    Serpa Hotels

    Alto De Sao Gens, Serpa, 7830, PT

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Storks and more

    Serpa Things to Do

    There are many storks that live in the southern area of Portugal. Here in Serpa they take great pride that they have a family living on the church.Walking around the town you will see some of the old streets that you can not take a car through. That is because the streets here were made before cars were invented and the town does not want to...

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Moura

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  • Castle

    Moura Things to Do

    I never visited it. I think that it is being recovered and it is already open to visit, together with an Arab museum. Next time I will dedicate it a brief stop. I'm curious to verify what lasts from a very rich history, with more than one thousand years and many wars.

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  • Alqueva Dam

    Moura Things to Do

    The new "biggest artificial lake in Europe" is located 15 km distant from Moura, but this is the best place to stay and eat, in its vicinities. The touristy use of the lake is only starting, but it is a pleasant visit in the dry Alentejo.

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  • Impressive historic place

    Moura Things to Do

    If you have time visit the village of "Santo Aleixo da Restauração". During the wars with Spain, in the 17th century, the people of Stº Aleixo, instead of leaving the combat to the soldiers decided to stood and fight. While women and children took refuge in the church the man accompanied by a few soldiers, engaged in some savage combats with the...

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Almodôvar

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  • Southwest writing museum

    Almodôvar Local Customs

    youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWh1W9Dv404Rua do Relógio (next to the Clock Tower)7700-065 AlmodôvarSudlusitanian-Tartessian Writing Museum (Museu da Escrita do Sudoeste) Opening hours: 10.00-13.00/14.00-18.00 Closed Sundays and Mondays Museum dedicated to the first writing form in the Iberian Peninsula (Iron Age), which hasn't yet...

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  • Southwest writing museum

    Almodôvar Local Customs

    youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWh1W9Dv404Rua do Relógio (next to the Clock Tower)7700-065 AlmodôvarSudlusitanian-Tartessian Writing Museum (Museu da Escrita do Sudoeste) Opening hours: 10.00-13.00/14.00-18.00 Closed Sundays and Mondays Museum dedicated to the first writing form in the Iberian Peninsula (Iron Age), which hasn't yet...

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Odemira

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    Lots of sand!

    by ginguba Written Feb 20, 2006

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    In this region can be a nice idea to travel with a 4x4, cause there are some roads close to the sea that aren't accessible by car.
    But make sure that you have a good 4x4 if you want to venture in some sandy roads!!!

    This picture was taken in Praia dos Aivados, between Porto Covo and Vila Nova de Mil Fontes when we decided it would be fun to go to Porto Covo by the inside road!!! That was a lame 4x4!!!!! We were lucky and some guys that live close by saw us and rushed home to get their 4x4 and pull us out!!

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Cavaleiro

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  • Magnificent High Coast

    Cavaleiro Things to Do

    Fresh air, a fantastic view along the rocky coast and almost noone around, this is how I experienced the coast at Cabo Sardão (where noone was bird watching). The water can be very wild as the Atlantic is working on the rocks. Have a look at the structure made by the layers of the rock. You can see how the power of the earth has folded them at some...

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  • Farol do Cabo Sardão

    Cavaleiro Things to Do

    On a very beautiful spot of the Costa Vicentina you will find the lighthouse Farol do Cabo Sardão, which was built in 1915 and has a height of 17 meters. With the height of the coast the focal plabe is at a total of 68 meters above sealevel, which helps to reach as far as 23 seamiles onto the Atlantic.Following the link below, search for Odemira...

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  • Birdwatching ... the hawks

    Cavaleiro Things to Do

    If you are lucky you might see hawks nesting in the rocks high above the sea at the Cabo Sardão. It is fantastic to see such a nature. Actually I was lucky to see them as several people came here to do birdwatching. It is a great place for this as here also the only population of white storks exists which nests directly at the sea.

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Alvito

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  • The Shrine in Alvito

    Alvito Favorites

    The shrine is in walking distance from the town square. Walking toward the shrine, an old woman got up from a bench in the shade, welcomed us and let us inside. She spoke not a word of English but made sure that we saw and understood what there was to see inside. Hint: After the tour, be sure to go around to the outside were there is a historical...

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  • Pousada de Castelo de Alvito

    Alvito Hotels

    Castelo de Alvito, 7920-999

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 1 out of 5 stars

  • Great Local Food

    Alvito Restaurants

    This is where we had our 1st meal in Portugal. The young lady at the counter did not speak English but went into the kitchen and brought someone out who spoke some English. We ordered 4 different lunches between us. One was a special made for a festival held nearby. It consisted of a large bowl filled with potatoes, vegetables and local herbs...

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