Alentejo - Culture Tour
Visit the Alentejo, one of the most traditional regions of Portugal, where we find places with lots of history and culture.
Duration: The time is all yours!
Duration: The time is all yours!
2 People - 226.00 €
3 People - 234.00 €
4 People - 272.00 €
5 People - 290.00 €
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In the eighth century. VIII, Monsaraz falls under the sway of Islam through the Muslim invasions which occupied much of the Iberian Peninsula. His condition castellated medieval village, the impetuous growth of villages of Reguengos, the wealth of wineries and craft activities and loyalty to the population of Monsaraz to miguelistas ideals defeated in the civil war (1828-1834) were the factors that contributed to the transfer the seat of the municipality to Vila Nova de Reguengos in 1838.
Arraiolos has many places of interest of all kinds. Regarding the Historical-Cultural aspects highlight the Arraiolos Castle, one of the few circular castles in the world, the Pousada de Nossa Senhora da Assunção, the Mother Church and the Church of Mercy of Arraiolos and the Mother Church of Vimieiro, the Chapel of São João do Campo, Santana do Campo, the Palace of the Sempre Noiva (always a bride) of Arraiolos and the Palace of the Condes do Vimieiro, also to highlight the Pelourinho of Arraiolos and all the historical center.
Évora is testimony from several styles and aesthetic currents, being over endowed with works of art to the point of being classified by UNESCO in 1986 as a Common Heritage of Mankind time. The historic center of Évora is one of the richest of Portugal and is classified as a World Heritage Site since 1986. Some of its major monuments are:
Roman Temple of Évora is one of the most important Roman monuments of Portugal. Is located at the highest point of the city and was part of the Roman forum. It is thought to have been created around the first century to honor the Emperor Augustus, but later came to be known by wrongly Temple of Diana.
The Cathedral was built between the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries in Gothic style, is one of the most important medieval cathedrals of the country, inspired by the Romanesque Cathedral of Lisbon plan.
The Church of São Francisco was rebuilt from the reign of D. João I and completed in the time of D. Manuel. Its architecture and decoration mixes Gothic, Mudéjar and Manuelino styles. The single nave covered by a huge stone vault, is a masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic architecture.
The Bones Chapel is located in São Francisco Church, was built in the eighteenth century and is fully lined with human bones. It is famously known for writing the input phrase "We bones that are here for yours we are waiting".
The Palace of D.Manuel was built in the city by this king in the early sixteenth century, survived the so-called Ladies' Gallery, in that blend influences of the Gothic-Mudejar, Manueline and Renaissance.
In Lóios Convent, the church and the cloister of the convent are good examples of the Gothic-Mudéjar and Manuelino in Évora.
Beco (alley) Chantre, 11 is a student residence, comprised of some of the best students of the University of Évora, they come from various parts of the country. Here are held weekly several festive events, considered by many the best in the region.