Distrito de Portalegre Travel Guide

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Marvão

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79,233,5

Portalegre

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31,154,2

Elvas

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39,156,9

Castelo de Vide

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22,99,5

Portugal

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13,46,26

Aviz

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30,44,0

Vila Flor

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1,5,0

Ponte de Sor

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3,2,0

Ouguela

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0,18,0

Campo Maior

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1,18,0

Belver

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1,2,0

Marvão

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  • The castle

    Marvão Things to Do

    Marvão is a very small city, inside walls, with a very well preserved image that justified the privilege of being considered UNESCO heritage. The location, upon very steep hills, allowed it a very important role in Portuguese history, after being conquered by our first king. Disputed and temporarily occupied by Spanish and French, it was also...

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  • Albergaria El Rei Dom Manuel

    Marvão Hotels

    Largo do Terreiro, Marveo, Alentejo, 7330-122, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Good esplanade

    Marvão Restaurants

    The idea was to have lunch in Marvão, but passing in Portagem, where the road starts climbing the mountain, we saw this good looking place, and decided to try it.We were satisfied, the ambiance in a torrid day was nice, the service as reasonable, the food and prices good. Naquinhos de porco preto

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Portalegre

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  • Old Town

    Portalegre Things to Do

    Walking in the old town is a nice and relaxing experience. The city shows the transition between Alentejo and Beira, with stone added to the white walls, but in a lighter way than in the north. Several palaces and churches may be seen, along the narrow cobblestone streets.

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  • Convento Da Provenca

    Portalegre Hotels

    Monte Paleiros Ribeira De Nisa, Portalegre, 7300, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Penha

    Portalegre Off The Beaten Path

    Facing and overlooking Portalegre there's a mount with a cross in its top, with the best views of the area. On its slope, and easily accessible, there's a chapel from the 17th century that... I don't know! We arrived there at nightfall, received by dog's barking, with clothes drying by the chapel's entrance and... we left. What is really that?

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Elvas

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  • Stores

    Elvas Shopping

    There are many traditional stores around Elvas. I found this one particularly interesting. I am not sure exactly what it is but is filled with local products organized, or should I say desorganized, in a very particular way. Wines, for instance

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  • Pousada De Elvas

    Elvas Hotels

    Av. Badajoz, Elvas, Evora, 7350, pt

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3.5 out of 5 stars

  • THE WALLS OF ELVAS

    Elvas Things to Do

    "Garrison Border Town of Elvas and its Fortifications." That is the way UNESCO lists the amazing and completely impressive fortress walls of Elvas. I stumbled up the walls in my guidebook when i was preparing for a driving holiday of Portugal. The book fell open to a small map of what I thought was a large castle. Then I realised it was not a...

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Castelo de Vide

  • Practical

    Castelo de Vide Restaurants

    Right in the centre of town, this is not exactly a restaurante, but a coffee shop that serves... meals. Light meals, but well prepared, at a good price. The esplanade, with views to the historic buildings was a very pleasant place in the hot nights spent there, and I ended there... twice. Octopus

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  • Hotel Castelo de Vide

    Castelo de Vide Hotels

    Very good price-quality ratio in this hotel, located inside the town only a few hundred meters from...

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  • The village

    Castelo de Vide Things to Do

    The city is not big, but the most interesting area is the smaller old quarter surrounding the castle. Here and there, it seems stopped in time, with the signs of the hidden jewish culture, preserved at a medieval scale. It's step and with irregular pavement, but not too hard to walk with male shoes or by advised ladies.

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Portugal

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  • How to pay Car Toll

    Portugal Transportation

    How do you pay the toll on Portugal's highways, when there is no toll booth and no person to accept your payment? This happened to us as we were driving from Salamanca enroute to Fatima. We had no toll pass and didn't see any place where we could get one and all the tolls on the highway were unmanned. After passing around 4 toll reading posts, we...

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  • Lisboa Regency Chiado

    Portugal Hotels

    Rua Nova do Almada 114, Lisbon, Estremadura, 1200-290, Portugal

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Nest way to get around town

    Portugal Transportation

    Even though Lisbon has buses, trains or you can even rent a car, the best way to get around is by taxi. Taxis are plentiful and comparatively cheap. It was especially helpful to take a taxi to Castelo de Sao Jorge (St George's Castle) through the city of Alfama. Be sure that the taxi meter is working before you get in though.

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Aviz

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  • Tower of São Roque

    Aviz Things to Do

    This tower is situated by one of the village doors – it has therefore a defensive purpose. Curiously, there is a bell on top of this tower. Legend says that this tower was named after Saint Roque because in the 16th century many people died of the plague and they used to invocate saints to protect them. Later, in the 18th century, records say that...

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  • Parish Church

    Aviz Things to Do

    The parish church in situated on the centre of the village by a small garden with orange trees where can be seen the pelourinho. The main chapel of this church is dedicated to Our Lady of Conception and inside there are azulejos (Portuguese tiles) from the 17th century – these tiles are white and hand painted in yellow and blue, a common Portuguese...

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  • Pelourinho

    Aviz Things to Do

    The pelourinho is a common artefact on most ancient Portuguese villages - it is a medieval symbol of the local power and most times it was used to public executions. This particular pelourinho, dates from the 16th century. On top of it, there is an eagle – the symbol of this village and its town hall. Actually, there are 3 gargoyles on the...

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Vila Flor

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    by solopes Written Dec 11, 2013

    Built by the Hospitallers after Belver, to enhance the defensive line of the river, this castle comes from the 13th century. Losing its military importance it was partially used as private residence, and the courtyard as cemetery, until 1940 when it was classified as a national monument.

    Castle of Amieira do Tejo
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Ponte de Sor

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  • hot night...

    Ponte de Sor Tourist Traps

    Hi all,Ponte de Sor has a madness! I'm joking :)Is a small town but it has politely people. People of all ages use to go out at night, especially on weekends. There are few bars but they are fine. Go for example to primo-xico, koppus bar, indiferente, cds bar and one or two more. The official drink is beer with alentejanos shrimp, in common sence...

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  • Safety in Ponte de Sor

    Ponte de Sor Warnings and Dangers

    I decided to write about my hometown because I think that it is one of the most pacific sities of the world. Ponte de Sor is a very safe place where you can walk alone day and night. You only have to be careful about driving with alcohol, police are everywhere at night controlling the routes. So, I invite you to visit this beautiful city.

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Campo Maior

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    by solopes Updated Mar 7, 2013

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    Maybe Campo Maior has interesting points besides its festivities, but, surrounded by so much color, who gets time and space to search for anything else? Only going there in another occasion. But its so far...

    Each four years the streets get decorated with coloured paper flowers. In Alentejo it doesn't rain much, and the decoration uses to be safe.
    Be prepared to full hotels all around, in Portugal and Spain.

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Belver

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    by solopes Written Dec 11, 2013

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    The first castle constructed in Portugal by the Hospitallers was located by Tejo river, to stabilize the border between christians and muslims, in the 12th century. It was ruled by the religious order until the 14th century, and kept being used for defensive purposes with some adaptations, until the 18th century.
    A strong earthquake in 1909 caused serious damages, but in 1939 the recuperation was started, and, with successive interventions, it was carefully recovered during 50 years.
    It may be visited from tuesday afternoon to sunday, from 9.30 to 12.30 and 14.30 to 17.00, except in a few holidays and between July 10th. and 17th

    Belver castle
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