The hushed Alentejo (say: “Alentejo” or “alenteisjoe ‘) is the best kept secret of Portugal. A vanguard of tourists know the land of peace, space and cork oak already be found.
Beautiful Portuguese scenery close to the Spanish border.
Last year was Alentejo voted by readers of USA Today “Best Wine Region to Visit.” Before the Marlborough wine region in New Zealand and the US’s own Napa Valley.
The new Tuscany?
Like you are in Africa, but this is not true. This estate is called Herdade da Malhadinha Nova and also lies in Alentejo.
Cork, cork and another cork, because it runs in Alentejo largely to!
Further to the north are the Alentejo mountainous and wooded. The Horta da Moura Hotel in Monsaraz, an hour east of Évora, is the oldest hotel in rural Alentejo. Boss José Alves shows us in the hotel garden an accredited olive tree 2450 years old.
Cozy evenings dine outside on one of the squares in Évora
Restaurants, bars and cafeterias are very affordable in Alentejo. On the menu: fish (especially bacalhau: dried cod), lamb, beef, good (local) wine, fresh salads and lots of sweet pastries.
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