Things to see and do - Beja
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The capital of the Lower-Alentejo, with white houses and straight streets, is a large agricultural market that mainly lives off trade in olive oil and wheat. Located on the vast plateau of the Alentejo, on the dividing line between the riverbeds of the Sado to the west and Guardiana to the east, Beja was a flourishing Roman colony (Pax Julia), then the seat of a Visigothic Bishopric and then suffered under the Moslems for four centuries.
Tourist attractions Beja : Things to see and do
L.go da Conceição P - 7800 Beja
This convent of nuns of the order of St Clare, was founded in 1459 by Ferdinand, duke of Viseu, father of King Manuel. The elegant balustrade which crowns the church and the cloister resembles that of Batalha Monastery. The convent now accommodates t..
Escola superior agrária de Beja - R. de Pedro Soares P - Beja
The ethnobotanical research centre of the School of Agriculture manages a small museum holding exhibitions, renewed every six months, that tackle various aspects of humans' use of seeds and plants, fibres and resins. The tours, given by enthusiastic ..
P - 7800 Beja
This Castle built in the 13C houses a military museum. Its crenellated wall, flanked by towers is dominated at an angle by a high keep. A spiral staircase takes you to the first floor whose attractive star-ribbed vaulting rests on Muslim style honeyc..
Rua Capitão João Francisco De Sousa, Nº 57 P - 7800-691 Beja
This hotel in the historic centre of Beja offers uniquely decorated rooms with flower patterns and colourful wall paintings. There is a guest lounge with a fireplace and TV. The rooms at Hotel Bejense are decorated with care and include free Wi-Fi, ..
Rua de Mértola 56 P - 7800 475 Beja
Located in the historic centre of Beja, Santa Barbara has rooms with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. It has a bar and a shared living room with a fireplace. Featuring a colourful décor, rooms at Barbara come with cable TV and a private bathroom. S..
Rua Francisco Miguel Duarte nº1 P - 7800-510 Beja
Located in Beja, Alentejo, this hotel is less than 2 km from many of Beja’s top attractions including the Castelo de Beja. It features an outdoor pool, fitness centre and air-conditioned rooms with balconies. Overlooking Beja or the Alentejo country..
Rua Francisco Miguel Duarte 1 P - 7800-510 Beja
Largo D. Nuno Álvares Pereira P - 7801-901 Beja
Herdade da Malhadinha Nova P - 7800-601 Albernoa
This restaurant occupies the estate's wine bodega. It stands out for its cuisine made largely from its own produce (vegetables, beef, Iberian pork, wine etc) or ingredients sourced from the local area.