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    S. Francisco - Mourão
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    Mourão - Portugal
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  • Mourão - Portugal
    Mourão - Portugal
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Mourão Things to Do

  • Candeias church

    This church, integrated in the city walls, was built by order of king Pedro II, in 1681. Seriously damaged by Lisbon earthquake in 1755, it was restored about 50 years ago, respecting its original Baroque style.

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  • S Francisco church

    Linked to Misericordia church by an arch, the interior of this small Baroque church is covered by tiles from the 18th century. No changes were made, and everything in it is original.

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  • Republica square

    It is nice, the central square of Mourão. Dominated by a flourished band stand, classified as national monument, the well gardened square, with Portuguese cobblestone pavements, is surrounded by elegant buildings respecting the style proportions and colours of the region.

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  • Misericordia church

    A very simple church, built in 1719 in Baroque style, became even simpler in 1998 after a few reconstruction works. It is located close to City Hall.

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  • City Centre

    The traditional look of Alentejo is well present in City's centre. Small sized buildings giving a village's look, white walls and an absolute calm are, really the true Alentejo at its best.

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  • Castle

    Conquered by the Christians in 1271, this castle witnessed many wars, suffering the consequent transformations, when some Manueline details were added

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Mourão Restaurants

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    Adega Velha: A singing restaurant

    by solopes Updated Dec 27, 2013

    I had two meals in this restaurant, a favorite of a friend of mine. The first time it was a terrible lunch, where we arrived at 1 Pm to start eating past 4 PM. Price and quality were only reasonable, and I couldn't understand why to make 100 Km expressly to go there again. But I did! Friends are friends.

    This time was a dinner and things were better (we were the only costumers, and that made all the difference). Once again a reasonable meal, this time a nice reception and service, and price as expected.

    Nothing to complaint, but we could have that dinner in a closer place.

    The restaurant is very typical (that's, maybe, what attracts my friend, with a tavern at the entrance where the owner and friends sometimes sing local song. A pleasant touch.

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Mourão Local Customs

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    Male's choral

    by solopes Updated Dec 27, 2013

    It is the strongest tradition in Alentejo the mellow songs interpreted by a group of several men singing at two voices. The restaurant that we used has a tavern at the entrance where the owner and costumers... sing.

    We've been there twice and we always had the coral spontaneous performance. It is important to listen to the slow music, to better understand the slow pace that is Alentejo's landmark.

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Mourão Off The Beaten Path

  • castelo da lousa

    castelo da lousa a small roman fortification in the outskirts of the village. another off the beaten path tip. this monument was reenforced before going drown walls are underwater with less damage possible. still impossible to visit , of course.an underwater memorie.

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  • little atlantida II

    those beautifull landscapes are drown now. these path is not there anymore for yu to enjoy all it s beauty. Also ,off the beaten path tip.unfortunetly

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  • little atlantida

    aldeia da luz is now under water. these white walls are not there anymore. and it is a real, off the beaten path tip, because yu can t get there anymore. it s just a memorie

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Mourão Favorites

  • Architecture

    Alentejo has a typical architecture, with some similarities to Algarve and the north African, but with specific differences - low houses, thick walls always painted in white to reflect the heat and with big chimneys. Mourão matches the regional standards, but with a local detail - the big round chimneys.

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  • Chimneys

    Some regions in Portugal, like Algarve or Alentejo, have distinctive chimneys, with specific shapes and sizes. Mourão is known for its "pepper-box" chimneys. I think that it is the only place with so strange constructions.

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