Alcáçovas Things to Do

  • Alcaçovas Alentejo Portugal
    Alcaçovas Alentejo Portugal
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    Alcaçovas Alentejo Portugal
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  • Alcaçovas Alentejo Portugal
    Alcaçovas Alentejo Portugal
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    Ermida de São Francisco

    by johnsakura Updated Jan 24, 2004
    Alca��ovas Alentejo Portugal

    XVi century. Build in the old Rossio de El-Rei, it had then the designation of S. Sebastião. It had important rebuilds in the XVIII century to adapt to the new up comming religious Order Terceira de São Francisco. Its still has the late-gothic manueline style holy-water reservoir on the inside.

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    Municipal Market

    by johnsakura Updated Jan 24, 2004
    Alca��ovas Alentejo Portugal

    This is the local Main Market where local people go every morning to by their fresh produce that grows in nearby fields. The produce sold here has a unique quality that you can only find on the country side where agriculture is smaller and consequent better quality and less adictives are given to vegetables.

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    Paço Real

    by johnsakura Updated Jan 24, 2004
    Alca��ovas Alentejo Portugal

    The Royal House.
    This was the temporary house of the King D. Dinis. Its constant rebuilds and posterior transformations made impossible to get to our times the important rebuilds of the XVI century which by decriptive texts were amazing. The Treat of Alcaçovas was signes here, many royal marriages, the royal testements and the passge of the royal crowns were all things passed in this very important house in the Portuguese history.

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    Igreja Matriz or do Salvador

    by johnsakura Updated Jan 24, 2004
    Alca��ovas Alentejo Portugal

    From the XVI century, this monument remonts from a small gothic "ermida" from the 1400's, build by D.Fernando II bishop of Evora. Its gothic caracteristics are still visible in the chapel of the Henriques familly.
    Built in the renaissance, it shows some features that went after the ideals of contruction of the Church of S. Antao in Evora's main square.

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    Jardins do Paço Real

    by johnsakura Updated Jan 24, 2004

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    In front of the Royal House exist the gardens and the old ruined church of N. Sra da Conceição. This one founded in 1622 by D. Henrique Henrique. Originally dedicated to S. Jerónimo, still presents a very odd and curious decoration with sea elements, shell's and other sea objects. This type of decoration is a reflex of the 1600's naturally influenced by the sea and the ocean. This decoration if given to D. Jorge Henriques which travelled a lot to Asia in the XVI century.

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    Ermida de São Teotónio

    by johnsakura Updated Jan 24, 2004
    Alca��ovas Alentejo Portugal

    Another construction from folk architecture, founded by D. Teotónio Manuel in the XVII century. With very particular interest in this monument is the bell tower that was added to it in 1832 and the front door and yard in iron gate constructed with one arch only.

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    Rua Nova (New Street)

    by johnsakura Updated Jan 24, 2004
    Alca��ovas Alentejo Portugal

    This is a very interesting street. Here you have connections to other streets which head to many different monuments in the city. You have the Palace Fragoso-Barahona, the Ermida de Sao Pedro and the Ermida de Sao Teotonio. From here you can also head to the Main CHurch of the Savior (Igreja Matriz ou do Salvador).

    On the picture there a very onteresting house all painted in pink. This house gives a very medieaval look to the street.

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    Public Garden

    by johnsakura Updated Jan 24, 2004
    Alca��ovas Alentejo Portugal

    Very nice and clean park to relax and enjoy a bit of nature. Theres a local gazzibo and several benches where you can sit.

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    Igreja da Misericordia

    by johnsakura Updated Jan 24, 2004
    Alca��ovas Alentejo Portugal

    XVI century. It had several rebuilds and its actual architecture shows a XVI century style. In interior theres an altar from the baroque period.

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    Palacio Fragoso-Barahona

    by johnsakura Updated Jan 24, 2004
    Alca��ovas Alentejo Portugal

    "Senhorial" house from the XVIII century, it was the main house of the old "Morgadio" owned by Martim Afonso de Melo, Guarda's bishop.

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    Train Station

    by johnsakura Updated Jan 24, 2004
    Alca��ovas Alentejo Portugal

    This train station connects the north with the city of Beja. To go to Evora there's a different line. This station is located 5km from the city's centre.

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    Ermida de Sao Pedro

    by johnsakura Updated Jan 24, 2004
    Alca��ovas Alentejo Portugal

    Old registries make the beginning of its existence since the year of 1536, located in the old Rossio das Hortas. The actual temple, from folk architecture was rebuild in the XVII-XVIII centuries

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