Favorite thing: Aviz is located in the district of Portalegre, in a larger region called Alentejo.It is about 180km distant from Lisbon and situated in the interior of mainland Portugal. Aviz is about 60km distant from Portalegre, the capital of the district, and about 65km away from Évora, the capital city of the adjoining district and also “part” of the beautiful Alentejo region.
This village, standing on the top of a hill and surrounded by plains, was choosen to be the headquarter of the Aviz Order. This occured during one of the most prosperous dinasties which lead Portugal to the splendour of glory and wealthy. The first king of the second dinasty, called Aviz' Dinasty, was D. João I, the master of this order.
The convent that rises in its walls reflects some of the major national styles - gothic, rococo, manueline and barroque.
This house is quite strange for the town. It has a very strange garden with decorated with statues that I think might be from the 18th century.
This house is located on the hill side contrary of the barrage. In front of the house exists a garden.
Favorite thing: This is the street that folows the castle walls ontop of the town. From here you can go to the Church of the Monastery of S. Bento de Aviz. If you go to the right road you can go to a very nice place to enjoy the view of the surounding landscapes.
Favorite thing: These are some old workshops inside the castle walls. This looks very medieaval indeed. These are still used by old people that insist on having they're workshops in places like this.
Favorite thing: From this top view from a local house roof you can notice how the Maranhao barrge is beautifu lalong the fields of cereals and cork trees.
Favorite thing: This view stands from the opposite side of the water compound of the barrage of Maranhao. You can notice how small the town actually is.