Alentejo is the largest region of Portugal that covers one third of the country.
Think about the dry and golden plan lands, the wavy hills and the lime-green vines. It is an incredible coastline, marble towns and majestic medieval towns. It is an open space that seems to have no end. There are colors and smells that come out the earth. It is the unmissed feature of rural architecture, present in the hills of the great farms, in the oldest ranks of towns, villages or in the chapels. It is the result of ways of being and doing, from the arts and skills that are conserved and renewed, from the tradition that is maintained and recreated.
This is an extensive region with low population density. In other words, nature assumes a preponderant role in the territory.
At the beginning of autumn, the observation of the arrival of thousands of migratory birds, near Cape S. Vicente is one of the greatest charms of bird lovers.
Eating, drinking and snacking are rituals, ways of socializing, entertaining friends and guests and celebrate. From traditional recipes to the recent innovations in gourmet kitchen, or the snacks to the traditional pastries and puddings created in convents. The wines, the cheeses, the cured meats and the sausages are excellent. Sweets and puddings are a “divine sin”. If you like a good wine you can come visit the famous wineries and taste each one of them.
You can visit the multiple parks and natural reserves and enjoy the water of Alentejo inner land. If you like more culture, visit the museums, castles, and palaces and also many more places of cultural interest. For those who are more for party, I advise you to participate in festivals, markets and parties, because you will easily contact with the people proud of their traditions. There are many events throughout Alentejo.