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This ancient strategic place, close to the border, was endowed by King Dinis I in 1290, with a fortified castle, of which only ruins remain. Famous in the 16C thanks to its tapestries, Portalegre prospered in the late 17C when the silk industry took shape there. The town is thus comprised of Baroque residences which give the town its current appearance. Portalegre is the starting point for a trip to the Serra de São Mamede.

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Tourist attractions Portalegre : Things to see and do

  • Serra de São Mamede Interesting

    P - 7300 Portalegre

    The São Mamede Serra is a small island of green in a dry and stony region. The foliage is thick and varied, and is home to chestnut trees, pines, cork-oaks, weeping willows, almond trees, pines and eucalyptus. Starting from Portalegre the road climbs..

  • Main museum

    R. José Maria da Rosa P - 7300 Portalegre

    This museum is set up in the old Diocesan seminary and exhibits a good selection of sacred art including a curious Spanish Piéta in gilded wood from the end of the 15C and four ivory high-reliefs from the Italian 18C school. There is also old Portugu..

  • Praça do Municipio P - 7300 Portalegre

    The facade of the 18C cathedral stands out with its marble columns in the main doorway. In the second chapel on the right, notice an attractive compartmented retable on the life of the Virgin Mary. In the sacristy, whose walls are dressed with azulej..

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