Popular Accommodations in Alentejo
Highlights in Alentejo
- Roman Temple in the UNESCO World Heritage City Evora
- Wide sandy beaches and rock-fringed bays on the Atlantic Ocean
- "Marble Museum City" Villa Vicosa
- Medieval town of Castelo de Vide
- Carpet museum in the town of Portalegre
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Vacation rentals in Alentejo
In the Alentejo region, between the Atlantic Ocean and the border with Spain, you will find a large number of holiday homes, either in the countryside, on the beach or in the mountains. The apartments and apartments in the cities are the ideal starting point for exploring the most beautiful historical sites. Often you get a large garden with terrace and grill as well as your own pool for your holiday accommodation in Alentejo. The majority of landlords allow a dog to be brought into the accommodation, which can accompany you on long hiking tours.
Holiday in Alentejo
Location and orientation
The Alentejo is a region in Portugal that includes the districts of Evora, Beja and Portalegre. It is located on the mainland of Portugal and stretches from the Atlantic Ocean to the Spanish border. The highest point in the region is the 1,025 metre high Sao Mamede. Important cities are Elvas, Evora, Beja and Sines.
Travelers and Activities
Alentejo has an extremely varied landscape to offer you around the Rio Tejo, towards the Algarve in the south and the Atlantic Ocean in the west. Here they wander through sparsely populated areas characterised by cereal fields, hills, olive trees, vineyards and pastures. In Alentejo you can walk for hours through the countryside, along rivers and through small villages, and let your soul dangle.Kilometres of sandy beaches for a relaxing beach holiday
The Alentejo coast is a particularly unspoilt area, with many wide sandy beaches and secluded coves. Here, families with children will find, for example, on the beaches of Sines, well-guarded bathing opportunities in blue-flagged waters. In addition, Alentejo has countless small beaches, such as Porto Covo, which are separated by large cliffs and offer good shelter from the rough Atlantic.
Several documentaries have already been made about Alentejo, such as the documentaries entitled "Montados - Portugal's primeval forests" and "Alentejo".
Top 5 travel tips
The historic centre of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Evora has a beautiful early Gothic cathedral and a Roman temple that you can visit. The city also exudes a unique flair with its narrow alleys, palaces and squares and invites you to take long walks.2. Admire the white houses of the "Adlerhorst
Due to the spectacular location of the village Marvao, which is situated on an 856 meters high granite wall, the sleepy place is often called "Adlerhorst". The bright white houses of the village are visible from far away. In the immediate vicinity are some megaliths and giant beds from 4,000 to 2,000 B.C., to which you should definitely make a detour.3. Visit the marble town
75 kilometres south of Pomarinho is the town of Villa Vicosa, also known as the "Marble Museum Town". It is located on a plateau and is characterized by large marble houses and fruit trees. The palace from the 16th century is also impressive, which is why a visit is definitely worthwhile.4. Go to the medieval town on a slope
Castelo de Vide is one of the best-preserved cities in the world, with many of its buildings dating back to the Middle Ages. The urban area extends in steps over a slope and has a Jewish quarter with a synagogue worth seeing. The 14th century castle, the covered marble fountain of Fonte da Vila and the Gothic portals of many buildings are also among the monuments of Castelo de Vide.5. Admire the richness of the baroque in Portalegre
The historic town of Portalegre, which for strategic reasons has three castle towers, now boasts unique Baroque buildings that tell of Renaissance prosperity. Portalegre is also famous for the large exhibition in the carpet museum and the tapestry factory, which you can visit.
Things to know
The climate in Alentejo is more continental and dry, with cool nights and hot days. During the day there is intense sunshine, which you should not ignore during long hikes. Along the coastline, however, there are maritime influences, accompanied by refreshing winds from the Atlantic.