Estremoz Travel Guide

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    Church, Estremoz, Portugal
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  • Military ceremony in Estremoz, Portugal
    Military ceremony in Estremoz, Portugal
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Estremoz Things to Do

  • Military Ceremony

    We arrived in Estremoz to visit the castle and as we entered the town found ourselves in the middle of blocked streets and the access to the castle closed. We saw military formations and quickly found parking nearby. The entire center of town was closed for the ceremonies we found there. Tried asking a few people about what this celebrated, but...

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  • Square - Pelourinho

    In this square many men and women had been hanged. In Portugal these squares are called "pelourinhos", and there's a pelourinho in all historical citys and villages. Many pelourinhos date from the XVIIth century.

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  • City Lake

    The lake is placed next to Rossio, the main square. This lake dates from the XIXth century and has a fabulous saint Augusto in the midle. From here it's possible to see the Castle Tower and the old Palace.

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  • Church

    I found no information about this beautifull church. Inside you'll find great wood carving and gilding as many blue tiles, the famouse portuguese azulejos. I think this church dates from the XVII century.

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  • City gates

    The castle city is like a fortress, and there are many doors that will lead you to the walled city. Today, you can take your car inside and visit the city but before these doors were well kept by several guards.

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  • Strange arquitecture

    I found this building in the centre of Rossio, the main square in Estremoz. The architecture is very strange. I've never seen nothing like it before. Can someone help me out? :)

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  • Rua direita

    This street was once the main street of Estremoz. The houses inside the castle walls are very well preserved and show very well how difficult it was to raise a family in such a small space. The villge still preserves the wonderfull cobbled streets.

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  • Misericordia Church

    Built in 1539, the church of the Misericordia located on Estremoz's large market square was once a convent of the Knights of Malta. The street-level galleries of Eestremoz's municipal museum showcase an impressive display of little clay figures called bonecas, for which the town is most famous.

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  • Municipal Museum

    In the Town Square there is the remains of a fine palace that was once belonged to Dom Dinis and now is used as the Municipal Museum. On display is a collection of archaeological finds and several rooms have been restored to show off their original splendour.

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  • Chapel St. Isabel

    A Chapel that is aptly named after this kindly Queen, records the story of her life in 18th Century tiles and in particular the “Miracle of the Roses”. The fable tells that when carrying money for the poor hidden in her apron the King stopped her and upon his request she opened the apron to reveal only some roses.

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  • Castle Walls

    The high tower named Torre das Tres Coroas reaching to 27 metres is the dominate feature of this town. Rising from above the castle walls it is named after the period in which it was built.

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  • Castle

    From the ramparts of the Castle of Queen Saint Isabel, which dates from the 13th-century reign of Dinis, the plains of Alentejo spread out before you. Drive to the top of the Upper Town and stop on largo de Dom Dinis. The stones of the castle, the cradle of the town's past, were decaying so badly that the city leaders pressed for its restoration in...

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Estremoz Hotels

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  • Pousada De Estremoz

    Lg. D. Dinis, Estremoz, Evora, 7104-909, pt

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Pousada De Estremoz-Sta Isabel

    Largo D Dinis 1, ESTREMOZ, Portugal, 7100509, PT

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Monte Dos Pensamentos

    Estrada Estação do Ameixial, Estremoz, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Estremoz Shopping

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    by salinhopt Updated Mar 2, 2004

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    The region produces excellent marble and has rich and varied traditions to handicraft, which is best seen in the fair at the end of April. Its traditional cuisine is also of a quality to please the illustrious guests it has lodged throughout its long history.

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Estremoz Local Customs

  • Local men

    It's quite funny to ear Alentejo men talking. They always talk very loud and clear. One thing that is very important to them is the hat. You might find strange but every local man i saw had one of these hats. :)

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  • Open Air Market

    By the time is was there, a great open market with chickens, turkeys, vegetables and so many other things welcomed me. These kind of markets are very usual in Alentejo region. I had the chance to taste some Alentejo cheese and other typicall recepies.

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  • Around Estremoz

    The photos show a few of the things we saw on the streets of Extremoz after the military ceremonies had finished.The Cafe Aguias d'Ouro with its Art Noveau facade draws the eye.Beautiful church just off the main square.Blue tiles decorate many of the buildings (as in most Portugese villages/towns).An old woman on the bench, patiently waiting for...

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  • Some History

    King Pedro I died in the Convent of Sao Francisco to which he bequeathed his tortured heart. Queen Isabel of Aragon, who came here with King Dinis, also ended up staying. Nowadays, a pousada named after her is to be found in King Joao former armory. Many and various were the religious and military architectural styles, the latter justified by the...

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  • Queen St. Isabel

    She is reputed to have founded charities and hospitals. In Portugal she is remembered for the miracle of the roses in which she was taking bread (or coins) to the poor only to be asked by her less than generous husband what she was carrying. The bread (or coins) was miraculously transformed into roses, thereby appeasing her spouse.

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