.A fine example of military architecture, the castle was rebuilt by the architect Francisco de Arruda 16C. It has the shape of an irregular octagon. The keep was begun in the 14C and completed in the 16C and has large vaulted Gothic rooms.classified as a national monument, as a public parking and a a lovely pedestrian acess.more
17th 18th centuryBuilt next to the "old town" wall in the same place where the chapel of Sao Romao stood, the church of Misericordia is an excelent example of 17th century Baroque architecture. Its inteior is distinguished by the unitary space, the altar-piece in Baroque gilded wood carving and the 18th century Rococo-style rostrum of the board...more
16th 18th centuryThe Albergaria do Espirito Santo (Holy Spirit Guest-house), with the church annexe, was founded in the second half of the 13th century and became te royal hospital in the 17th century, under the administration of the Misericordia de Portel. Among the features of the church, reconstructed in the 16th century are the ribbed vaulting...more
Largo Dr. Miguel Bombarda, 8., Portel, Alentejo, 7220-369, Portugal
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Couples
In the center of Portel you can find this nice restaurant. You can ask for a dish or half dish (only at lunch). For most of the people, half dish is enough. Half dish prices are quite cheap and here you can have a meal by 12€ for two people.
This picture is not from the restaurant but from the top of the castle of Portel. Go there after lunch.
maibe because it is time of the year for oranges to grow all over portel oranges trees carrying hundreds of that wonderfull fruit.
Fondest memory: picked a couple of oranges, sat on the park bench and ate fresh sweet orange and the wonderfull orange juice.