Terena Travel Guide

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Terena Things to Do

  • Lucefecit water dam

    This water dam was constructed back in 1977 and had to be defended by many people to be built. This now consists on the main and most important thing in the area which gives water to plantations and feed animals. There was this movement tat defended its construction called "O Movimento Pró-barragem" and was lead by Sr. Helder João Galrito.

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  • 18th century house

    Located in the end of the Rua Direita is has contruction from the 18 century. Maldonados Azevedos da Gama Lobo were the rich owners of the house. They also had lots of farms and lands around the area and near Vila Viçosa.

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  • Ponte de Lucefecit

    This bridge is located after the water dam and is quite dificult to be found. It has 15th century construction and used to connect Alandroal-Terena, serving the main route to enter and go out of the country towards Spain.

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  • Igreja Matriz de S. Pedro

    Main church of S. Peter goes back from 1394 and seems to come after the efect that the church/fort of Nossa Senhora da Boa Nova had to the town. This church is located on the end of the street that comes all the way from the Paço do Açougue in the castle square-Rua Direita. The entrance has 14 step stairs and is located South of the town.

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  • View from the castle walls

    This is something you just can't miss here in town. You have to go to the castle and climb its walls and enjoy the awesome view of the surrounding landscapes. You can notice the water dam of Lucefecit.

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  • Stone Pillory in Paços do Concelho

    This stone Pillory, made of slate and marble is located in Rua Direita and people were actually tight to it has prisoniers.

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  • Rua Direita

    Literaly means straight street. Rua Direita goes all the way from the castle or the Largo dos A?ougues to the square of the main church of S. Pedro. You can enjoy its nive building all this way. You can notice the pole, the clock tower and the junction street that goes to the Rua do Forno.

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  • Paços do Concelho

    This was the main town hall. Located on the main street Rua Direita, after the main tower of the castle. Aside this biulding is the Misericordia church and the clock tower.

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  • Town view from the castle

    This is a must. This should be the only place where you can actually see the whole town and the surrounding landscapes. Remember the town if on top of a hill, so only from a higher place you''ll be able to see all. You can notice all the town streets churches and buildings. You can easily notice the tower of the Clock tower near the church of the...

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  • Painted houses

    This is something really nice to enjoy. people seem to have pleasure to have their houses relly beautiful (which is normal right?) so you'll find all sorts of colors and doors, windows and decoration.

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  • The castle

    It seems that this town was given its walls back in the times of the king D. Dinis, when he offered it to his son D. Afonso. Now this was the tradicional story about the castle and the town. What papers say in reality is that the king D. Joao I was the one who ordered its construction...who knows now?Back in 1755 the castle was seriously damaged...

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  • Santuário de Nossa Senhora da Assunção...

    Very rare medieaval architecture in Portugal. Between 1503 and 150 this church was not known has Igreja da Boa Nova but from St. Maria de Terena.Old legends tell this church was built by the order of The Queen of Castela, D. Maria, wife of Afonso XI, and daughter of D.Afonso IV "O Bravo" (The Brave). This was built here because she was told a very...

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Terena Restaurants

  • Local restaurant

    This is the place where i got all the things for my pic-nic in the castle. Its located in the begining of the town on the lower part comming from Reguengos de Monsaraz.

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  • Castle meal result

    This day in early February we had 26 degrees celcius. perfect day to enjoy a nice pic-nic in a place like this one. I came here with my girlfriend. We just bought somelocal products in a near by snack-bar and came here to eat.

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  • Castle meal 6

    very tasty one. its a must to come to portugal and try our olives. Every region also have different olives so you'll have to taste them all. very healthy for the heart.

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  • Lemons

    you can pick them if you can. Remeber that is they are outside a person's house yard wall, they belong to the public. By law its like this. Either the way for what I've been noticing, the majority of poeple that live here are old and they can't pick these fruit, so, they will fall to the floor. lemons free

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  • Free oranges

    you can pick them if you can. Remeber that is they are outside a person's house yard wall, they belong to the public. By law its like this. Either the way for what I've been noticing, the majority of poeple that live here are old and they can't pick these fruit, so, they will fall to the floor. free

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Terena Local Customs

  • Old Renault 1300

    old racing car in very good shape. Very rare to find cars like thses nowadays. A perfect classic car...

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  • People

    People are old. I haven't seen not even one young person (taking the guy from the tourist office in the castle tower).

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  • Herd of sheeps

    Lots of people have these animals in their farms. It also can be seeen some cows and horses in nearby areas.

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Terena Tourist Traps

  • Dogs

    The same dog that folwed us all the time of our trip in tonw. It made sure we didnt get lost or anything

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  • Dogs

    I love animals and alos love to photograph them when i can. Where ever I go I just loose lots of time petting them. This dog follwed us (my girlfriend and I) to the castle's interior and had a great time in this jungle of yellow flowers. hehe

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Terena Off The Beaten Path

  • People

    People are the most off the beathen path in town. They almost run away from you. I don't really know what going on with them. its almost impossible to establish any type of contact with them. If you say hell they just dont say a thing. strange...

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  • N. S. da Assuncao da Boa Nova interior

    This is how does the sanctuary looks from inside. Sometimes it can be dficult ot go inside cos not everyday people are taking care of it. There was this lady that guided us inside and told us a breaf history of the building.

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  • Santuario de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao...

    Between 1503 and 150 this church was not known has Igreja da Boa Nova but from St. Maria de Terena.Old legends tell this church was built by the order of The Queen of Castela, D. Maria, wife of Afonso XI, and daughter of D.Afonso IV "O Bravo" (The Brave). This was built here because she was told a very good news in the place. The news that she...

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