1 Templo Romano, Évora
Enjoy a sunset drink near Évora’s most impressive Roman remains.
2 Cromeleque dos Almendres
The Iberian peninsula’s largest Neolithic stone circle, near Évora, is a hugely atmospheric site.
3 Saturday market, Estremoz
A classic Portuguese market, selling everything from earthenware to cheese, all locally made.
4 Alter do Chão
It’s well worth the drive into the heart of the northern Alentejo plains to see the famous royal stud farm.
Stay the night in one of the traditional houses in this fortified hilltop village.
This quiet, historic riverside town exudes great charm.
7 A Rota Vicentina
Walk a section of this superb long-distance marked trail that wends its way down the west coast of the region.
8 Vila Nova de Milfontes
The Alentejo coast is quite distinct from that of the Algarve, with the estuary town of Vila Nova its finest resort.