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  • 1 The upper town Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Largo do Castelo P - 7100 Estremoz

    Taking the narrow lane off the Rossio, to the right of the pillory, you pass a 14C gateway which marks the entrance to the old town with its Gothic and Manueline houses.

  • 2 Castle Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Chemin Castelo d'Evoramonte P - 7100 Évoramonte

    Roman then Arabic, this castle, modified in the 14C, has remained a military building in the Gothic style, despite 16C alterations. The outline of the medieval keep is marked with rope. The Bragança house had the motto "Depois vos, nos" (Af..

  • 3 Keep

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Largo D. Dinis P - 7100 Estremoz

    The keep now houses one of Portugal's most famous pousadas. Built in 13C, it is crowned by pyramid-shaped merlons, and its upper section is flanked by balconies and corbels. On the second floor, you will notice a beautiful octagonal room, brightened ..

  • 4 Capela da Rainha Israel

    Religious buildings

    Largo Dom Dinis P - 7100 Estremoz

    The walls of this chapel are covered with beautiful azulejos representing scenes from the life of the Queen Isabel of Aragon, wife of King Dinis. Note the scene of the Miracle of the Roses - when surprised by the King whilst carrying bread to the poo..

  • 5 Santa Maria Church

    Religious buildings

    Largo Dom Dinis P - 7100 Estremoz

    Situated in the upper town, this 16C church has a square layout The church was once part of the old citadel, and now harbours some early Portuguese paintings in addition to an attractive marble basin.

  • 6 The audience room of King Dinis

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Largo D. Dinis P - 7100 Estremoz

    Notice the beautiful Gothic colonnade which typifies this building, whose star-shaped vaults were rebuilt in the Manueline era. Queen Isabel of Aragon died here in 1336, and King Pedro I in 1367.

  • 7 Municipal museum

    Museums and art

    Largo Dom Dinis P - 7100 Estremoz

    This museum, set up in a beautiful house opposite the keep, brings together pottery and Estremoz nativity figures in addition to religious art.

  • 8 The lower town

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Marquês de Pombal P - 7100 Estremoz

    Access to the modern town is gained through a 17C gateway. There, you can visit the rural museum.

  • 9 Rural museum

    Museums and art

    Av. de Santo António P - 7100 Estremoz

    This small museum charts scenes from Alentejo life in the form of models of craft products and regional costumes.

  • 10 Nossa Senhora dos Martires church

    Religious buildings

    N4 P - 7100 Estremoz

    This church, built in 1744 has a monumental Gothic chevet. Inside the building, whose entrance is heralded by a triumphant Manueline arch, you will notice some beautiful azulejos.

  • 11 House of the Convention

    Archaeological and historical sites

    P - 7100 Évoramonte

    This house is a historical place. The Evoramonte Convention was signed here in 1834, marking the end of the civil war. A commemorative plaque records the events.

  • 12 Parish Church

    Religious buildings

    Rua de São Pedro P - 7100 Évoramonte

    Situated on the edge of the picturesque main street, this church is distinguished by its early steeple.

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