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    The fascinating and unique Alentejo region is rich in history and traditions, favours a slow-moving lifestyle and boasts excellent wine and wonderful gastronomy, UNESCO listed historic cities, gleaming white marble towns, aristocratic estates, castles and medieval fortresses and its own costa, the Costa Azul.

    Covering a third of the country the extensive region of Alentejo, ‘land beyond the Tagus’ separates Lisbon from the Algarve and is a diverse landscape of wide, sun-baked plains of golden wheat fields, wildflower meadows,rolling hills of vineyards, cork oak woodlands and olive trees, as well as wild mountains and a stunning 100km protected coastline of beautiful beaches and small sheltered coves set between steep cliffs.

    Tiny white-washed villages and traditional farmsteads dots its countryside, well preserved medieval hilltop fortresses, watchtowers and castles offers an insight into its past together with the beautiful historic centres of UNESCO listed Evora and Elvas, whilst the towns of Estremoz, Borba and Vila Vicosa are renowned for their marble.

    The region also boasts the largest collection of megalithic monuments in the Iberian Peninsula and its protected nature includes an estuary and several nature reserves rich in flora and fauna as well as rivers and tranquil reservoirs including the largest artificial lake in Europe, the vast Alqueva.

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The fascinating and unique Alentejo region is rich in history and traditions, favours a slow-moving lifestyle and boasts excellent wine and wonderful gastronomy, UNESCO listed historic cities, gleaming white marble towns, aristocratic estates, castles and medieval fortresses and its own costa, the Costa Azul.

Covering a third of the country the extensive region of Alentejo, ‘land beyond the Tagus’ separates Lisbon from the Algarve and is a diverse landscape of wide, sun-baked plains of golden wheat fields, wildflower meadows,rolling hills of vineyards, cork oak woodlands and olive trees, as well as wild mountains and a stunning 100km protected coastline of beautiful beaches and small sheltered coves set between steep cliffs.

Tiny white-washed villages and traditional farmsteads dots its countryside, well preserved medieval hilltop fortresses, watchtowers and castles offers an insight into its past together with the beautiful historic centres of UNESCO listed Evora and Elvas, whilst the towns of Estremoz, Borba and Vila Vicosa are renowned for their marble.

The region also boasts the largest collection of megalithic monuments in the Iberian Peninsula and its protected nature includes an estuary and several nature reserves rich in flora and fauna as well as rivers and tranquil reservoirs including the largest artificial lake in Europe, the vast Alqueva.

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Convento do Espinheiro

5 Star

Originally built as a 15th century convent, and as one of Portugal’s most famed monasteries considered a national monument, Convento do Espinheiro has been carefully and lovingly transformed into an elegant and luxurious hotel, harmoniously combining original features and modern amenities.

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Alentejo Marmoris

5 Star

Occupying an ancient olive oil mill in the historic town of Vila Vicosa, Alentejo Marmoris Hotel & Spa has been beautifully transformed into a smart boutique hotel by acclaimed architect Miguel Canico Martins and offers calm and comfort in a sophisticated setting.

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L'And Vineyards Resort

5 Star

The strikingly contemporary L’And Vineyards Resort is an exclusive retreat in the heart of the Alentejo region and offers understated luxury and tranquillity for the discerning traveller.

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Pousada Convento de Evora

4 Star

Set in a former 15th century convent and next to the impressive Roman Temple in Evora, beautifully converted Pousada Convento de Evora is in an ideal location for making the most of the city’s many historical sights.

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Featured hotels

Convento do Espinheiro

5 Star

Originally built as a 15th century convent, and as one of Portugal’s most famed monasteries considered a national monument, Convento do Espinheiro has been carefully and lovingly transformed into an elegant and luxurious hotel, harmoniously combining original features and modern amenities.

Alentejo Marmoris

5 Star

Occupying an ancient olive oil mill in the historic town of Vila Vicosa, Alentejo Marmoris Hotel & Spa has been beautifully transformed into a smart boutique hotel by acclaimed architect Miguel Canico Martins and offers calm and comfort in a sophisticated setting.

L'And Vineyards Resort

5 Star

The strikingly contemporary L’And Vineyards Resort is an exclusive retreat in the heart of the Alentejo region and offers understated luxury and tranquillity for the discerning traveller.

Pousada Convento de Evora

4 Star

Set in a former 15th century convent and next to the impressive Roman Temple in Evora, beautifully converted Pousada Convento de Evora is in an ideal location for making the most of the city’s many historical sights.

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