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.

5 Monsaraz

Stay the night in one of the traditional houses in this fortified hilltop village.

6 Mértola

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.

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