The plains to lose sight begin to unfold next to the Tagus river. If to the north the rhythm is marked by the green of the meadow, the landscape of the south combines with sun, heat and a paced rhythm. In the vast interior, the immense plain, blond fields winding in the wind; on the coast wild beaches, a wide variety of beauty and unexplored spots.
The width of the landscape is interrupted by cork trees or olive trees that resist the weather. Some for nearly 1000 years! Here and there, stands a walled enclosure, like Marvão or Monsaraz, or the antiquity of a pre-historical monument, to remember the magic of the place. In the hills, white and earthy houses crown small elevations, the castles evoke struggles and conquests, and the courtyards and gardens attest to Arab influences, which shaped people and nature.
Évora, the main city of the region, is a Portuguese art history book. In order to visit Évora, the best way to do it is by walking through the narrow streets of white houses to discover the monuments and details that reveal the history of Évora and the wealth of its heritage. In fact, it was its long history, and the fact that a representative urban complex from the 16th to 18th centuries was preserved until today, which led UNESCO to classify Évora as a World Heritage Site.
Afterwards, depending on the point of view, the Alentejo offers one of the beautiful coastal areas of Portugal. From the most secluded beaches of Arrábida, past the long, white sands of the peninsula of Troia and Comporta, to the wild and still not very touristic Costa Vicentina, the choice is as varied as the type of public that seeks them …!
With a good offer of Hotels, quality venues and the possibility of unique experiences based on the theme of wine and olive oil, and the practice of all kinds of radical and alternative activities, the Alentejo region is an excellent option for those looking for a genuine and different destination .