It's nice, this square, encircled by several typocal buildings.
In our prior visits we never stopped there, but in New Year eve night we did it at last.
Built in 1887 by the architect that planned Campo Pequeno bullring in Lisbon, this church located in the main square has the romantic look typical of that date.
First church of Reguengos de Monsaraz - This church had its historical raízes in the year of 1887, with the determination of the Meeting of the Parish of Reguengos to build a temple in New lands of the Paços of the Concelho. With projecto of the Arquitecto António Jose Days Da Silva the building presents characteristics of the romantic spirit of the neo-gótico time. Later, in the sequência of Vatican Concílio II, it suffered workmanships from adaptation to the ordinance determined for the liturgical reform
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The Pastelaria Dolce Vita is the local bakery/coffee-shop and if you end up in Reguengos de Monsaraz, then I would recommend it. Prices are reasonable and the bakery makes truly excellent pastries.
Favorite Dish: We went in for a single pastry and coffe and ended up trying several other pastries that we saw (this was after the first was so good).
being there at lunch time we took this option. any other would be the same i guess. in the end it turned out a good restaurant with alentejo cuisine at it 's best, and not expensive at all. if yu go there or any alentejo region restaurant, just ask for the ( if yu remember ) MIGAS á ALENTEJANO.
Many Portuguese villages have the tradition of partying around a big fire in a holly day's eve (in Turquel, my home town, is June 12), but I never saw such a big fire as in Reguengos de Monsaraz.
For sure, it was fired in New Year's eve, but we were there 24 hours later, and it was still burning and promising to last for long.
Party was over , and only a few curious stand watching the fire.
I must admit that even for us (Zohara and I) who enjoy getting off the beaten path, Reguengos de Monsaraz offers little for the tourist, but can be used as a base for exploring the area or just stopping for coffee and to get information from the tourist office that is found in the city hall building.
The photos here show the area around the town center where the city hall is located.