Portel Travel Guide

  • Portel - Misericordia Church
    Portel - Misericordia Church
    by J_Antunes
  • Portel Castle
    Portel Castle
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  • Portel Castle
    Portel Castle
    by J_Antunes

Portel Things to Do

  • Houses

    Though not being amidst the most typical places in Alentejo, Portel respects the essential of regional city planning and architecture - small white houses, some with blue details, line the streets descending from the castle.

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  • Castle

    With a very important role in our history, this castle was abandoned and fell in ruins. In 1910 it was officially declared a national monument, but that didn't help and degradation continued. Finally, in 1999, it was recovered with traditional techniques.

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  • view

    .once visiting the castle the must see is obviously overwatch Portel from above.aloud to walk on the castle walls yu can snapshot that view shown on my pic.

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  • the castle

    .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.

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  • Church of Misericórdia

    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...

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  • Church of the Hospital of the Espírito...

    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...

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Portel Hotels

  • Refugio da Vila Rural Hotel

    Largo Dr. Miguel Bombarda, 8., Portel, Alentejo, 7220-369, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

Portel Restaurants

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    by xicomelo Written Feb 4, 2005

    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.

    View from the castle

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Portel Local Customs

  • Monte de Sao Joao door and wall

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  • Municipal Market

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  • Town organization

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Portel Off The Beaten Path

Portel Favorites

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    by quartinb Written Mar 19, 2004

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    Favorite thing: 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.

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Walk in the Old Town
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street benches
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Street fountain
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Inside castle tower
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