Alentejo, the largest region in Portugal, which covers one third of the country, is an open space that seems to have no end.
Think of dry, golden plains, rolling hills and lime-green vines. A rugged coastline, marble cities and majestic medieval towns.
They are colors and smells that come from the earth. It is the unmistakable feature of rural architecture.
This is an extensive region with low population density, nature assumes a predominant role in the territory.
In the beginning of autumn, the observation of the arrival of thousands of migratory birds, near the Cape of S. Vicente is one of the greatest charms of bird lovers.
Eating, drinking and snacking are rituals, ways of socializing, entertaining friends and guests, celebrating.
From traditional recipes to recent innovations in gourmet cuisine, to savory to traditional sweets and puddings created in convents.
The wines, cheeses, cured meats and sausages are excellent.
If you like good wine you can come and visit the famous wineries and taste each wine.
You can visit the various parks and nature reserves and enjoy the waters of the interior of the Alentejo.
If you like culture more, visit museums, castles, palaces.
For those who are more festival-goers, I advise you to participate in festivals, fairs and parties as you will easily get in touch with the population proud of their traditions. There are many events throughout the Alentejo.