Alentejo

The Alentejo is an extensive region covering almost a third of Portugal. The bound area in the north is the river Tagus, and in the south, the hills of Algarve. In the east it shares a frontier with Spain, and in the west it opens onto the Atlantic Ocean.

Characterised by flat landscapes sprinkled with yellow wheat fields, olive groves and cork plantations stretch as far as the eye can see. Standing stones, dolmens and circles dot the landscape, reminding the ancient culture.

The coast is equally stunning – a string of hidden coves, sand dunes and wild beaches.

There is much to see and enjoy in this region such as Evora, classified as 'World Heritage Site'; the spectacular fortifications of Elvas; the hilltop sites of Monsarraz; Evora-Monte and Marvão and the marble towns of Estremoz, Borba and Vila-Viçosa, among others.