Alentejo

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Where is Alentejo in Portugal?

Alentejo is set in the South of Portugal, between the Tagus River and the Algarve. The East borders Spain and the West is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. It is an extensive region, essentially rural and sparsely populated, which makes up about one third of Portugal.

What to do in Alentejo?

Fantastic beaches, endless plains, unique cuisine, to see and live and savor. Alentejo is set in the South of Portugal, between the Tagus River and the Algarve. The East borders Spain and the West is bathed by the Atlantic Ocean. It is an extensive region, essentially rural and sparsely populated, which makes up about one third of Portugal.

Where is Viana do Alentejo?

A village since the 14th century, Viana do Alentejo is halfway between the Atlantic Ocean and Spain.

Where does the word Alentejo come from?

The word Alentejo may derive from Arabic (Arabic: ألان تاج, trans. Alan-Taj; Alan Crown) due to the Alans, a nomadic Iranian-speaking Sarmatian tribe that settled in the region during the Migration Period at the Fall of the Western Roman Empire.

What is the Alentejo in Portugal like?

One of the poorest, least-developed, least-populated regions in western Europe, the Alentejo has been dubbed both the Provence and the Tuscany of Portugal. Neither is accurate. Its scenery is not as pretty and, apart from in the capital Evora, its food isn’t as sophisticated.

Do you know where the south west Alentejo is?

Protected by the South West Alentejo and Costa Vicentina national park, the 100km of coastline from Porto Covo in the Alentejo to Burgau in the Algarve is the most stunning in Europe. And yet few people seem to know about it.

When is the best time to visit the Alentejo?

The Alentejo is the hottest and driest region of Portugal. The best time to explore the region is in the early spring, when the weather is pleasant, there are no tourists and the flowers are in bloom. During the summer the Alentejo is baked by the intense sun and temperatures reach in excess of 40°C, this makes most sightseeing unbearable.

How many provinces are in the Alentejo region of Portugal?

For the two traditional provinces into which it is divided, see Alto Alentejo Province and Baixo Alentejo Province. Alentejo Region ( Portuguese pronunciation: [ɐlẽtɛʒu]) is one of the seven NUTS 2 regions of Portugal.

The Sado Estuary, Castro Verde and São Mamede Park are all excellent spots to see these creatures in the wild, including flamingos, herons, eagles and swallows. Off to the Alentejo? Make sure to check out our guide to the most incredible hotels in the region before you jet off.

What to drink in Alentejo?

What does Viana do Alentejo mean?

Viana do Alentejo ( Portuguese pronunciation: [viˈɐnɐ ðu ɐlẽˈtɛʒu] ( listen)) is a municipality in the District of Évora in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 5,743, in an area of 393.67 km². The present Mayor is Bernardino Bengalinha Pinto, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is January 13.

What is the altitude of Viana do Alentejo?

Climate data for Viana do Alentejo, 1971-2000 normals and extremes (with 2003 record high), altitude: 202 m (663 ft) Administratively, the municipality is divided into 3 civil parishes ( freguesias ):

Who is the mayor of Viana do Alentejo?

The present Mayor is Bernardino Bengalinha Pinto, elected by the Socialist Party. The municipal holiday is January 13. Viana do Alentejo has a Mediterranean climate ( Köppen: Csa) with mild, rainy winters and hot, dry summers. Climate data for Viana do Alentejo, 1971-2000 normals and extremes (with 2003 record high), altitude: 202 m (663 ft)

What to do in the Alentejo in Portugal?

Fonte da Renascenca (Viana do Alentejo) 8. Chafariz do Rossio das Hortas 9. Fonte do Concelho 10. Capela do Cruzeiro - Ermida do Senhor Jesus do Cruzeiro 11. Ermida de São Vicente 12. Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Assunção 13. Fonte do Paço 14. Oratorio do Calvario (Viana do Alentejo) 15. Ermida de N. Sr.ª da Piedade 16. Anta do Zambujeiro 17.

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