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At the beach; Romantic; Among nature
Above the Algarve lies the sparsely populated Alentejo region with its undulating plains of corn, vinyards, olive trees and cork oaks. The white villages, medieval castles and lots of tranquility make this area very attractive.
In the east, along the Spanish border, it is rocky and you will find beautiful castles and sleepy villages situated high up on the hills. Evora is the most famous city and has a medieval center, cathedrals, monasteries and macabre chapels with bones.
The Alentejo region of Portugal offers a pleasant climate, although it can be quite hot in summer. However, the numerous lakes and azure sea with its natural bays provide plenty of possibilities for cooling off.
In the upper part of the region the great plains merge into a rocky terrain adorned with fortified villages. You’ll find many sheep grazing here and the land is ideal for viticulture. The best wines come from this part of Portugal. Besides Évora there are many villages and towns worth visiting. For example, Marvão and Monsaraz are considered two of the most beautiful villages in Portugal. These spectacular white medieval hamlets allow you to step back in time.
In the lower part of the Alentejo you will find cork oaks and olive trees. In the spring, the region is a sea of wild flowers while in summer the area comes alive with beautiful yellow sunflowers against a dry red soil. Beja is one of the most famous villages, with Roman ruins nearby. Mértola is a spectacular castle built on the cliffs of a village with cobbled streets. On the west coast of the Alentejo you are surrounded by nature, small fishing villages and beach resorts with beautiful beaches. Here you will find Casa Cercal!