Vale de Moura Travel Guide

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    vale de moura alentejo evora portugal
    by johnsakura
  • vale de moura alentejo evora portugal
    vale de moura alentejo evora portugal
    by johnsakura
  • vale de moura alentejo evora portugal
    vale de moura alentejo evora portugal
    by johnsakura

Vale de Moura Things to Do

  • House

    House near the water dam. this house is located in front of a huge farm so I think the people that live here are the employes of the farm. Also on this house was located the light generator which was already switched by municipal electricity of course.

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  • Crops

    Wheat fields already croped. the water in the region provided by the near water dam makes suitable to plant things like this.

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  • Farm

    Another farm that can be found on our way in the Vale de Moura.This one is particulary interesting as it has a few palm trees planted.

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  • Fauna/Flora

    Here you can see how the animals co-exist with the trees. on the picture you can see a cow and a cork tree already with its cork taken. It had a number 3 painted so I know the cork was taken last year 2003.

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  • Cork trees

    called "sobreiros" in portuguese, its already a protected species in Portugal due to its huge importance. This type of three is normal to see in the mediterranian region of europe. Here in Portugal it exists in large scale but only in this region: Alentejo.the name sobreiro or sobreiros plural, come after the word sombra that mean shadow...so...

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  • Lakes

    So much water exists in this Valley of the Moor. You'll be able to see a lot of small lakes like this one in your way.In my visit I got a scecial envirnment due to the rains we had the days before so more water could be found.

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  • Horses

    In this place you'll find lots of cows and horses. After the water dam there's a farm that has about 10 horses free in the fields.

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  • Olive trees

    Fields with olive trees align like this can be found in the area. It gives a very special scenery to see trees aligned like this. You can notice they are very well treated and imagine how good the olive oil that comes out from those olives should taste.

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  • Stork nests

    There exist hundreds of nest like these. Its amazing how the storks use these trees to creat flat residences for birds hehe. I went near to take a picture but they all got scared and flew away.

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  • Vale de Moura water dam

    Very special place were anul migratory birds come to nest and sleep. This water dam is very important for the area because it make possible to grow different crops. Lots of animal can be found in the area.

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  • Leveled growing fileds

    This is an amazing thing to see and very unusual in the region. usually you only find this type of agriculture in the north part of the country. As here exists a water dam nearby, water is suppied to be able to make this type of agriculture. As in the days before i want here was raining like hell, the fileds were soaked in water. This place is...

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  • 1st farm with windmil

    This is the first farm you find as you go out of the main road to Viana do Alentejo. Is maybe 20 minutes before the water dam. This gives one amazing scenery along with the flowers, the horses and the windmil.

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Vale de Moura Nightlife

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    by johnsakura Written Feb 28, 2004

    This is the last gate of my trip. I got in a dirt road almost 20 kilometres before and this was the last gate after the farms of Vale de Moura and Zambujeiro.

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Vale de Moura Tourist Traps

  • Smoke commin out of the car

    Well, if you pass inside water and the water touches the engine, its very normal that you will see lots of smoke comming out of the engine. so don't get scared becuase its just evaporation of water. Don't worry, if you want to check everything like i did its ok. just in case. Take it easy...enjoy the adventure...

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  • Big quantity of water on the road

    Water on the road. this can get really scary while passing with the car. You always think the car will get stuck inside the water or something. Diesel cars are better for this type of roads with water. Remember I only got this water because it had been raining for the last couple of days so everything got really wet. go slowly as the water satys...

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  • Dog

    I found this dog while calling some horses on the first farm you can find on our way to Vale de Moura. As I was calling the horses a dog just came. This heavy dog is called Labrador of course. you can notice that. This young dog made me loose almost 10 minutes of my trip. I took several pictures and filmed him slpasih on the water and all. At...

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