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
On first sight, the few display cabinets of this modest-looking classroom in an agricultural college look unremarkable. Against expectations, however, the guided tour provides a wealth of information and fascinating anecdotes on man's relationship wi..
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 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..