Golden plains that disappear out of sight combine with the sun and the heat to impose their own slow, steady rhythm. This is the Alentejo. Inland, the vast golden wheat fields undulate in the wind; along the coast, un-spoilt beaches appear rugged and unexplored.
In Alentejo, the brute force of the land dictates the march of time. Perhaps this is why the region’s culture has its own particular character. Just visit Évora and discover its Roman roots and the delightful charm and heritage to understand why the city has been classified as a World Heritage Site. Also check out the Diana temple and some of the city’s churches to understand the history.
But don’t travel northwards or southwards without exploring the region’s coastline. There the landscape consists high sheer cliffs sheltering tiny beaches which are truly spectacular.
Monday 25 March 2013 11:12 | Published by Andrea | Category: General Tourism