4 Day Alentejo Portugal Itinerary Including Évora


Despite its sudden popularity as Europe’s new tourism darling, it is still possible to sidestep the tourist mill a little to discover some of Portugal’s most beautiful and historic countryside.

Located in south-central Portugal, covering nearly a third of Portugal’s landmass, the Alentejo accounts for less than 8% of Portugal’s population.

Day 1 Évora (2 Nights)

Aim to arrive in Évora mid-morning – Spend the rest of the day exploring the historic centre, visiting some of the city’s main attractions.

The Roman Temple of Évora

The remains of the Roman temple of Diana tell us of an ancient civilisation dating back to Caesar in 57BC.

Day 2: Évora and Surrounds

Take advantage of being the first at some of the more popular attractions – both the Cathedral of Évora & Capela dos Ossos open at 9.00 am. We recommend being first to the Chapel of the Bones.

Almendres Cromlech

Less than a half an hour drive from Évora is a mysterious megalithic site dating back to the 6th millennium BC in the clearing of a beautiful cork oak forest – Almendres Cromlech.

Day 3: Évora, Monsaraz, Terena, Elvas

Leave Évora early in the morning and head towards Monsaraz. Make a stop en route at the beautiful Alqueva Lake. From here, you have spectacular views of the town of Monsaraz and its castle on the hill.

Alqueva Lake

To the right of the lake, you have views of Juromenha, Alandroal, Terena, Monsaraz, and Portel castles. Mourão and Moura on the left bank provide spectacular viewpoints over the pristine lake.

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