This tour, over the lands of Alentejo, promises to be a rewarding one. We will visit one of the oldest towns in the country: Monsaraz. This town dates back from primitive times, and is known for its fertile and generous lands, due to the Guadiana River that flows right by. Due to its unique atmosphere, Monsaraz has attracted human groups since Prehistory, before becoming land of Romans, Visigoths, Mozarabs, Jews and finally Christians. Today, we can still enjoy a view over the largest dam in Western Europe: the Alqueva dam, the most privileged site in the country to observe constellations.
Our next destination will be a fortress town, considered cultural heritage by UNESCO: the city of Évora. Here, we will get to know the most emblematic monuments in the city such as the Roman Temple, the Cathedral and the Igreja de São Francisco (St. Francis Church), where the Bone’s Chapel is located. A visit to this monument is mandatory when in Évora. We promise it will leave you surprised by its unique atmosphere.
Monsaraz is considered to be an open air museum?